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Panthers tennis players earn place in upcoming 5A Individual State Tournament

The Brookhaven High tennis team will be well represented in the upcoming MHSAA 5A Individual State Tournament.

Every member of the BHS varsity qualified for the tourney that takes place April 26-29 in Oxford.

BHS beat East Central 6-1 in their 5A team playoff opener Monday.

In boys singles, Sam Allen of BHS won 6-0, 6-1 over Henry Wilson of EC. Girls singles was the only place where East Central gained a point as Amaya Smith defeated Lilly Gray of Brookhaven in a third set tiebreaker.

The Brookhaven team of Sarah Adcock and Lauren Currie won 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 girls doubles. The No. 2 girls’ doubles team of Lucy Allen and Allie McNeill took a 6-4, 6-0 win for the Panthers.

Brookhaven was equally dominant in boys’ doubles as the No. 1 doubles team of Pierce Legg and Logan Case won 6-1, 6-0 and the No. 2 team of David Sones and Jeremiah Layton took a 6-3, 6-0 victory.

In mixed doubles, Caroline Kilpatrick and Robert Adcock of Brookhaven won 6-1, 6-1 over the team from East Central.