Brookhaven Academy boys win South State

Published 7:00 pm Thursday, May 2, 2013

It wasn’t easy but the Brookhaven Academy boys accomplished their goal. The Cougars won their ninth straight MAIS Class AA South State Tennis Tournament, edging Lamar School 9-8.5 on a rainy Wednesday afternoon on the Brookhill courts.

Leading the Cougars were Will Hickman and Grant Melancon, who won No. 1 and No. 2 boys singles respectively. Graham Watson and Zac Smith won No. 1 boys singles for BA. Jacob Wiggins and Dawson Martin fell in the semifinals.

The BA girls finished third behind Lamar and Laurel Christian. Marlee Watts and Madison Warren won No. 1 girls singles for BA.

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BA, coached by David Misner, will compete in the state tournament, May 8, in Jackson. Whitney Moak, Hickman, Melancon, Watson, Smith, Watts and Warren will represent the Cougars.

Boys Results

No. 1 singles: Will Hickman (BA) d. Marcello (LC) 6-0, 6-3. Championship: Hickman d. Majure (LS) 6-0, 6-1. No. 2 singles: Grant Melancon (BA) d. Mueller (LS) 6-0, 6-3. Championship: Melancon d. Pitts (LC) 6-3, 6-2.

No. 1 boys doubles: Graham Watson-Zac Smith (BA) d. Leggett-Gatewood (LC) 6-4, 6-2. Championship: Watson-Smith d. Martin-Waldron (LS).

No. 2 boys doubles: Danford-Chancellor (LC) d. Jacob Wiggins-Dawson Martin (BA) 6-3, 6-4.

Girls Results

No. 1 singles: Whitney Moak (BA) d. West (CP) 6-1, 6-4. Championship: Gibson (LS) d. Moak 6-1, 6-2.

No. 2 singles: Arrington (LS) d. Macey Lea (BA) 6-2, 6-3.

No. 1 doubles: Madison Warren-Marlee Watts (BA) d. Fisher-Napier (LC) 6-4, 6-4. Championship: Warren-Watts (BA) d. Koschanski-Varela (LS) 6-4, 6-0.

No.2 doubles: McLaurin-Tibbs (LC) d. Lindsey Winborne-Caroline Stewart (BA) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Mixed doubles: Jones-Wolf (LC) d. Trent Nettles-Missy Clanton (BA) 7-5, 7-5.