Brentwood's tennis teams more than left their mark at the TSSAA state championships.
The Bruins produced championships in both team events, and added two singles and a doubles championship on Friday at the Adams Tennis Complex.
Brentwood sophomore Donovan Janicek took down Central Magnet senior Nathan Zou in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, to capture the boys’ title.
Just two days earlier, Zou defeated Janicek in the team finals, but Janicek was too much on Friday.
“First of all, he's really a great player," Janicek said. "Playing him two days ago, I kind of used that as a match to figure out my strategy for this one. I knew I had to be consistent.”
Zou and Janicek were tied at 4-4 in the first set, but the Bruin sophomore won two key points to win the first set and dominated the second.
"I beat him two days ago really, really easily, and I think I just came out a little too confident," Zou said. "That was probably a mistake, but that's what tennis players do in general, and that is to overlook their opponent."
The victory was the just the start for Brentwood on Friday.
"It's unbelievable. I didn't expect it to happen this year, but I'm super thankful for all my teammates and my supporters," he said. "I'm proud to be a Bruin, and it's been a great week overall."
Brentwood sophomore Hamsa Javagal took the girls singles title, defeating Romaine Britt of Collierville 2-1 (5-7, 6-4, 6-2). She lost only one set in three matches en route to the championship.
Brentwood sophomore Alex Torre and senior Georgia Fischer completed Friday's sweep with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Dobyns Bennett's Lainey Hill and Sydney Berry.
Ravenwood's Jackson Stone and Ethan Eishenhauer weren’t as fortunate as they fell in the championship match, 2-0, to Tennessee High's Hagan Oakley and David Bieger.