Spending summer on the court

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HOUSTON – Summer is not just for swimming and camping as several youth from Houston are well aware.
They are spending their school break in the same fashion they wrapped up the school year, on the tennis court.
Several members of the Houston High School tennis team are extending their season in the Northeast Mississippi Junior tennis team summer league and have been traveling to area courts to compete.
The Houston Maroon took a team win over Booneville, 4-1, with Ezra Blissard taking a 6-2, 6-1 win over Adam Holley in boy’s singles and Brennan Byrne winning, 6-1, 6-0, over Star Rogers.
In boy’s doubles, Walt Harrington and Chase Eldridge fell to Booneville in three sets, 1-6, 7-6, 0-1, and the sister team of Abbie and Madison Mitchell blanked their opponents in girl’s doubles, 6-0, 6-0. Blissard teamed up with Brennan Byrne for a 6-4, 6-2 win in mixed doubles.
The Houston Maroon continued with a 3-2 team win over Saltillo as Lane Brandon defeated Payton Pierce, 6-3, 6-4, in boy’s singles and Harrington and Eldridge shut out their opponents, 6-0, 6-0, in boy’s doubles.
Madison Mitchell and Casey Jo Hollingsworth teamed up in girl’s doubles for a 6-0, 6-0 win. Cameron Byrne and Chapman Boyer fell 4-6, 1-6, in mixed doubles and Brennan Byrne took a loss in girl’s singles.
The team also scored a 4-1 team win over Kossuth with Eldridge winning boy’s singles, 6-0, 6-2, over Zach Shawl and Hollingsworth falling 0-6, 2-6, to Taylor Heavener.
Blissard and Eldridge got the 6-2, 6-4, win in boy’s doubles and Cameron Byrne and Hollingsworth came out ahead, 6-2, 6-0, in girl’s doubles. Cameron Byrne and Harrington teamed up for a 6-2, 6-3, win in mixed doubles.
Madison and Abby Mitchell added two more wins in girl’s doubles.