Wildcats Tennis Coach Tony Martinez had to content with several players who were unable to show up for the first day of team tennis practice Monday morning. They missed a dual session. It started bright and early Monday morning at 7:30 a.m. with running at the high school track. Later the players in attendance had challenge matches to determine seeding for early matches.
The Wildcats play two road matches on Tuesday, August 9. They will be at Whitehouse for a 9 a.m. match and then will bus to Mt. Pleasant for a 2 p.m. match. Coach Martinez said missing players would be behind the others. He hoped they would get caught up by the first district match on September 6. Unlike in past years, the Wildcats will play quite a bit of tennis before district play begins. Seven matches are on the schedule.
The home opener will be against Sherman on Thursday, August 11 at the Wildcat Tennis Complex. Coach Martinez remains optimistic that his team has what it takes to qualify for the area playoffs by finishing in the top four in district.