JV tennis has strong tournament showing

From Staff Reports

April 4, 2007 - WILLS POINT - The Sulphur Springs junior varsity tennis team had another strong showing at the Wills Point Tournament last Thursday.

Josh Stoltenberg won the boys singles title with a 5-4 over Edgewood's Humbert and the girls doubles team of Hannah Carrington and Whitney Starrett lost in the consolation championship to Wills Point's Turner and McCutchen, 4-6.

"I was very pleased at the kid's performance at Wills Point," said SSHS coach Susan Reynolds. "They saw some of the same teams they played at the Van Tournament and so they knew what they were in for.

"Every match the players improved and they are finally coming together, especially the doubles. I feel we are playing some of our best tennis going into the district tournament."

The doubles team of Karen Mora and Shelby Blezinger lost in the semifinals, while the boys teams of Cameron Stroud and Dillon Smith were ousted in the consolation semifinals, and Zach Mahand and Cory Wright lost in the quarterfinals.

The varsity did not get to finish their matches in the tournament due to bad weather.

The next match for both teams will be the District 11-4A tournament in Mount Pleasant. The varsity will compete on April 10-11, while the junior varsity will play on April 12.

Below are the results of the Wills Point tournament. SS junior varsity players listed first:

Girls Singles

Autumn Keiss - lost to Fivecoat, Wills Point, 2-6; defeated Heather Stuckey, 7-5; lost to Patrick, Lindale, 0-6 in consolation semifinals.

Heather Stuckey - lost to Patillo, Lindale, 0-6, lost to Keiss 5-7.

Dominique Pryor - def. Loftin, Wills Point, 7-5; lost to Gambert, Lindale, 1-8 in quarterfinals.

Boys Singles

Josh Stoltenberg - defeated Ramsey, Wills Point, 6-0; def. Garrett, Van, 8-1; def. Miller, Brownsboro, 6-1; def. Humbert, Edgewood, 5-4 in championship.

Dakoda Painter - lost to Terry, Spring Hill, 4-6; def. Roberts, Brownsboro, 0-6; lost to Smith, 3-6 in consolation semifinals.

Girls Doubles

Karen Mora/Shelby Blezinger - first round bye; won by default in quarterfinals; lost to Collier/Diamond, Spring Hill 2-6 in semifinals.

Hannah Carrington/Whitney Starrett - first round bye; lost to Ramsey/Keller, Wills Point, 0-8 in quarterfinals; bye in consolation; def. Karea/Bush, Edgewood, 6-1; lost to Turner/McCutchen, Wills Point, 4-6 in consolation championship.

Boys Doubles

Cameron Stroud/Dillon Smith - lost to Mazarakes/McKinney, Spring Hill, 3-6; def. Johnson/Broechin, Wills Point, 6-3; lost to Spence/Wilson, Edgewood, 3-6 in consolation semifinals.

Zach Mahand/Cory Wright - def. McFarlin/Cannon, Van, 6-2; lost to Sharp/Janicek, Wills Point, 4-8 in quarterfinals.

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