The Wildcats’ team tennis squad lost a squeaker, 9-8 to Sherman Thursday afternoon at the Wildcats Tennis Complex. The Bearcats won last year, 17-2. The Wildcats are now 1-1 for the season. Two matches were not played by agreement of the two coaches. Wildcats Coach Tony Martinez said the heat affected both teams. Sherman was playing its’ second match of the day. Coach Martinez said the thirsty players went through 8 gallons of water.
For the second straight match, Coach Martinez was impressed by the play of freshman Jonah Kirkpatrick. He also mentioned Blaine Flemens. Also for a second straight match, he girls doubles team of Karolina Espinoza and Jaspyn Johnson won their doubles match.
The Wildcats will be playing two matches next Tuesday. They will face Jacksonville next Tuesday morning in Tyler and then will play John Tyler in the afternoon.