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February 18, 2014

Tribe Tennis: Day wins girls singles title at Ennis tourney


Jacksonville opened the spring tennis campaign on a rock-solid note late last week when the Tribe participated in the Ennis Tournament.

Highlighting the Tribe's play was senior Ellie Day earning first place in girls singles.

Day downed opponents from Groesbeck, Corsicana and Lufkin to make it to the finals where she dispatched another Corsicana netter by the score of 6-2, 6-3.

In girls doubles, Samantha Lee & Lorena Mireles came in second.

Lee & Mireles strolled to wins over foes from Lufkin, Corsicana and Groesbeck to earn a berth into the finals.

In that match the Jacksonville duo lost, 2-6, 4-6 to Groebeck's No. 1 girls doubles pairing.

Bryan De La Rosa also had a noteworthy day, where he finished third in boys singles.

After posting wins over two opponents from Mansfield, De La Rosa lost his semi-finals match, 4-6, 1-6 to an opponent from Corsicana.

He bounced back in the third-place match to win over teammate Christian Roper, who was forced to withdraw due to injury.

Roper went 2-2 on the day and came in fourth.

His victories were over opponents from Groesbeck (6-1, 6-0) and Mansfield (6-1, 6-0).

Brianna Gay wound up sixth in girls singles, splitting her four matches.

Gay won over a player from Midlothian (6-0, 6-1) and defeated an opponent from Lufkin, 8-4.

Tribe tennis is coached by David Hanna.



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