Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

October 3, 2013

16-4A Tennis: Jacksonville held in check by Dragons

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE —

Nacogdoches departed the Frances White Tennis Complex at Jacksonville High School Thursday evening tied with Whitehouse for second place in the District 16-4A standings.

The Dragons (3-1 in District 16-4A) flexed their tennis muscle on Tuesday by taking a convincing 13-3 decision over the Tribe.

Nevertheless, Jacksonville remained tied with Lindale at 1-4 in the league race.

Samantha Lee had a hand in securing two of Jacksonville's points.

In girl's singles, Lee, playing in the No. 3 slot, took an identical 6-0, 6-0 straight set victory over Laurel Malone.

Lee teamed up with Lorena Mireles in No. 2 girl's doubles to claim a 6-3, 6-1 win over Nacogdoches' Cheyenne Powell & Jacky Alvarez.

The Tribe's remaining point came in No. 1 girl's singles where Ellie Day churned out a 6-4, 7-5 triumph over Emy Roux.

Israel Garcia performed well for Jacksonville in the boy's No. 3 singles match.

Garcia breezed past John Romos 6-1 in the first set, but Romos came back to tie things up when he took the second set 6-2.

In the decisive game, Garcia fell, 5-7, to Ramos.

Other competitors for the Jacksonville boys included, Chriatian Roper, Bryan De La Rosa, Dylan Perry, Chris Shoemaker, Bradley Smith and Juan Martinez.

Other young ladies that saw action for coach David Hanna's team were, Kristie Savage, Lexie Stickle, and Shyia Magan.

Jacksonville will wrap up district play next Tuesday by traveling to Corsicana (4-0).