Varsity District Tennis Game Report
Date: Monday April 3rd and Tuesday April 4th 2017
Varsity Boys Singles
Marcus Sarate came out district champ beating out his first opponent Austin Bloom from Goliad 6-0, 6-0. He then Went on to play Goliads number one player Michael Cosper where Marcus again won 6-1,6-1 giving him the Gold Medal and made him a Regional Qualifier.
Christopher Menchaca came in 4th place.
Varsity Boys Doubles
Joe Torres and Justin Hernandez came out District champs. They beat out Goliads Rucio and Towery 6-0,6-0 in the first round putting them in the semis to play against Mathis’ Flores and Farias where they won 6-1,6-0 sending them into the finals where they played another Mathis team, Padilla and Flores where Torres and Hernandez came out on top winning 6-1,6-3 giving them the Gold and made them Regional Qualifiers.
Phillip Saldivar and Jonathan Olivares lost their first round against Mathis’ Padilla and Salinas 1-6,2-6 which sent them to compete for third where they just came up short splitting sets 6-3,4-6 and losing the tiebreaker 6-8. Saldivar and Olivares came out 4th overall.
Lauren Richmond and Augie Alanis took home silver. They beat out Odems Rodriguez and Beasley 6-1,6-1 in the first round which put them in the semifinals where they played Goliads Diaz and Mendoza 6-4, 6-1. They played Golidas number one team Billo and Duprie but fell short losing 2-6, 3-6 but still came in second place and also came out Regional Qualifiers.
Felicia Ortiz and Steven Moreno won their frist match against Mathis’ Martinez and Vera 6-4,6-4 but lost to Goliads Billo and Duprie 0-6,1-6. Ortiz and Moreno then went on to play Goliads Diaz and Mendoza but lost 4-6,4-6. They came in 4th overall.
Brianna Olivares came out with the Bronze medal. She lost her first match against Goliads Savannah Mozisek 4-6, 1-6 which put her playing for 3rd against Tafts A. Martinez where Brianna won 6-0,6-0 giving her the Bronze and making her Regional Alternate.
Boys Varsity District Champions
This is a really special group to me, they are the very first kids I had when I first started coaching 4 years ago. I have been able to watch them grow as athletes and into great young men and women. They have come such a long way and I’m so proud of them! I am extremely happy with our results. We had 5 kids who qualified for regionals this year. For Marcus this is his 3rd year in a row! These kids work really hard, all are multisport athletes, some even practice on their own time. I am really going to miss the heart and dedication of these kiddos!