Kerens’ Alex Layfield came up just short for the second consecutive year of making the Class 2A state tennis championship match.

The junior Bobcat finished as state runnerup after falling to Hunter Loyd of Tuscola Jim Ned in straight sets Tuesday, 6-2, 6-3 at Austin’s Lakeway World of Tennis.

Layfield did not drop a set in his quarterfinal or semifinal wins leading up to the finals

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