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April 15, 2012

Local tennis players win titles, regional berths

GREENVILLE —   Players from Caddo Mills and Leonard won titles at the District 12-2A tennis tournament in Denison.

  Jett Johnson from Caddo Mills won the boys singles championship, downing Grant McDowell of Prairiland, 6-1, 6-1 in the finals.

  Katy Ayo and Rebeka Ghozati of Caddo Mills captured the girls doubles title, 6-1, 6-2, over Bailey Anderson and Maddie Mashburn from Leonard.

  Leonard’s Rylee Rushing claimed the girls singles championship, defeating Haley Billings of Melissa, 6-2, 6-1, in the finals.

  Lindsey Murdock and David Murdock from Prairiland won the mixed doubles championship, beating Max Scoggins and Taylor Bishop of Leonard, 0-6, 6-3, 6-2, in the finals.

  The top two finishers will advance to the Region II-2A tournament on April 16-20 at Tarleton State in Stephenville.

     District 12-2A tennis tournament

                      April 4-5

               BOYS SINGLES

  Finals — Jett Johnson, Caddo Mills, def. Grant McDowell, Prairiland, 6-1, 6-1.

  Third place — Aaron Kocsis, Melissa, def. Clayton Terry, Leonard, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

  Playback — Grant McDowell, Prairiland, def. Aaron Kocsis, Melissa, 6-2, 7-5.

              BOYS DOUBLES

  Finals — Colton Reynolds-Caleb Talley, Prairiland, def. Tyler “Turbo” Turner-Jacob Redman, Leonard, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.

  Third place — Ryan Ragon-Mason Hart, Melissa, def. Luke Wright-Jacob Wright, Rivercrest, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5.

              GIRLS SINGLES

  Finals — Rylee Rushing, Leonard, def. Haley Billings, Melissa, 6-2, 6-1.

  Third place — Hannah Cunningham, Melissa, def. Nayla Gomez, Leonard, 6-0, 6-2.

  Playback — Haley Billings, Melissa, def. Hannah Cunningham, Melissa, 6-1, 6-1.

             GIRLS DOUBLES

  Finals — Katy Ayo-Rebeka Ghozati, Caddo Mills, def. Bailey Anderson-Maddie Mashburn, Leonard, 6-1, 6-2.

  Third place — Haley Helmberger-Jackie Henger, Melissa, def. Janet Smoot-Cheyenne Tankersley, Prairiland, 7-5, 6-7 (7-9), 6-4.

  Playback — Haley Helmberger-Jackie Henger, Melissa, def. Bailey Anderson-Maddie Mashburn, Leonard, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

            MIXED DOUBLES

  Finals — Lindsey Murdock-David Murdock, Prairiland, def. Max Scoggins-Taylor Bishop, Leonard, 0-6, 6-3, 6-2.

  Third place — Sheldon Moore-Ally Terry, Melissa, def. Steven Gillispie-Dyana Gillispie, Caddo Mills, 6-4, 7-5.

  Playback — Max Scoggins-Taylor Bishop, Leonard, def. Sheldon Moore-Ally Terry, 6-3, 6-2.

Lone Oak sends

three players

to regionals

  MINEOLA — Three Lone Oak players earned berths in the Region III-2A tennis tournament with top-two finishes at the District 18-2A tournament.

  Austin Nichol won the 18-2A boys singles title with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Barnes of Grand Saline in the championship game. Nichol also defeated Cruz of Grand Saline, 6-2, 6-2, in the semifinals, and Mielmeier of Mineola, 6-0, 6-0, in the quarterfinals.

  Reed Elmore and Matt Henderson from Lone Oak reached the boys doubles finals before falling 6-2, 7-5 to Sharff and DeLaRosa of Edgewood.

  Elmore and Henderson won their semifinal match, 6-2, 7-5, over Akins and Phelps from Grand Saline and beat Privette and West of Winnsboro, 6-0, 6-1, in the quarterfinals.

  The Region III-2A tournament is set for April 18-19 at the Murphy Tennis Center in Tyler.

       District 18-2A tennis

   Mineola Civic Center and Park

            April 5, 10


  Finals — Austin Nichol, Lone Oak, def. Barnes, Grand Saline, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4.


  Finals — Sharff-DeLaRosa, Edgewood, def. Reed Elmore-Matt Henderson, Lone Oak, 6-2, 7-5.


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