SSHS JV tennis comes home with 13 trophies
From Staff Reports

Feb. 20, 2004 -- GREENVILLE -- Thirteen out of 14 players for the Sulphur Springs junior varsity tennis team brought home trophies at the Greenville tournament on Thursday.

SSHS players won the championships in boys doubles (Marshall Hoybook and Landon McCaig), boys singles (Jacob Harris) and girls doubles (Kendall Smith and Katie Hettich).

"The kids did a tremendous job, especially considering the adverse conditions," said coach Susan Reynolds. "The wind was extremely difficult, but the kids adapted well and played some awesome tennis."

Boys Doubles

SSHS took first, second and third place in this division, as Hoybook and McCaig defeated fellow Wildcats Cameron Stroud and Rusty Goldsmith, 8-4, in the championship match. Hoybook/McCaig received a first-round bye, then defeated Greenville's Torrance/Virgel, 8-6.

Stroud/Goldsmith knocked off Greenville's Oxford/Tharp, 8-3, in the first round, then beat Gifford/Mitchell of Royse City in the next round.

The SSHS duo of Dayton Gifford and Cameron Mitchell beat Greenville's Delagarza/Johnson, 8-3, in the opening match, then lost to Goldsmith/Stroud, 8-4, before beating Virgel/Torrence, 8-5, for third place.

Boys Singles

Harris beat Greenville's Kaden, 8-3, in the championship match to win the singles title. He had previously eliminated Greenville's Cremerius, 8-0, and Greenville's Chung, 9-8 (9-7).

Miguel Ortiz took fourth place, losing to Chung in the third-place game, 8-3. He opened the tournament by beating Greenville's Maxwell, 8-1, and Royse City's McCain, 8-0, before dropping a match to Kaden, 8-2.

SSHS' Kyle Williams won the consolation bracket, beating Royse City's Jones, 8-0, in the final. He lost to Royse City's Murphy, 8-1, in the opening round, then beat Greenville's Combs, 9-8 (7-5), and Porter, 8-5.

Girls Doubles

Smith and Hettich beat Royse City's Dawson/Jones in the finals, 8-5, to win the doubles title. They also defeated Shelton/West of Royce City, 8-2.

Alex Williamson and Lauren Longino of Sulphur Springs won the consolation bracket, beating Royce City's Shelton/West, 11-9. They fell to Dawson/Jones, 8-4, in the opening round.

Girls Singles

SSHS' Amanda Darden placed third by beating Greenville's McKay in the final match, 8-1. She beat L. Williams of Greenville, 8-4, in the first round, and B. Williams, 9-8 (7-2), in the second round.

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