The Waxahachie junior varsity tennis team played host to the Spring Blowout junior varsity tennis tournament on Thursday.

Against good competition the Indians were able to improve their game.

“I changed our line-up for this tournament to give our players a chance to play different formats,” Waxahachie coach Perry Nutt said. “Some of them played with a different doubles partner and some played singles instead of doubles. I think that everyone adapted well and played hard.”

John Stephenson competed in boys’ singles for Waxahachie and lost to Ferris (8-1) and Ennis (8-1).

In girls’ singles, Jackie Holden lost to Cleburne (8-2) and Terrell (8-0) and Caitlin Sevier lost to Ennis (8-1) and to Palmer (8-2).

WHS’s girls’ doubles team of Haylie Brown and Kristi Clem lost its opening match to Kaufman (8-5) before winning sets against Crandall (8-1) and Ferris (8-1). In the semifinals of the consolation bracket the Lady Indians lost to Forney (8-5).

Waxahachie’s second girls’ double team, Kate Ward and Elizabeth Guajardo, opened the tournament with a win against Palmer (8-3) before falling to Kaufman (8-3).

With two mixed doubles teams, Waxahachie won one of four games played.

Elliot Frey and Emily Perez defeated Forney (8-1) to open the tournament before losing to Cleburne (8-6). Tyler Kupper and Jessica Nash lost to Terrell (8-1) and Hewitt Midway (8-2).

The next junior varsity tennis tournament, March Madness is scheduled for Thursday, March 5, at Waxahachie and Ennis.