BHS Tennis Coach Rich Hammons and company came out Monday and Tuesday to show District 3-3A they did not lay down during the COVID break last season. The 2020 Spring tennis season really never got started and they certainly didn’t get the opportunity to play the district tourney or move on to regionals or state. The coronavirus put a damper on that, so the Brownfield Tennis program began as defending district champions in the 2021 Spring tennis district tourney. Hammons said, “With COVID ending our season before the district tournament last year, this team was very eager for this day. The players have put in so much work all year.” As it would end up, they came out and played and did not disappoint.
Beginning with the Boys Singles District Champion, Christian Constancio would take the reigns. Alazeah Mireles would earn the Girls Singles District Title. In the Boys Doubles, Thomas Brisendine & Lavantae Richardson would win the District Championship. In the Girls Doubles District Championship match, both BHS squads would go against each other. Eevette Perez & Vivian Rojas would take the district title over Kierra Dever & Ebony Constancio who are district runner-ups. Noah Jimenez & Cemmiyah Richardson became district champs in the Mixed Doubles. Other wins included Darian Alvarado & Johnathon Romero taking 3rd Place in Boys Doubles and becoming an alternate for regionals. Blake Brisendine also placed 3rd in Boys Singles, plus Gabriella Constancio taking the 3rd Place position in Girls Singles. Both Brisendine and Costancio will be alternates.
Overall BHS Tennis won the Girls District Championship, Boys District Championship, and the Team Championship. This is the eighth straight district title in tennis for the Cubs & Lady Cubs tennis program. Brownfield finished with 125 points which was 95 points ahead of second place.
Hammons said, “Every single one of them (tennis players) that advanced to day two, 14 of our 16 players, won their final match and brought home a district medal. The work of these varsity players this year is why this program continues to experience success.”