Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

March 27, 2013

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

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress


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.