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Hornet netters dominate Taylorsville

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Loyd Star's Madisyn Brister hustles in for the save in mixed doubles action against Taylorsville in Class 2A playoffs tennis action.

DAILY LEADER / MARTY ALBRIGHT / Loyd Star’s Madisyn Brister hustles in for the save in mixed doubles action against Taylorsville in Class 2A playoffs tennis action.

The Loyd Star Hornet netter cruised past the Taylorsville Tartars 6-1 in the second round of the Class 2A tennis state playoffs race Monday at the Brookhaven City Courts.

Loyd Star advances to the Class 2A South State championship and will play the Clarkdale Bulldogs next Tuesday. Time and location has not been determined.

Loyd Star 6, Taylorsville 1 

Boys singles:  Connor Crosby (LS) d. Caleb Harrison 6-1, 6-2. Girls singles: Ashlyn Locke (LS) d. Kameelah Luvene 6-0, 6-0. Mixed doubles: Madisyn Brister-Bryson Brister (LS) d. Cade Caldwell-Tori Tucker 6-0, 6-0. Boys No. 1 Doubles: Blayne Brister-Cole Moak (LS) d. Brennan Jordan-Brandon Doyle 7-5, 7-5. Boys No. 2 Doubles:  Isaac Herndon-Trent Tucker d. Reid Butler-Lee Thomas (LS) 6-3, 6-1. Girls No. 1 Doubles:  Caylee Grace Yarborough-Faith Bergeron (LS) d. Alex Hickson-Kristen Blackwell 6-2, 6-1.  Girls No. 2 Doubles:  Jordan Shelby-Toni Banks (LS) d. Allie Eaton-Abby Starbuck 6-1, 6-0.