Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

October 10, 2013

Tribe tennis latest victim of 16-4A champ Corsicana

Day, Lee and Mireles collect wins for JHS

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress

CORSICANA —

The Jacksonville High School tennis team concluded its District 16-4A season Tuesday by engaging district champion Corsicana on the Tigers' home courts.

Corsicana proved worthy of the league crown in the match against the Tribe as the Tigers logged a 16-3 win over Jacksonville.

Tribe tennis is now 4-8-1 overall and 1-4 (fifth place) in conference matches.

Meanwhile, Corsicana breezed through loop play and accumulated a 5-0 record.

Two of the Tribe's points were earned in girls singles where Ellie Day, playing in the No. 1 position, disposed of Maggie Phinney 6-1, 6-4.

In No. 3 singles, Samantha Lee doubled up Melane Betancourt 8-4.

Lee partnered with Lorena Mireles to take the win in girl's No. 2 doubles as well.

Lee & Mireles notched a three set (4-6, 6-0, (10-7)) decision over Betancourt & Cho to garner Tribe tennis the point.

Mireles came close to winning her No. 4 singles match, where she eventually fell to Cecilia Hernandez (5-8).

The remainder of Corsicana's wins came in straight-set fashion.

Other girls that participated for the Tribe were, Kristie Savage, Lexi Stickle, Shyia Magan and Allison Singleton.

Male competitors for Jacksonville included, Christian Roper, Bryan De La Rosa, Israel Garcia, Chris Shoemaker, Juan Martinez, Bradley Smith and Balderas.

Nacogdoches ended up second in the district standings with a 4-1 docket, followed by Whitehouse (3-2) and Lindale (2-3).

John Tyler (0-5) rounded out the order of finish.