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Wildcats Team Tennis Defeats Van Saturday and Picks Up District Forfeit Win Monday

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Wildcats Team Tennis got two wins over the past three day. Saturday (September 21) the Wildcats got a rare win over Van defeating the Vandals on the road, 11-8. Monday (September 23) the Wildcats accepted a 1-0 forfeit win over Mount Pleasant. The teams did play several practice matches at the Wildcat Tennis Center. Saturday at Van, the Wildcats had a 4-3 lead after doubles matches. They then won 4 of 6 boys singles matches and split 6 girls singles to come out on top. In boys singles, Jonah Kirkpatrick won 8-3. Aaron Lucas won 8-4. Carlos Lopez won 8-1. Jordan Gonzales won 8-3. Waylon Matlock lost, 8-0. Tate Smith lost 8-4. The Wildcats won 2 of the 3 boys doubles matches. The team of Lucas and Lopez won 9-8 taking a tiebreaker, 7-4. Gonzales and Matlock won, 8-0. Smith and Ramiro lost 9-8 dropping a tiebreaker 7-4. The mixed doubles team of Kirkpatrick and Jeauxleigh Cantu won 8-1. The Wildcats won 1 and lost 2 in girls doubles. The team of Paige Miesse and Trynity Luckett won 8-4. The team of Harleigh Stegient and Kaylee Schumacher lost 9-7. The team of Ella Ray and Mykylie Meador lost 8-5. In girls singles the Wildcats got wins from Cantu, 8-0, Miesse, 8-1 and Luckett, 8-6. In other results, Stegient lost 8-6, Meador lost 9-8 dropping a 7-5 tiebreaker and Presleigh Hollinghead lost 8-3. In practice matches, Ramiro lost 8-4 and Ray won 8-2. The Wildcats improved to 2-2 in district play with the Mount Pleasant forfeit. Their season record is now 6-11. The Wildcats are scheduled to play district opponent Royse City in some kind of match next Monday at the Wildcats Tennis Center. The Bulldogs were not expected to field a team this season. The Wildcats will have a first round playoff match on October 15.

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Author: Matt Janson

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