No Wildcats Advance to Regional at District Tennis Tournament in Sulphur Springs This Week
Wildcats Tennis Coach Tony Martinez said his team did not do as well as they would have liked at the District Tennis Tournament Tuesday and Wednesday at the Wildcat Tennis Complex. No Wildcat was able to advance to regional. Coach Martinez said his #1 boys doubles team of Aaron Lucas and Logan Schumacher lost their first match of the tournament to a Lindale team in three sets. Eventually the Wildcats’ pair took first in the consolation bracket beating the #2 Wildcats boys doubles team in the final. Wildcats #1 boys player Jonah Kirkpatrick had highs and lows during his semifinal match against a Texas High senior. Kirkpatrick won the first set, 6-0 but then began to have trouble. He lost the second set, 6-0 and then the third. Coach Martinez said Kirkpatrick was having trouble with his serve. Coach Martinez was very proud of his lone senior, Zoe Wilson, a team captain. Wilson lost her first set against a Lindale player, 6-1, but then came back to lead in the second set before dropping the set. Coach Martinez said she went out competing and with class. The Wildcats freshman girls doubles team of Paige Miesse and Savannah Lilley won their first round match against a Greenville team before losing to a Texas High pair. Coach Martinez said he was happy with the entire team’s progress this year and he liked they way they all competed. Coach Martinez said he would have a lot of returning senior boys next year as well as this year’s talented group of freshmen girls. Coach Martinez also made a pitch for next weekend’s CanHELP benefit tennis tournament on April 13. He said there is still time to enter. Those interested can contact Coach Martinez or CanHELP.