Daniell, James earn bronze at State Tennis Tournament

The Wills Point Tiger and Martins Mill tennis programs were well represented at the UIL State Tennis Tournament, sending a combined nine athletes to College Station May 18-19.

The Wills Point mixed doubles team of junior Chase Daniell and Kelsey James were the top finishers among Van Zandt County athletes, placing third overall.

Daniell and James opened play with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Kennedy Coleman and Gunnar Ortega of Liberty Hill in the first round.

The pair then lost to eventual state runners-up Spencer Lin and Ashley Smyser of Abilene Wylie in a hotly contested 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 match.

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