Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

April 10, 2013

Panther tennis' Sanson & Wages carve out berth in regional tournament

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress

KILGORE — Bullard's Cameron Sanson and Hunter Wages finished second in boy's doubles at the 16-3A tennis tournament on Saturday at Kilgore High School.

As a result of their performance, the Panther duo have secured a spot into the Class 3-A, Region II Championship Tournament, which is slated for April 17-18 in Rockwall.

Sanson and Wages opened up by claiming an easy (6-1, 6-0) triumph over Green and Worley from Spring Hill.

The Bullard duo's next victim was Mesker and Phinney from Gladewater, with Sanson and Wages coasting to a 6-2, 6-0 win.

In the finals match, the Bullard twosome were bested by Kilgore's Thomas and Lanka (5-7, 3-6).

Meg Wages earned an alternate spot into regionals after coming in third in girl's singles.

Wages won her opener, 6-0, 6-1 over Kendall from Henderson, but lost in the second round to Kilgore's Compton (3-6, 3-6).

Wages then bounced back and tagged Shepard of Henderson (6-0, 6-2) to earn third.

In other action involving Bullard players, Zach Wingate took fourth in boy's singles while Landen Beckham came in fifth.

Kelsey Long and Colton Mebane partnered to end up fifth in mixed doubles while Reagan Whatley and Cody Hutson finished sixth in the same division.

Also ending up in sixth place were the pairing of Mallory McCoy and Madi Hodges in girls doubles.

Bullard's Hana Woyt placed seventh in girls singles.