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Top performers for Jacksonville at the District 17-5A Junior Varsity Tennis Championships, help April 12 in Corsicana, were as follows: (from left) Cheyenne Gilmore, Alejandra Hernandez (first place, girls doubles), Bryan Gluck (third place, boys singles), Autumn Terrell and James Villanueva (third place, mixed doubles).

CORSICANA — The Jacksonville High School junior varsity girls tennis team came in second place in the team standings at the District 17-5A (JV) Championships, which were held late last week in Corsicana.

The JV boys squad ended up fourth place.

Alejandra Hernandez and Cheyenne Gilmore joined forces to win the girls doubles championship for team Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville combo posted back-to-back victories over teams from Whitehouse (8-3) and Corsicana (8-3), to earn a spot in the finals opposite a team from Ennis.

Hernandez and Gilmore were able to slip by the Lady Lion duo, 9-8, to win the title.

Jacksonville's mixed doubles entry of Autumn Terrell and James Villanueva wound up in third place. Following a couple of early-round wins over foes from Ennis (8-2) and Whitehouse (8-6), Terrell and Villanueva lost, 8-9, to an entry out of Lindale in the semi-finals.

The Tribe pair rebounded well and beat their opponents from Lindale in the third-place match by a score of 8-3.

In boys singles Bryan Gluck turned in a solid effort.

Gluck took third place, garnering wins over opponents from Nacogdoches (8-1), Whitehouse (8-2) and Whitehouse (8-3). His only lost came in the semi-final round where he was shutout, 8-0, by a foe from Ennis.

Others to participate in the tournament from Jacksonville included Juan Guerrero, Mario Guerrero, Tavis Dosser, Eduardo Rodriquez, Nathaniel Santos and Grayson McCune.

Also included was Blanka Cornejo, Abby Mathis, Kirsten Pardo, Katy Satterwhite, Laura Little, Ashley Llenas, Alex Briley, Karen Mancerea and Cynthia Hernandez

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