Class 4-A, Region II tennis results
ARLINGTON — Ellie Day won her opening round match over an opponent from McKinney North, but lost in the second round to a young lady from Prosper in the girl's singles division of the Class 4A, Region II Championship Tournament, which was played at UT-Arlington on Monday and Tuesday. In girl's doubles, Jacksonville's Carolina Hernandez & Samantha Lee fell to a very talented duo from Highland Park in the first round.
New Summerfield runners do well at 21-A Meet
CUSHING — New Summerfield did extremely well in its distance events during the 21-A track and field meet, held late last week in Cushing. Representing NSHS at this week's Area meet will be Francisco Parra (3,200 meters, 1st, 11:14.62), Simon Scharnweber (3,200 meters, 3rd, 11:56.86), Alfredo Hernandez (Mile, 1st, 5:15.89)and Ryan Weaver (High Jump, 2nd, 5'-4”). In addition, the Hornet mile relay team (Case Wilkerson, Weaver, Scharnweber, Luis F. Rubio) fan a 4:04.79 to finish fourth and qualify for the Area event. NSHS's 800-meter relay unit also came in fourth and ran a 1:49.68. That unit consists of Williams, Weaver, Hernanadez and Devin Abercrombie. Alto (247) and Cushing (151) were the top-two teams on the boy's side. In the varsity girl's division, three lady Hornets qualified for the Area round, plus one of the NSHS relay outfits. Cindy Medellin came in third in the 3,200 meter run (14:43) and fourth in the mile run (6:44.78). Tonya Saurez had success with a jump of 4' 0” to take fourth in high jump, while Vanessa Zuniga was the final quailfer in the 800 meter run where she stopped the timer at 2:56.91. The school's mile relay team (Demondra Johnson, Melonnie Loftin, Destiny Freeney, Vanessa Zuniga) ran a 5:06.02 to take fourth place. In the team standings, Cushing (196) and Alto (151) led the way.
Jaguar tennis plays Dallas Baptist tough
DALLAS — The Jacksonville College men's tennis team lost a 5-4 decision to Dallas Baptist University (NCAA, Division II) late last week. JC won two of the three doubles matches to get the day started off on a strong note. In Flight 2, JC's Tyler Smith & Daniel Apacible won over DBU's Hillard & McAllister, 9-8 (7-2). The JC duo of Austin Perez & Joey Quandt posted a 9-8 (7-4) win over Rios & Wilson in Flight 3. The Jags' points in singles play were generated by Gil Lim, who defeated Hillard, 7-6, 6-4. Reed Elmore downed Rios, 4-6, 7-6, (4-2 unfinished) to claimed the remaining point. All of the matches were competitive with several being decided by a tie breaker, reported JC head coach Mark Robbins. The Jags and the Lady Jags will be taking part in the NJCAA Regional Tournament at Tyler Junior College beginning at 11:00 a.m. Friday.
London Marathon to go on as planned
LONDON (AP) —Determined to show solidarity with Boston, the London Marathon will go forward as planned Sunday with a race that will be watched by about 1 million spectators and take runners past some of the city's most revered landmarks.
Class 4-A, Region II tennis results
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