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Warren Central bows out at state tennis tournament

Warren Central had a difficult day at the MHSAA Class 6A individual tennis tournament on Tuesday.

The Vikings won two matches, but had three first-round, straight set losses among their five entries in the tournament in Oxford.

Greyson Parman won his boys singles opener against Gulfport’s Evan Little, then ran into No. 1 seed Walker Ellis of Madison Central and lost 6-0, 6-2 in the second round.

In mixed doubles, Audrey Jennings and John Jabour defeated Ocean Springs’ Amelia Boskovich and Logan Gibson 6-0, 6-1. They advanced to the second round to play Gulfport’s Laurel Dennis and Gordie Verrett, the No. 2 seed in the 16-team bracket, and lost 7-5, 6-1.

The Vikings’ other entries never got out of the gate.

Brayden Robinson and Gordon Wilkerson lost 6-0, 6-2 to Gulfport’s Ryland Buford and Thomas Healy in the first round.

In girls’ doubles, Jane Hopson and Laney Smith fell 6-0, 6-3 to Oxford’s Catherine Bianco and Cecilia Rayburn.

Only two of the 40 first-round matches on Tuesday went to a third set. All four of the top seeds in the boys and girls singles brackets advanced to the semifinals on Wednesday morning.

The Class 6A tournament concludes Wednesday in Oxford with the semifinals and championship matches in each bracket.