Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

March 27, 2013

Bullard Tennis: Beckham wins boys “B” singles championship at Van Tournament

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress

VAN —



Landon Beckham won the championship in boys “B” at the Van Tournament late last week, highlighting a strong effort from the Bullard High School netters.

Beckham opened the day with an 8-1 decision over Hilburn from Spring Hill.

Next he doubled up Corralles from Grand Saline, 8-4.

Beckham also posted an 8-4 decision over Hathaway from All Saints in the quarterfinal round.

Beckham's roll continued as he posted a 6-0, 6-1 win over Ramos from Nacogdoches in the semi-finals as well as defeating Bryan De La Rosa of Jacksonville, 6-0, 6-2 in the championship match.

In boys doubles, Cody Cole and Zach Wingate advanced to the semi-final round after earning wins over teams from Wills Point (8-2) and Spring Hill (9-8, 7-1 in the tie breaker).

The Bullard pairing of Cameron Sanson and Hunter Wages notched victories over foes representing Grand Saline (8-1) and Whitehouse (8-3) before falling to an All Saints duo, 8-3.

In mixed doubles play, Panther tennis' Cody Hutson and McKenzie Fish made it as far as the consolation semi-finals and went 2-2 on the day.

Lexi Kirgan and Reagan Whatley split a pair of matches in girls doubles.

Their win came against a duo from Sunnyvale, where the Bullard girls prevailed 8-4.

Kirgan & Whatley then lost to a Jacksonville pair in the quarterfinals.

Bullard tennis will play in the Kaufman Tournament on Thursday, the team's final action before next week's district meet.