Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

September 14, 2012

Tribe tennis team slams John Tyler to open district pener

Jay Neal
Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — Officially the score was 10-1, with additional matches played, Jacksonville trampled John Tyler even farther, 18-1, to open District 16-4A play Tuesday afternoon in Tyler.

The Tribe's dominating performance included wins in every match except the No. 3 boys doubles, which went to the Lions.

In boys singles, Christian Roper, Bradley Smith and Dylan Perry all captured two-set wins, while Bryan De La Rosa, Israel Garcia and Andres Ferretiz won single-set matches.

Chris Shoemaker defeated his foe from JT in an exhibition match.

The Jacksonville girls waltzed past their JT opponents with similar ease.

Carolina Hernandez, Suzi McCuistion and Cesia Hernandez didn't lose a single game in route to posting lopsided wins.

Cesia Hernandez' match win was in exhibition play.

Ellie Day, Kristie Savage, Samantha Lee all took two-set wins over their respective opponents.

Maria Landin notched an 8-1 decision in No. 5 singles.

Day & Savage, Landin & Carolina Hernandez and McCuistion & Cesia Hernandez teamed up to post two-set wins in girls doubles.

Jacksonville boys posted wins in the No. 1 (De La Rosa & Smith) and No. 2 doubles (Garcia & Perry) matches.

Finally, in mixed doubles Lee & Roper partnered up to score the point in taking a straight-set win by the scores of 6-0, 6-0.

Jacksonville is now 5-3 overall, 1-0 in conference. The Tribe will take on Sulphur Springs at Lindale High School, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.

District action will resume Tuesday at 4 p.m. when Jacksonville journeys to Whitehouse.