Runyan wins 4A State tennis title in Girls’ Singles

Brooke Runyan has won State in Girls Singles Tennis! She competed last week at the Annemarie Tennis center in San Antonio, March 20-21. Her first opponent fell 6-1, 6-1 from Midlothian Heritage. Runyan then faced Monique Ybarra from Palestine and it was a tougher game. Winning 6-3 and 6-3, Runyan had earned her spot in the final match against Stormy Tatum of Gatesville. The final match was a tough competition between the two top athletes and Runyan came out on top at 6-3 and 6-4 and earned the title of State Champion!

Arabian State tennis champ Brooke Runyan is pictured with grandmother Brenda Wilkinson Hellums, who won State with the Arabian basketball team in 1962, and mother Kelly Hellums Runyan, who won State with the Arabian volleyball team in 1988.
Brooke with sister Megan and friends from DHS who came to cheer her to victory.

“All of her hard work and dedication to details has paid off in a state championship!!! Great job, Brooke!!! Very well deserved! She took control after a slow start and never looked back,” said Coach Mark Feltner.
By Dicy Chambers
Sports Writer