Tennis team places fourth at tournament


The Tiger tennis team made their way to Tyler Feb. 16, competing against 15 other schools in this year’s Tyler Lee Tennis Tournament. Out of 16 schools, mostly consisting of 5A and 6A teams, Wills Point placed fourth overall. Coach Ann Daniell stated, “We couldn't be more proud of our kids and they way they competed.”

Host Tyler Lee finished first with 143 points, followed by Longview with 127 points, Garland Sachse with 124 points, Wills Point with 97 points, JJ Pearce with 84 points, Lindale with 83 points and Kilgore with 81 points.

Medalists for Wills Point included: Maddie Booth/Claire Hiler, first place, girls A doubles; Hannah Gern/Maddie Hiler, first place, girls B doubles; Chase Daniell/Kash Adams, fourth place, boys A doubles; Hope Turner/Jack Johns, consolation, mixed A doubles; Marisa LaJone/Jacob Sanford, fourth place, mixed B doubles; and Aidan Phillips, fourth place, boys B singles.

Individual results for Tiger tennis players included:

-Aidan Phillips def. Mason Hendrix of Jacksonville, 8-0; def. Rexroat of Lindale, 8-4;l lost to Max Levy of JJ Pearce, 4-6, 4-6; lost to Harper Bisagno of Tyler Lee

-Katelyn Bryant lost to Wate of John Tyler, 2-8; lost to Colliver of Lindale, 3-8; def. Morgan Wood of Henderson, 8-4; def. Lizbet Saldana of Jacksonville, 8-3

-Grace Roberts lost Taylor Lane of Lindale, 5-8; def. Murff of All Saints, 8-4; lost to Slatter of Hudson, 5-8; def. Cooley of Henderson, 8-0

Chase Daniell/Kash Adams def. Lopez/Martinez of Jacksonville, 8-2; def. Smith/Gambrell of Lindale, 8-4; lost to Von Eschenbauch/Drain of Tyler Lee, 1-6, 4-6; lost to Greifenkamp/Fasang of Longview, 1-8

-Justin McGough/Austin Ethridge lost to Tyra/Galvan of Kilgore, 4-8; def. Pineda/Luna of Mesquite Horn, 8-0; lost to Chapman/Couch of Spring Hill, 8-9

-Claire Hiler/Maddie Booth def. Rains/Kendall of Henderson, 8-5; def. Morton/White of Spring Hill, 8-0; def. Lyons/Schoenbruin of All Saints, 6-1, 6-2; def. Long/Rogers of Lindale, 6-1, 6-4

-Hannah Gern/Maddie Hiler def. Maddox/Pai of Henderson, 8-1; def. McKelvey/Robinett of Spring Hill, 8-2; def. Acuna/Acuna of Longview, 6-3, 6-4; def. Nguyen/Pham of Garland Sachse, 6-3, 6-1

-Hope Turner/Jack Johns lost to Roper/Silva of Jacksonville, 6-8; def. Maeker/Hubler of Lindale, 8-3; def. Vega/Tyra of Kilgore, 8-3; def. Ruiz/Carter of Waxahachie, 8-1

-Marisa LaJone/Jacob Sanford def. Mullenax/Burk of Whitehouse, 8-3; def. Gamez/Ruiz of John Tyler, 8-5; lost to Gonzalez/Martinez of Jacksonville, 3-6, 2-6; def. Tran/Lee of Garland Sachse, 6-7, 6-0, 10-4

The Tiger tennis team is scheduled to compete at the Kaufman Tournament today (Feb. 23) before returning home to host the annual Wills Point TOurnament March 2.