As fall starts to creep over East Texas the first two weeks of October, so too falls the playoffs for certain teams.
Tuesday, Oct. 11 proves to be a pivotal game day for two teams here in Sulphur Springs; team tennis will be playing in the Bi-District round of playoffs versus Whitehouse and Lady Cats volleyball will be on the road taking on Marshall.
Wildcats team tennis should be all too ready to get back on the courts as their final regular season contest which was to be held last Monday versus Marshall was forfeited by the Mavericks due to illness, giving Coach Tony Martinez’s program a 1-0 forfeit win over Marshall.
Now, team tennis is ready to start playoff action when they travel to Longview to take on Whitehouse at LeTourneau University.
Those matches are set to begin at 8:30 A.M. this morning but if there is rain in Longview this morning the match will be moved to Texarkana at Texas High at 2 P.M.
Moving over to volleyball, the Lady Cats volleyball team will be back on the road to complete their two-game road stand, this time against Marshall.
The loss dropped the Lady Cats volleyball team’s season record to 19-13 overall (5-3 district).
After Friday, Oct. 5’s loss in Texarkana, Coach Bailey Dorner’s program fell to fourth place, but they can make up lost ground by beating the Lady Mavs on Tuesday in Marshall.
The Lady Mavs come into tonight’s contest a half-game ahead at 5-2 in District 15-5A, but a win for Sulphur Springs later today would put them a half-game ahead of Marshall for third place in the standings, but a win over the Lady Mavs would give the season-sweep to the Lady Cats which could prove to be pivotal in the final playoff positioning.
Coach Dorner and her program will look to get back into the win column and move to third place if they can best the Lady Mavs in Marshall.
That showdown is set to begin at 6 P.M. with the varsity squads but will be preceded by JV and freshmen teams.