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Tennis Attracts Top Teams
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 20, 2014

Mason has long been known for producing top tennisplayers. It is also known for hosting some of the best tournaments in the state. This year will be no exception.

Last weekend, Mason hosted the Puncher Shootout Tournament. This was an eight team tournament that guaranteed each player four matches. Teams that played this week in order of the way they finished were Abilene High, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Marble Falls, Midland Christian, San Angelo Central tied with Mason, and Junction.

With four of our top varsity girls and two boys still participating in basketball, the team didn’t score as many points as we would have liked, but we competed well and gained some valuable court time. We played five freshmen and they all did a great job. With team tennis right around the corner, we are working to find doubles combinations that will give us our best chance to win yet another state team championship.

Our JV kids also did a great job this last Thursday as they competed in the Battlin’ Billie JV Invitational. No team championship was awarded, but had there been one, Mason would have right in the hunt for the championship. The best part was that several of our players had just walked off the basketball courts…some just the night before and haven’t even been to a workout.

Kody Criswell won the A girls singles and Lanie Schmidt won the B girls singles. The mixed team of Kendra Klaerner and Ethan Powell won the A Mixed.

This week Mason will host the 30th Annual Hill Country Classic. This year varsity teams from Abilene Cooper, Abilene Wylie (this team swept the UIL state championships in 2013 becoming the only team in history to win all singles, doubles, and mixed), Duncanville, Fredericksburg, Kerrville, San Angelo Central, San Antonio Churchill, and Mason. There will be several s 2013 state champions competing and many more state qualifiers.

We hope the community will take this opportunity to come out and support the Punchers and Cowgirls and see some of the top ranked players in the state. Our JV will be traveling to Horseshoe Bay this week to compete against Faith Academy and Marble Falls.

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