Melissa mixed-doubles partners Megan Carr and Brandon Shipes, after dropping their first match at the Kaufman Fall Festival tournament on Friday, Nov. 10, won three-straight matches to claim the consolation medal for the Cardinals.

With 14 teams competing in the tournament, Melissa finished sixth overall.

“I was really pleased with the effort our kids gave today,” Cards head coach Brad Crawford said. “We were playing against some really tough competition from kids in Allen, Midlothian Heritage and Kaufman, but we hung in there and played them well. We’re getting better all the time.” He added that the team will work hard through the winter to be ready for the spring season.