Tennis is under way for Mason Junior High.
On Friday, March 25th, 18 players comprised of 7th and 8th graders, headed to Kerrville to compete against Uvalde in the first round of the team tournament. Those competing were Seth Hudson, Sam Dyer, Hunter Kunc, Luke Gillespie, Ryan Wartenbach, Levi Hofmann, Rylee Owen, Jacob Harris, Katie Smith, Brooke Falgout, Haylie Schmidt, Madelyn Glentz, Staci Habecker, Avery Gibbs, Jovanna Rodriguez, Sheyanne Brandenberger, and Amber Hengst. Mason would walk away with four wins against a good team that has practiced all year long.
On Saturday, with added teammates Luis Castillo, Miguel Castillo, Monaco Schmidt, Kirsten Allen, Natalie Hoffman, Kayla Guice, and Callie Jordan, Mason returned to face Fredericksburg. As is custom for Mason, our doubles teams came out with big wins early in the round winning 5 of the 7 doubles matches. We struggled a little in singles but were able to pull off a 12-7 win. In the finals of the consolation round, Mason played Kerrville’s number 2 team. Kerrville has always had good teams and this year proved no different.
Our doubles took an early 4-3 lead. At this point we knew we would need some singles wins. Our kids would win 5 matches and Kerrville 6. With the score now tied at 9-9 and one match on, fans from both Kerrville and Mason were scurrying to the last court to cheer on our respective players.
In the end, with all his teammates and fans present, Miguel Castillo would secure the win for Mason. We would like to thank all the parents and fans who traveled to Kerrville to be a part of Mason’s continuing tennis tradition.
District tennis was held on Tuesday March 29th but results will be in next week’s edition. The team will also travel to Junction on Saturday, April 2nd for a 4 team dual match.