JT edges SSHS JV tennis
From Staff Reports

Sept. 10, 2004 - TYLER - The Sulphur Springs junior varsity tennis team were edged by Class 5A John Tyler, 10-8, in their first action of the fall season on Tuesday.

The SSHS boys won five-of-nine matches, while the girls won three-of-nine.

"This was a very good match for our kids because they have had only one full week of workout," said SSHS head coach Susan Reynolds. "Every match lost was close, and I was impressed with the way they played in the tiebreakers. They never gave up."

Sulphur Springs had the most success in boys singles, where Frankie Ortiz, Miguel Ortiz, Calvin Freisth and Erich Hartin all won. In boys doubles, Freisth and Hartin won their match.

In girls singles, Amanda Darden, Trish Byron and Kim Kennon all came out as winners.

The next match for the junior varsity is Oct. 7 against Wills Point.

"This is one of the most talented JV teams I've seen and I expect them to come back stronger and more determined," Reynolds said.

The full scores from the John Tyler match are below (SSHS players are listed first):

Boys Doubles - 1. Frankie Ortiz/Kyle Williams lost to Grigsby/Maldinado, 8-5; 2. Miguel Ortiz/Trenton Kennedy lost to Kirkland/Murphy, 8-4; 3. Calvin Freisth/Erich Hartin def. Reyes/Lewis, 8-5.

Boys Singles - 1. Frankie Ortiz def. Maldinado, 8-6; 2. Kyle Williams lost to Grigsby, 8-5; 3. Miguel Ortiz def. Murphy, 8-3; 4. Trenton Kennedy lost to Kirkland, 8-7 (7-5); 5. Calvin Freisth def. Reyes, 9-8 (9-7); 6. Erich Hartin def. Lewis, 8-2.

Girls Doubles - 1. Amanda Darden/Heather Stuckey lost to Ocanas/Kuiroga, 9-7; 2. Jessica Henry/Trish Byron lost to Gray/Taylor, 8-4; 3. Kim Kennon/Allison Hefner lost to Tamyilo/Jones, 8-4.

Girls Singles - 1. Amanda Darden def. Kuiroga, 8-3; 2. Jessica Henry lost to Ocanas, 8-5; 3. Trish Byron def. Taylor, 8-6; 4. Heather Stuckey lost to Gray, 8-3; 5. Allison Hefner lost to Jones, 8-3; 6. Kim Kennon def. Tamyilo, 8-5.

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