Mays, Burroughs continue tennis success

SUBMITTED PHOTO Faith Burroughs and Brittany Mays, a Vilonia High School tennis duo, bring home the Searcy invitational bronze.

Vilonia Lady Eagles Brittany Mays and Faith Burroughs captured third place during Searcy’s two-day-long tennis tournament held recently.


Regarded as the pre-season warmup to the official 2014-15 tennis season, the Searcy Invitational featured male and female competitors who represented schools in Conway, Searcy, Cabot, El Dorado and Vilonia.

After a two-day stretch of games spanning from Aug. 8-9, 10th grader Mays and 11th grader Burroughs returned to Vilonia with the Searcy Invitational bronze in tow.

The victory served as the latest chapter in Mays’ and Burroughs’ two-year stretch as the No. 1 seed in Vilonia’s tennis doubles team in the women’s division.

Eleven months prior to their win at Searcy, the duo went on to capture tennis bronze at the 2013 Conway Open.

According to Vilonia tennis coach Kirk McDonald, part of the success that Mays and Burroughs experienced in the past two years can be linked to how well their individual styles mesh with each other.

“Faith hits great baseline ground strokes, and Brittany is a very aggressive tennis player,” McDonald said. “Their contrasting styles complement each other.”

With the tennis season coming up, Mays and Burroughs have been touted by Coach McDonald as two tennis players who fans should watch out for.




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