LEXINGTON - All three area boys in the State Tennis Championships were eliminated on the first day of play Thursday.
Seeded players eliminated Garrard County's Phillip Arndt from the singles draw and Danville's Casey Maupin and Chris Bright from the doubles draw.
Maupin and Bright, both freshmen, won a first-round match over Andy Young and Jimmy Hancock of Louisville Holy Cross 6-1, 6-4 before falling to seventh-seeded Brian Bredniak and Brad Robbins of Lone Oak 6-1, 6-1.
Arndt, an eighth-grader, lost his first match to No. 4 singles seed Shane Collins of St. Xavier 6-1, 6-3 after a first-round bye.