The Brownfield Tennis team traveled down the highway on Tuesday Oct. 19, 2021 to Andrews to take on Big Spring in the 4A Region I Quarterfinals. Getting this far into the playoffs everyone knew the the match would be an incredibly close and exciting one, and it was. In doubles, Brownfield was able to sweep through the boys side, getting wins from Thomas Brisendine and LaVantae Richardson, Blake Brisendine and Jack Garcia, and Jonathan Romero and Damian Ussery. Brownfield also got a big win in girls doubles from Kamryn Martinez and Jayla Bazan to give Brownfield a 4-3 edge coming out of doubles.
In singles, Brownfield would get a big win from LaVantae Richardson in a thrilling three set match. LaVantae staved off a match point to come back and win the match 12-10 in a third set tiebreaker. Brownfield also picked up win from Blake Brisendine, Jack Garcia, and Jonathan Romero. Romero was able to overcome some adversity and in the match to also pick up a win in thrilling fashion, taking the match 10-8 in a third set tiebreaker. Kamryn Martinez ended the day as the only Lady Cub to go undefeated. She picked up the doubles win with Jayla Bazan, and in singles, crushed her opponent 6-1, 6-1. Unfortunately, the match would belong to the team who could win the most tiebreakers and the Cubs were not able to do that this time. Big Spring was able to win six matches in third set tiebreakers, while Brownfield was only able to manage four allowing Big Spring to win the Regional Quarterfinals.
In a post game interview, Head Tennis Coach Rich Hammons said, “I am so incredibly proud of this team and the work they have put in all year. Going back to our two-a-day workouts, these players came out determined to better themselves and their results from last year. A year ago, we finished third in district and graduated 10 of those 16 players. We were honestly worried about our chances of even making the playoffs. These players ended the year as district champions and went three rounds deep in the 4A playoffs. I couldn’t be prouder of them and I am definitely looking forward to our spring season.”