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April 8, 2014

Tribe Tennis: Day, Lee and Savage to play in regionals


Three student athletes will be representing Jacksonville High School at the regional tournament at University of Texas-Arlington on April 14-15.

Ellie Day garnered her third-consecutive district singles title on Saturday at the District 16-4A Tournament, which was played at Jacksonville High School.

Day has now qualified for a regional appearance in each of her four years as a varsity team member.

Also heading to Arlington will be the girl's doubles pairing of Samantha Lee & Kristie Savage.

Lee & Savage finished second in the district tournament.

Corsicana edged out Jacksonville, 43.5-37.5, for the girl's team title.

Nacogdoches (32), Lindale (24.5), Whitehouse (17) and John Tyler (3) completed the order of finish.

Corsicana also won the boy's team championship by amassing 47 points.

Lindale (41.5) wound up second and Whitehouse (33.5) was third.

Nacogdoches tallied 30 points, followed by Jacksonville (14.5) and John Tyler, who did not score a point.

Several other Tribe players also had impactful efforts.

Bryan De La Rosa finished in fifth place in boy's singles and picked up first team all-district lauds.

Allison Singleton & Lexie Stickle came in fifth in girl's doubles and also earned first team all district honors.

Christian Roper (boy's singles) and the Tribe boy's doubles team of Dylan Perry & Israel Garcia were named to the all district team (second team) after finishing in ninth and seventh place, respectively, in district tourne play.

Lorena Mireles took sixth in girl's singles and was also named to the all district squad (second team).


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