Haylie Brown won the consolation championship in girls singles while Justin Miller claimed second place in boys singles as the Waxahachie High School tennis team competed in the March Madness tournament Friday in Ennis.
Brown lost her opening round match against Red Oak 6-3, 6-2 but bounced back with three consecutive wins to claim the consolation title. She topped Sulphur Springs 6-0, 6-2 in the quarterfinals before rolling past Athens 6-0, 6-0 in the semifinals. In the championship she defeated Athens 8-2.
After a bye in the opening round Miller topped Ennis 4-6, 6-0, 10-4 in the quarterfinals before beating Red Oak 6-4, 6-3 in the semifinals.
In the finals Miller fell to Ennis 6-3, 6-0 to finish second as the District 15-4A meet draws near.
Waxahachie will have three weeks off before playing in its final non-district tournament of the year on April 1 at the Mansfield Legacy Kowbell Classic.
Following the Classic the Indians will compete in the district tournament Tuesday-Wednesday, April 7-8 in Corsicana.
Carl Rodriguez and Coleman Beddingfield teamed up in the boys doubles for Waxahachie and won their opening match against Sulphur Springs 1-6, 6-3, 10-2 before falling out of the tournament with a loss to Ennis in the second round 6-3, 4-6, 4-10.
Jonathan Cooper and Gerardo Garcia also competed in boys doubles and picked up wins against Red Oak and West Mesquite before falling to Ennis in the semifinals.
In girls doubles, the team of Brittany O’Carroll and Brianne Jarvis lost a first round match to Red Oak 6-4, 6-4 before defeating Sulphur Springs 8-2 in the semifinals of the consolation bracket. In the consolation finals the duo lost to Red Oak 8-4.
Austin Hunt and Savannah Summers represented Waxahachie in mixed doubles and defeated Lancaster 6-0, 6-3 in the second-round before exiting the tournament with a 7-5, 6-3 loss to Ennis.
Also representing Waxahachie in mixed doubles were the team of Cody Kendrick and RoSandra Acosta. The duo defeated Mabank 6-3, 6-0 in the opening round and Red Oak 6-3, 7-5 in round two before falling to Ennis 6-3, 6-0 in the semifinals.
Kendall Burks defeated Athens 7-6, 6-1 in the first round of girls singles but lost to North Forney on a tie break in round two.
Three place on JV
Ryon Couch and Alison Wilson won second place in mixed doubles while Carolynn Van Zandt teamed with Haylie Phillips to win third in girls doubles and Chet Farmer teamed with Ashley Ayub in mixed doubles to claim third place at the JV March Madness tournament.
The Couch-Wilson team defeated Arlington Martin 8-2, Red Oak 8-4 and Cleburne 8-3 before falling to Arlington Martin in the championship round 8-5.
After a first round bye the team of Farmer-Ayub defeated Cleburne 8-7 (3) before falling to Arlington Martin 8-5.
Also receiving a first round bye, the team of Van Zandt and Phillips defeated Forney 8-1 and Terrell 8-7 (2) before falling to Cleburne 8-4.
Daniela Gandara and Kayla Lemond teamed up in girls doubles for Waxahachie and picked up a win against Ennis while Leslie Kelley and Jessica Perez competed in singles action both earning one win while picking up a tournament-ending loss.