The Wildcats Team Tennis squad opened the regular season with losses to Sherman and Denison at the Wildcat Tennis Center Monday (August 5). Ironically, the scored were exactly the same as last year.
In the morning, the Wildcats lost a very close match, 10-9 to Sherman. In the afternoon, the Wildcats lost to Denison, 12-7. Against Sherman the Wildcats got two wins in doubles in seven matches. The mixed doubles team of Jeauxleigh Cantu and Jonah Kirkpatrick bested the Bearcats, 8-0. The girls doubles team of Paige Miesse and Trynity Luckett won 8-7 taking a tiebreaker. The Wildcats won seven of twelve singles matches. Boys singles winners were Kirkpatrick, 8-7 with tiebreaker, Logan Schumacher, 9-7, and Brandon Dittrich, 8-6. Girls singles winners were Cantu, 8-1, Miesse, 8-6, Savannah Lilley, 8-2 and Luckett, 8-2.
In the afternoon loss to the Yellow Jackets, the Wildcats won three doubles matches. In mixed doubles, Cantu and Kirkpatrick again won 8-0. The boys doubles team of Schumacher and Aaron Lucas won 8-4. The girls doubles team of Miesse and Luckett won 8-7 winning the tiebreaker. In boys singles, Kirkpatrick won 8-0 and Lucas won. Girls singles winners were Cantu and Miesse. The Wildcats, now 0-2 for the season, play at McKinney Boyd starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday.