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Junior Garrett Beckham returns the ball to his Kickapoo opponent on March 30.

The Branson boys tennis team lost 5-4 to Bolivar on Thursday, April 1.

Bolivar won two of the three doubles matches, with senior Gavin Brown and freshman Nathan Bartram winning the No. 1 doubles.

Brown and Bartram also contributed points in their singles matches, winning 8-2 and 8-6 respectively.

Junior Hayes Stark was the other point winner for the Pirates in the No. 4 singles.

Juniors Garrett Beckham and Wyatt Carlson played to a tiebreaker but ultimately dropped the points.

The Pirates hosted Ozark on Tuesday. They will host Joplin on Thursday before their doubles tournament this weekend on Saturday at Branson High School.

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