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Panther tennis opens ’19 season with win

The Brookhaven High School tennis team played their first match of the 2019 season on Tuesday. The BHS varsity defeated Wesson 5-2 and the junior varsity won 2-of-4 matches played.
BHS boys’ and girls’ singles both drew tough assignments. James Gardner played a good match against Wesson’s Drew Hulon and came within a couple of points from playing a third and deciding set.
Newcomer Victoria Sittig — a senior transfer from Franklin County — played her first match for BHS and came up short against a very steady Ally Everett. All of the Panther doubles teams won their matches.
Brookhaven tennis plays two more matches this week, weather permitting. Today Lawrence County will host the Panthers at the Atwood Water Park courts beginning at 4 p.m. Friday BHS travels to Clinton to take on 6A Clinton High School beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Match results vs. Wesson
Boys singles — Drew Hulon defeated James Gardner (BHS) 6-2, 7-5.
Girls singles — Ally Everett defeated Victoria Sittig (BHS) 6-1, 6-1.
No. 1 boys doubles — Daniel Panzica and Sam Allen (BHS) defeated Jaden Smith and Christopher Franklin 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 boys doubles — Braxton Wallis and Jonah Clark (BHS) defeated Bryce Oster and Coleman Bonds 6-0, 6-0.
No. 1 girls doubles — Rivers Gray and Gracey Massengill (BHS) defeated Melody Ashley and Molly Granger 6-0, 6-1.
No. 2 girls doubles — Lily Gray and Madeline King (BHS) defeated Maddie Robinson and Baylee Newman 6-0, 6-0.
Mixed doubles — Gray Anding and Maddie Boyte (BHS) defeated Sam Carraway and Olivia Clark 6-1, 6-1.
JV action
Pierce Legg and Logan Case (BHS) defeated Luke McRee and Connor Brister 8-0.
Sarah Todd Adcock and Allie Grace McNeil (BHS) lost in a tiebreaker 8-7 to Cameron Bridges and Vivian McRee.
Sarah Rose McDonald and Anna Grace McCreary (BHS) defeated Kelly Grace Raiford and Anna Harrell 8-2.
Jeremiah Layton and Jenny Parker Murray (BHS) lost 8-3 to Christopher Franklin and Alyssa Carraway.