Madison's Bradley Loftis falls to Abilene Wylie's Rayce Roberson in 3A boys tennis state finals

Madison's Bradley Loftis fell in the Class 3A boys tennis state-title match, 6-0, 6-1, to Abilene Wylie's Rayce Roberson on Tuesday morning.

Roberson has now won two-consecutive state tennis championships.

Loftis, had he won the 3A state title Tuesday, would've become the first Dallas ISD player to do so since 1929. Last week Loftis, a 15-year-old eighth grader, became the third state qualifier out of Dallas ISD since at least 1983, which is as far back as the UIL’s online archives go.

Loftis won a quarterfinal and semifinal match on Monday to advance to Tuesday's championship.

Click here to read SportsDayHS staff writer David Just's feature on Loftis' improbable run.

Scoring recap:
Second set: Loftis falls in the second set, 6-1. Loftis won the first game, but Roberson reeled off six-straight wins thereafter.
First set: Roberson wins first set, 6-0. Loftis is hanging in there but isn't overpowering Roberson as Loftis could do to other opponents. In the third and fourth games of this set Loftis went up 30-0 but allowed Roberson to rally.

Special contributor Sean Lester contributed to this report from Austin.

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