The Wildcats’ team tennis squad opened the season Tuesday with an 11-8 non-district win over Mt. Pleasant on the road. Wildcats Tennis Coach Tony Martinez was especially impressed with freshman Jonah Kirkpatrick who teamed with senior Jesse Allen to win a boys number 1 doubles match and he also won his singles match as well. In fact, all the boys won their matches. Veteran girls Karolina Espinoza and Jaspyn Johnson, who played mixed doubles last year, won their girls doubles match, 6-2, 6-2. All the other girls lost matches. Coach Martinez said some of the girls were a little behind but he expected them to be much improved over the next couple of weeks.
A planned Tuesday match at Whitehouse had to be canceled after Whitehouse apparently overbooked and ended up playing John Tyler at the time the Wildcats thought they were to play. The Wildcats will host Sherman Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Wildcat Tennis Complex.