Tigers win second consecutive team title

The Wills Point Tiger tennis team didn’t make or need any excuses for their performance at the Spring Hill Invitational, winning first overall as a team despite several key team members being unavailable to compete.

The Wills Point Tiger tennis team brought home their second consecutive team championship in as many weeks last week, following their win in Kilgore Feb. 12 with a win at the Spring Hill Invitational Feb. 18.

Impressively, Wills Point registered a high point total of 119 points while playing without several key team members. Van and Spring Hill tied for second with 118 points each, followed by Nacogdoches with 88, White Oak with 81, Kilgore with 77, Grand Saline with 29 and Henderson with 27.

Medalists for Wills Point included Kolton Adams and Patrick Petzold getting first overall in boys doubles, Chase Daniell and Kelsey James getting first overall in mixed doubles, Cassidy Wilcoxson getting first overall in girls singles and Claire Hiler and Heldon Hoierman winning third overall in mixed doubles.

Match results included:

-Cassidy Wilcoxson def. Carolina Blazquez of Nacogdoches, 8-0; def. Danielle Deason of Spring Hill, 6-1, 6-2; def. Jordan Butts of Kilgore, 6-1, 6-0

-Maddie Brown def. Brooklyn White of Spring Hill, 8-0; lost to Jordan Butts of Kilgore, 9-8 (7-2); def. Lupe Alvarez of Nacogdoches, 9-8 (7-3); def. Carolina Blazek of Nacogdoches, 8-0

-Jack Johns def. Collin Goode of White Oak, 8-2; lost to Nick Clark of Van, 3-8; def. Evan Leonard of Nacogdoches, 8-2; def. Brandon Smith of Nacogdoches, 8-3

-Michael Durham lost to Brandon Smith of Nacogdoches, 2-8; def. Tyrese Sheffield of Kilgore, 8-5; def. Drew Weidman of Grand Saline, 8-0

-Kaitlin Perez/Maddie Baker def. Maddox/Pai of Henderson, 8-1; def. Roy/Malone of Nacogdoches, 8-1; lost to Nichols/Penn of Spring Hill, 6-1, 6-0; def. Dechard/Diamond of Spring Hill, 7-5, 6-1

-Maddie Booth/Hope Turner def. Reyes/Vega of Kilgore, 8-0; lost to Sutton/Barham of White Oak, 7-9; def. Gray/Nosworthy of Van, 8-2; lost to Roy/Malone of Nacogdoches, 8-0

-Patrick Petzold/Kolton Adams def. Hill/Lanicek of Henderson, 8-0; def. Ott/Stokes of Kilgore, 8-1; def. Catlin/Pickett of Van, 6-2, 6-3; def. Best/St. Claire of Kilgore, 6-2, 6-4

-Chase Daniell/Kelsey James def. Spirrier/Hill of Spring Hill, 8-1; def. Wilkins/Patel of Kilgore, 6-2, 6-0; def. Pickett/Thedford of Van, 6-4, 6-3

-Heldon Hoierman/Claire Hiler def. Wood/Powell, 8-0; def. Perez/Guidici of Nacogdoches, 8-0; lost to Thedford/Pickett of Van, 1-6, 6-7, 7-4; def. Wilkins/Patel of Kilgore, 6-1, 6-7, 7-3

The Tiger tennis team is scheduled to play in Ennis today (Feb. 26) and at home March 4.