Netters take home Kilgore crown

The Wills Point tennis team will need to clear out extra space in their trophy case after returning from the Kilgore Tournament with the overall team championship.

The Wills Point Tiger tennis team couldn’t have asked for a much better outcome from their trip to Kilgore Feb. 12, walking away from the Kilgore Tournament with the team championship trophy for their performance against a field that included teams from 2A all the way to 6A.

Wills Point posted 133 points total, five more than second place Longview and 18 more than third place Center.

Coach Ann Daniell stated, “We couldn't be more proud of these kids and their accomplishments!”

Wills Point results included:

-Kaitlin Perez/Maddie Baker, fifth place Girls A Doubles: def. Gray/Nosworthy of Van, 8-1; lost to McDonald/Novy of Lu, 6-0, 6-2; lost to Colliver/Long of Lindale, 7-9

-Maddie Booth/Hope Turner, second place Girls B Doubles: def. Sison/Pham of Nacogdoches, 6-2, 6-1; def. Words/Butts of Kilgore, 6-2, 6-2; lost to Garcia/Rojas of Center, 4-6, 6-2, 7-10

-Patrick Petzold, second place Boys A Singles: def. Hugo Escobar of Pine Tree, 8-1; def. Brian Beggs of Lindale, 6-2, 6-1; def. Dawson Penn (defending state champion) of Spring Hill, 6-1, 6-1; lost to Cade Navarro of Whitehouse, 2-6, 1-6

-Heldon Hoierman, sixth place Boys B Singles: def. Lance Mitchell of Gladewater, 8-1; lost to Jake Tedford of Van, 4-6, 4-6; def. Alec Terho Sherek of Bullard, 6-1, 6-1; lost to Tyrese Sheffield of Kilgore, 6-1, 6-2

-Nash Pendleton/Chase Daniell, fourth place Boys A Doubles: def. Mulkey/Patel of Spring Hill, 8-2; def. Best/St. Clair of Kilgore, 6-4, 6-4; lost to Daniels/Phan of Longview, 4-6, 4-6; lost to Fasand/Griefenkamp of Longview, 4-6. 5-7

-Jack Johns/Michael Durham, fourth place: def. Whisenhunt/Morales of Center, 8-5; lost to Cantrell/Anderson of Lindale, 6-4, 6-2; def. Maldanado/Galvan of Kilgore, 8-3

-Cassidy Wilcoxson, first place Girls A Singles: def. Erin Cuevas of Nacogdoches, 8-0; def. Amber Green of Whitehouse, 7-5, 6-2; def. Abbie Jollie of Central Heights, 6-1, 6-1; def. Whitlee Reed of Center, 6-2, 6-1

-Maddie Brown, fourth place Girls B Singles: def. Brynn Offutt of Sulphur Springs; def. Jocelyn Reyes of Kilgore, 6-0, 6-3; lost to McKenzie Dykes of Center, 4-6, 7-6, 3-10; lost to Kallie Hardin of Whitehouse, 4-6, 4-6

-Kolton Adams/Kelsey James, third place Mixed A Doubles: def. Pumphrey/Vasquez of Pine Tree, 8-0; def. Jackson/Perez of Longview, 6-0, 6-2; lost to Raper/Baum of Lindale, 6-4, 4-6 10-4; def. McEnturff/Hiler of Wills Point, 8-3

-Kameron McEnturff/Claire Hiler, fourth place Mixed B Doubles: def. Clark/Pickett of Van, 6-4, 6-4; lost to Brimmer/Rangu of Longview, 6-1, 6-3; lost to Adams/James of Wills Point, 8-3

The Wills Point Tiger tennis team was scheduled to travel to Spring Hill Feb. 18.