Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress
Tribe tennis took the wraps off of its fall season Friday by playing in the Longview Quad at Longview High School.
Head coach David Hanna's charges pulled out an exciting 10-9 win over the host Longview Lobo netters and later tied Hallsville, 12-12, to open the new campaign in a promising manner.
In the win over Longview, the Jacksonville girls accounted for six of the team's points.
Ellie Day, Samantha Lee, Lexie Stickle and Allison Singleton all earned wins in girls singles play, while the teams of Day & Lee and Lorena Mireles & Stickle were victories in pairs play.
Christian Roper and Bryan DeLaRosa had a hand in two points each for the Tribe as each won their boys singles match before teaming up to log a win in boys doubles.
Jacksonville's remaining point was scored when Israel Garcia claimed victory in No. 3 boys singles.
Against Hallsville, the Tribe girls won six of eight singles matches.
Day, Mireles, Lee, Singleton, Carolina Landin and Taylor Rusk were all victorious.
Boys singles winners for Jacksonville included, Chris Shoemaker, Bradley Smith and Andres Ferretiz.
In doubles play Day & Lee join forces to win for the girls while Garcia & Dylan Perry rolled to a win for the guys.
Jacksonville also earned the mixed doubles point as a result of outstanding performances by Landin & Juan Martinez.
The Tribe return to the courts at 4 p.m. this evening by visiting Kilgore.
Jacksonville's first home match will take place beginning at 8:30 a.m.on Sep. 7 when the Tribe host the Jacksonville Quad at the Frances White Tennis Complex.