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March 25, 2014

Lions claim runner-up titles in Greenville tennis tournament

GREENVILLE —   Three Greenville Lions claimed second-place finishes at the Lions’ varsity tennis tournament on Friday.

  Allyson Koger and Emily Hobbs were second in girls doubles after beating teams from North Forney (8-5) and Forney (8-6). Koger and Hobbs lost in the finals to a Garland team, 6-3, 6-4.

  Greenville freshman Alyssa Sagun was second in girls singles. She beat players from Forney (8-2) and Crandall (8-5) before losing 6-4, 6-2 to a player from North Forney.

  Felipe Sanchez-Valencia of Greenville won consolation honors in boys singles, beating players from Forney (8-6), Greenville (8-6) and North Forney (8-3).

  Greenville’s Michael Pimentel and Zachary Hamilton won consolation honors in boys doubles after downing teams from North Forney (8-4) and Garland (8-4).

  Lion players won three events in Greenville’s junior varsity tournament on Thursday.

  Ali Youtz of Greenville won girls singles, beating players from Crandall (8-2), Wylie East (8-2) and Wylie East (8-5).

  Vanessa Figueroa and Eileen McCarthy of Greenville won the girls doubles titles, beating a team from Crandall (8-3) and then teammates Melanie Collazos and Anna Morgan, 8-4, in the finals. Collazos and Morgan gained the finals with wins over Crandall (8-0), Forney (8-1) and North Forney (8-1).

  Lorena Otero and Louis Guerrero of Greenville won the mixed doubles title, beating teammates Teyama Lewis and Christian Bowers in the championship match, 8-3. Otero and Guerrero gained the finals with wins of 8-2 over Crandall and 9-8 over Caddo Mills. Lewis and Bowers reached the finals with wins of 8-2 over Crandall and 8-2 over Wylie East.

  Greenville freshman Darren Thiessen was second in boys singles, beating players from Forney (8-4),   Wylie East (8-3) and Greenville (8-5).

  “I am proud of the success that both our JV and varsity teams are experiencing,” said Greenville coach Mary Mulkey. “They are dedicated to the sport and it shows.”

 

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