Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

September 9, 2013

Tribe Tennis: Jacksonville splits matches in JHS Quad

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress



Jacksonville picked up its second win of the fall season during the Jacksonville Quad on Saturday at the Frances White Tennis Complex.

Head coach David Hanna's charges clipped Van, 11-8, to pick the win.

Tribe tennis is now 2-4-1 on the year and will open District 16-4A play at 4 p.m. Tuesday by hosting John Tyler.

TheTribe did exceptionally well in singles matches versus Van.

The Jacksonville boys won four of six matches in singles play and turned in their strongest showing of the season.

Bryan De la Rosa knocked off Herrington 7-5, 6-2 while Israel Garcia stopped Muree 6-2, 6-2.

In other wins for the Tribe, Dylan Perry outlasted Pendergraft 2-6, 6-3 (6) while Juan Martinez prevailed over Davidson 5-6, 6-1 (4).

In girls singles, Jacksonville picked up three points with Ellie Day defeating Seekhieo 5-7, 6-3 (7) and Kristie Savage taking a 6-4, 6-0 straight-set decision over Attaway.

Samantha Lee also won easily, putting away Stroud 6-0, 6-2.

Athletes from Jacksonville secured four points in doubles matches also.

Day & Savage edged Seekhieo & Attaway 8-5 with Lee And Shyla Magan winning a close one (9-7) over Stroud & Pickett.

On the boys side, Perry & De La Rosa joined up to beat Moree & Pendergraft 8-5.

Chris Shoemaker & Martinez dominated over J. Herrington & Perry 8-3.

In an exhibition match, Jacksonville's Brianna Gay downed Neely 8-6.


Center 14, Jacksonville 5

In Tribe tennis's first match of the day, a strong Center squad ruled over the Tribe 14-5.

In girls singles play Day, Savage and Lee all won their respective matches.

Lee & Mireles also earned Jacksonville a point in girls doubles by taking an 8-0 verdict over S. Cassell & Chadwick.

Lexie Stickle & Christian Roper paired up in mixed doubles to give the Tribe another lopsided win (8-1) as they topped the Roughriders' Hehring & Gonzalez.