Wildcats Tennis Coach Tony Martinez said his team did well in some key matches at a Longview tournament Thursday (March 8). He said there were 22 teams in the tournament including some solid tennis programs like Whitehouse, All Saints of Tyler, Nacogdoches, Corsicana, Mesquite and Kilgore.
Coach Martinez said it was a tough tournament. He was especially pleased with his number one boys doubles team of Alex Benitez and Jonah Kirkpatrick. Coach Martinez said they won both of their matches. As a sign of progress, he said the pair easily defeated a Whitehouse duo that they barely lost to earlier this season. Coach Martinez said he was also proud of the boys doubles team of Jordan Gonzales and Logan Schumacher. They won the B Boys Doubles Consolation title. Coach Martinez said they fell behind 4-0 but then fought back to win 8-5. He said boys singles player Chase Crouch won both of his matches. Coach Martinez also put back together a mixed doubles pair that showed promise in the fall, Aaron Lucas and Heather Harris. He said they did well Thursday.
Overall he said he was happy with the results in the tournament. Last week, the Sulphur Springs’ Wildcats Tennis Center hosted JV and Varsity Invitational Tournaments. The JV Tournament was rained out on Tuesday of last week and then was rescheduled for last Thursday. The varsity tournament took place last Friday. He said the results for the Wildcats were good adding they earned some medals for their play. He added visiting coaches were happy with the tournaments.
Coach Martinez said he continues to get a lot of positive feedback about the Wildcats Tennis Center.