Wildcats Tennis Coach Tony Martinez said everyone on his team was able to get in three matches before rain began to fall at a John Tyler tournament last Friday (February 22). Coach Martinez said tournament organizers anticipated rain beginning at noon. He said they ended up playing 6 game pro sets instead of 8 to speed things up. Coach Martinez said they also eliminated five and ten minute breaks.
Coach Martinez said his boys doubles team of Aaron Lucas and Logan Schumacher finished in third place. The girls’ doubles team of Paige Miesse and Savannah Lilly also got third place. The mixed doubles team of Carlos Lopez and Jeauxleigh Cantu took fifth place losing to Whitehouse seniors. Lopez and Cantu led late in the match before losing 7-6. Coach Martinez continued to experiment pairing up Jonah Kirkpatrick, usually a #1 boys player, with Michael McCord as a boys doubles team.
This is a busy week for Wildcats’ tennis. SSHS is hosting the Sulphur Springs JV Invitational Tuesday at the Wildcat Tennis Complex. Coach Martinez said the tourney will have 20 plus teams and 150 total entries.
On Friday, the Wildcat Tennis Complex will be the site of the Sulphur Springs Varsity Invitational. Coach Martinez said it will feature 6 to 8 teams. He said the Wildcats Middle School’ tennis team will play at Whitehouse Saturday morning.