SSHS netters got 2-2 in tourney
From Staff Reports

Sept. 11, 2006 - TEXARKANA - The Wildcat tennis team finished the Texas High tournament at 2-2 with wins over Van and the Texas High junior varsity, while losing to Nacogdoches and Waco Midway  on Friday and Saturday.

"This was a great tournament for us," said SSHS coach Susan Reynolds. "The last two year's we've been 1-3 and to come out 2-2 against some very strong teams is very impressive."

Against Van, the boys doubles teams of Jacob Harris/Cameron Mitchell and Josh Stoltenberg/Kyle Williams were victorious, while on the girls' side Aly Jackson/Lauren Longino and Morgan McCormack/Kendall Smith were victorious.

In boys singles action, Harris def. Andrew Jaynes 6-1, 6-0; Mitchell def. Matt Waldrop 6-4, 6-0 and Williams def. Josh Wilgus 6-1, 6-2. In girls singles action, Moore and Longino were victorious.

"Against Van our kids came out playing very crisp, consistent tennis and basically took care of business," the coach said. "I have found a difference in that our strength seems to come from our singles, and that's a difference from last year."

Against Nacogdoches, Erich Hartin and Harris won in boys singles, Moore won in girls singles, and Williams/Stoltenberg won in boys doubles.

"The kids played really hard, but they had a lot of player depth and even though we had some close matches we just couldn't pull it out," Reynolds said.

The Wildcats were originally scheduled to face Kilgore on Saturday morning, but Kilgore dropped out, leaving SSHS to face Texas High JV.

The boys doubles team of Hartin and McCaig won, while all three of the girls doubles teams were victorious.

In singles action, Williams won on the boys' side over Jaime Valdez 7-5, 1-6, 6-4, while Moore, Longino, Jackson, Kendall Smith and Britney Silva were victorious.

Against Waco Midway, Jacob Harris won in singles, while Tara Moore/Brant Small won in mixed doubles for their only wins of the match.

"Waco Midway put us out of the first round of team tennis regionals last year, and I knew they would be tough," Reynolds said. "They're young but very strong and even though the score doesn't show it, we had some tough, close matches and by that time the kids were pretty tired but as always they gave me 100 percent."

The mixed doubles team of Small and Moore went 4-0 during the tournament.

Notes: The match that was scheduled for Sept. 12 against Kaufman has been canceled due to conflicts with Kaufman's schedule. ... The next match will be the first district match vs. Texas High at Mount Pleasant on Sept. 19.

Below are the results of each match during the Texas High tournament (SSHS players listed first):

SSHS vs. Van - SSHS won 10-7

Boys Doubles - Erich Hartin/Landon McCaig lost to Goode/Steifer 3-6, 0-6; Jacob Harris/Cameron Mitchell def. Jones/Heinler 6-1, 6-2; Josh Stoltenberg/Kyle Williams def. Wilgus/Waldrop 6-0, 6-2.

Girls Doubles - Aly Jackson/Lauren Longino def. Henell/Vernes 6-2, 1-6, 6-2; Morgan McCormack/Kendall Smith def. Gregory/Chastain 6-0, 6-1; Britney Silva/Jessica Henry lost to Smith/Chitty 3-6, 6-7 (5-7).

Mixed Doubles - Brant Small/Tara Moore def. Murchison/Emye 7-5, 6-3.

Boys Singles - Brant Small lost to Aaron Goode 3-6, 2-6; Erich Hartin lost to Nick Steifer 3-6, 5-7; Landon McCaig lost to Garrett Heinler 4-6, 4-6; Jacob Harris def. Andrew Jaynes 6-1, 6-0; Cameron Mitchell def. Matt Waldrop 6-4, 6-0; Kyle Williams def. Josh Wilgus 6-1, 6-2.

Girls Singles - Tara Moore def. Amy Murchison 6-1, 6-4; Morgan McCormack lost to Hollie Henell 3-6, 3-6; Lauren Longino def. Haley Vernes 6-3, 6-4; Kendall Smith lost to Amber Gregory 7-6, (5-7), 0-6.

