STEPHENVILLE — Florence’s Matthew Mellette and Shane Schober won a pair of matches Monday on the opening day of the Region II-2A tennis meet to advance to the boys doubles semifinals.

Mellette and Schober defeated a team from Godley, 7-5, 6-1, then outlasted a duo from Leonard, 6-1, 2-6, 6-2.

Mellette and Schober will face the No. 2 seed in the tourney from Brock in today’s 9 a.m. semifinal at Tarleton State University.

On Wednesday, Florence’s defending state singles champion Tristen Brunson and the doubles team of Rebecca Horton and Mackenzie Payne begin play in the girls tournament.

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