Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

September 12, 2013

Tribe Tennis: Jacksonville crushes JT in 16-4A opener

Jay Neal
Jacksonville Daily Progress



Jacksonville opened District 16-4A play at the Frances White Tennis Complex Tuesday afternoon by destroying John Tyler 10-0 officially — 19-0 in actual matches played.

The Tribe are now 3-4-1 overall, 1-0 in conference play.

In boys singles, Christian Roper, Bryan De la Rosa, Israel Garcia and Juan Martinez won in straight sets, while Chris Shoemaker won his match by a 9-7 score and Bradley Smith dispatched his JT opponent 8-4.

Ellie Day, Samantha Lee and Lorena Mireles each coasted to a 6-0, 6-0 win in their respective girls singles matches.

In other action, Allison Singleton was an 8-0 winner while Lexie Stickle triumphed 8-2.

Jacksonville's remaining point in girls singles came when Shyia Magan notched a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 decision over Evans of JT in the No. 5 girls singles match.

The Tribe boys went 3-for-3 in doubles where Roper & Garcia teamed up to win 6-0, 6-1 and Shoemaker & De La Rosa spanked their opponents by identical 6-3 scores.

In No. 3 boys doubles play Smith & Martinez carved out a 7-6 (5), 6-1 verdict.

The Tribe girls won each of their doubles matches by 6-1, 6-2 counts.

Day & Lee were featured in No. 1 girls doubles, with Mireles & Magan playing the No. 2 girls doubles match.

Stickle & Singleton were Jacksonville's representative in No. 3 girls doubles.

The Tribe guys also had a smooth ride to victory in boys doubles.

In No. 1 boys doubles Roper & Garcia joined forces to win 6-0, 6-1.

Shoemaker & De La Rosa strolled to a 6-3, 6-3 triumph in No. 2 boys doubles while Smith & Martinez earned a 7-6 (5), 6- in their match.

The Tribe's Landin & Ferretiz earned the point for the home team in mixed doubles action.

Jacksonville will venture out of circuit play at 9 a.m. Saturday by taking on Sulphur Springs at Lindale High School.

Then on Tuesday, the Tribe will pick back up with a conference match against Whitehouse at 4:00 p.m. in Jacksonville.


NOTE: In other 16-4A matches that were played Tuesday Nacogdoches got past Lindale, 10-9, and Corsicana hammered Whitehouse, 15-3.