Melissa’s Tristan Clark and Dawson Mercer were B Boys Doubles champions while Justin Mercer and John Lewis claimed the title in A Boys Doubles at the Princeton Invitational tournament held Feb. 1-2 at Princeton High School. Brandon Shipes and Megan Carr teamed to win the title in A Mixed Doubles, while Zachary Butterfield and Aubrey Grantham claimed second place.


Additionally, Chloe Wirey took second in B Girls Singles and MacKenzie Wilke earned third. Lily Hubbard was awarded consolation in A Girls Singles, as were Sarah Keeton and Sierra Thomas in A Girls Doubles and Skylar McCaskill and Julianna Garlin in B Girls Doubles.


“What a great start to the spring season,” Melissa head coach Brad Crawford said. “I was so proud of how hard our kids played. We’ve had some real weather issues since getting back from Christmas break and I was not sure how we would play. But the kids stepped up and competed really well.”


Melissa next plays at Anna, Feb. 8-9, and is back in Anna the following week on Feb. 15-16.