Jacksonville's District 16-4A match against Whitehouse on Tuesday afternoon in Jacksonville illuminated two things: 1. the Tribe girls are incredibly talented this season and 2. the Jacksonville boys still have some work to be done.
Powered by the play of their guys, Whitehouse was able to defeat the Tribe 10-6 (12-7).
Jacksonville now owns a 4-5-1 overall record and is 1-1 in conference play.
The win enabled the Wildcats to even their district docket at 1-1.
FIve of the Tribe's wins came in girls singles where No.1 Ellie Day came from behind to defeat Morgan Tauscher 5-7, 6-2, 7-5.
Jacksonville also garnered the point in No. 3 girls singles where Samantha Lee pummeled her opponent (name not reported) 6-2, 6-1.
Other Jacksonville triumphs came when Lexie Stickle clipped Joie Burleson 6-4, 6-1 and via a straight set (6-4, 7-6) win by Shyia Magan over Tabitha Conder.
In an exhibition match the Tribe's Allison Singleton doubled up Zoe Madrid, 8-4.
In girls doubles, the Tribe's Lee & Mireles logged a 6-3, 7-6 (1) decision over Jones & Green while Stickle & Magan from Jacksonville whipped Burleson & Conder 6-0, 6-2.
Tribe tennis also won the mixed doubles match where Singleton partnered with Christian Roper to defeat Harding & Gore 7-5, 2-6, 6-4.
Whitehouse captured all of the boys singles and boys doubles matches that were played.
After two weeks of district matches, Corsicana and Nacogdoches are knotted at the top of the standings, with each being 2-0.
Whitehouse and Jacksonville sport 1-1 conference marks while John Tyler and Lindale are both 0-2.