SSHS vs. Nacogdoches - SSHS lost 10-5

Boys Singles - Brant Small lost to Gus Clardy 4-6, 1-6; Erich Hartin def. Brian Ventura 6-1, 5-7, 6-4; Landon McCaig lost to David Ballenger 2-6, 2-6; Jacob Harris def. Zach Robinson 6-1, 6-0.

Boys Doubles - Erich Hartin/Landon McCaig lost to Clardy/Ventura 2-6, 1-6; Jacob Harris/Cameron Mitchell lost to Ballenger/Robinson 2-6, 1-6; Kyle Williams/Josh Stoltenberg def. Strong/Bunderson 7-5, 6-1.

Mixed Doubles - Brant Small/Tara Moore def. Clardy/Vernot 6-0, 6-0.

Girls Singles - Tara Moore def. Jeannette Fernandez 6-1, 7-5; Morgan McCormack lost to Lucinda Fernandez 1-6, 1-6; Lauren Longino lost to Hannah Knowles 2-6, 2-6; Britney Silva lost to Monica Mayfield 3-6, 0-6.

Girls Doubles - Aly Jackson/Lauren Longino lost to Fernandez/Knowles 4-6, 4-6; Morgan McCormack/Kendall Smith lost to Fernandez/Robinson 0-6, 0-6; Britney Silva/Jessica Henry lost to Middlebrook/Groupman 1-6, 2-6.

SSHS vs. Texas High JV - SSHS won 11-5

Boys Doubles - Erich Hartin/Landon McCaig def. Meldon/Law 6-0, 6-1; Jacob Harris/Cameron Mitchell lost to Shiflett/McCloud 6-7, (1-7), 3-6; Josh Stoltenberg/Kyle Williams lost to Griffen/Keldez 3-6, 2-6.

Girls Doubles - Lauren Longino/Aly Jackson def. Beam/Long 6-2, 6-1; Morgan McCormack/Kendall Smith def. Hughes/Lawrence 6-3, 6-2; Britney Silva/Jessica Henry def. Hernandez/Wren 6-0, 4-6, 6-0.

Mixed Doubles - Brant Small/Tara Moore def. Scurlock/Strayhorn 6-1, 6-2.

Boys Singles - Erich Hartin lost to Matt Shifflett 4-6, 3-6; Landon McCaig lost to Mason McCloud 4-6, 0-6; Kyle Williams def. Jaime Valdez 7-5, 1-6, 6-4.

Girls Singles - Tara Moore def. Sarah Strayhorn 6-1, 6-1; Morgan McCormack lost to Mariel Hughes 1-6, 3-6; Lauren Longino def. Paige Long 6-0, 6-0; Aly Jackson def. Shelby Lawrence 6-2, 6-1; Kendall Smith def. Fernando Hernandez 6-0, 6-1; Britney Silva def. Brittany Hill 6-1, 6-1.

SSHS vs. Waco Midway - SSHS lost 10-2

Boys Singles - Jacob Harris def. Hunter Harrell 6-3, 6-1; Cameron Mitchell lost to Mitch Guerra 2-6, 0-6.

Boys Doubles - Erich Hartin/Landon McCaig lost to Allinson/Fernandez 4-6, 7-6 (4), 1-6; Jacob Harris/Cameron Mitchell lost to Kilgo/Harrell 1-6, 2-6; Kyle Williams/Josh Stoltenberg lost to Guerra/Gilbert 3-6, 0-6.

Mixed Doubles - Tara Moore/Brant Small def. Amos/Coombs 6-3, 6-3.

Girls Singles - Morgan McCormack lost to Elizabeth Allinson 6-7 (4-7), 2-6; Kendall Smith lost to Cat Lendtke 0-6, 0-6; Britney Silva lost to Lindsey North 1-6, 1-6.

Girls Doubles - Aly Jackson/Lauren Longino lost to Harrell/Allinson 4-6, 3-6; Morgan McCormack/Kendall Smith lost to Myers/North 1-6, 2-6; Britney Silva/Jessica Henry lost to Lee/Lendtke 0-6, 0-6.

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