The Wildcats’ team tennis squad opened district play with an 18-1 loss at Hallsville Tuesday afternoon. Wildcats Tennis Coach Tony Martinez thought his team had a chance to win after he checked out play at the beginning of the match. It was not to be. Coach Martinez said his players didn’t execute their strokes and didn’t bring enough effort to he match ups. He added the players appeared to be scared. Many youngsters were playing their very first district match. The bottom line was there were too many miscues and errors for the Wildcats. Coach Martinez now plans to go back to the basics with the players to help them improve their serves and ground strokes. Blaine Flemens picked up the lone point for the Wildcats when his opponent had to retire from their match due to heat exhaustion. The Wildcats are now 0-1 in district play and 2-2 for the season. They will play their second district match at Marshall next Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.