Lafayette qualified six tennis players for next month’s MHSAA individual state tournament Thursday afternoon. The Commodores competed against New Albany, Senatobia, North Pontotoc, Tunica-Rosa Fort and Lewisburg in the Division 2-4A individual tournament held at the John Leslie Courts.
The No. 1 girls doubles team of Lauren Cullen and Ashley Smith won the individual title, while Mallory Davis and Barron Pruitt won the mixed doubles title. Hunter Knight and Jacob Roberts, Lafayette’s No. 1 boys doubles team, finished runner-up in the tournament.
“It was a great effort by everyone on the Lafayette tennis to have six of the 12 players advance to the state tournament out of a very strong district,” LHS coach Debbie Swindoll said.
Lafayette will return to team playoff action Monday at Kosciusko. Action begins at 10:30 a.m. (April 20, 2012, Page 6A)