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March 5, 2014

Tribe Tennis: De La Rosa, Mireles excel in Nac tourney


Bryan De La Rosa and Lorena Mireles notched second-place finishes, respectively, in the Nacogdoches Tournament which took place on Friday.

Most of the matches were completed before the skies opened up; however a few competitions were not played in their entirety.

De La Rosa posted three-straight victories in boys “B' singles.

He doubled up a player from White Oak (8-4), before winning a pair of close ones over opponents from Hudson (8-6) and Central Heights (8-4).

In the finals, De La Rosa was stopped by a foe from Kingwood, 0-8.

Mireles cruised past girls from Center and Hudson by identical 8-4 counts in girls “B” singles .

She then knocked off a player from White Oak (8-2) to move into the finals.

That's where she was nipped, 6-8, by a netter from Kingwood.

In girls “A” doubles, the Tribe tandem of Samantha Lee & Kristie Savage will either finish in third or fourth place as their match with All Saints was nixed by rain, but it will be played at a later date, according to Jacksonville High head tennis coach, David Hanna.

Lee & Savage slammed a duo from Lufkin (8-0) and one out of Longview (8-3) before being stopped, 6-8, by a pairing from Center in the semi-finals.

In girls “A” singles, Ellie Day came in fourth place.

She earned wins over girls from Lufkin (8-1) and White Oak (8-1), but was sat down by Kingwood's No. 1 player in the semi-finals and Kingwood's No. 2 player in the third-place match.

In girls “B” doubles, Lexie Stickle & Allison Singleton went 2-1 for the tourney, which included an 8-1 win over a team from Central Heights and an 8-2 conquest over a Hudson pair.

Christian Roper split his matches in boys “A” singles. His win came over a Nacogdoches opponent, by an 8-4 count.

He lost, 1-8, to a player from All Saints.

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