The Midway tennis team swept the District 12-6A titles, largely on the strength of claiming all three doubles events, and will send half of the league’s 10 entries to regionals.
Harry Foster and Logan Gwin rolled through three matches without dropping a set to take the boys’ doubles crown, Campbell Kutach and Katie Coley survived a three-setter in the championship match of girls’ doubles, and Caroline Kutach and Holt Fields didn’t drop more than three games in any set to claim mixed doubles.
Midway also will send its second mixed doubles team of Leo Marchesi and Hannah Peevey after it fell in the title match to its teammates, and McKinley Dockall also reached regionals with a second-place finish in girls’ singles.
Belton also had a strong tournament, with four entries reaching the regional tournament.
Tara Donaho won the girls’ singles title, while Austin Hagen (boys’ singles), Abigail Kendall and Lauren Phillips (girls’ doubles) and Trevor Reed and Caleb Cable (boys’ doubles) all finished second.
20-4A: Groesbeck took the top two spots in girls’ doubles to lead its charge to three district titles and four regional berths.
Ana Cruz and Kathryn Anderson had to go three sets twice but took the championship match, 4-6, 7-5, 6-0 over Mexia’s Jennifer Ugarte and Julissa Martinez. Cruz and Anderson’s teammates Rusti Morrison and Natalie Carillo then swept past Ugarte and Martinez in a playback, 6-0, 6-2, to reach regionals.
Groesbeck’s boys’ doubles tandem of Logan Boecker and Noah Basden didn’t drop a set in its three matches to win the championship, and Michael Loyd dropped five games total to cruise to the boys’ singles title. Mexia’s Jimmy Tram also reached regionals by winning a playback, 6-1, 6-1 over Madisonville’s Calvin Le.
17-2A: Crawford dominated the tournament by sweeping the five individual championships and pulling in eight of the 10 regional spots.
Dylan Lane (boys’ singles), Hunter Hazzard and James Edwards (boys’ doubles), Katy Baur and Jaycee Williams (girls’ doubles), Chelsea Daws (girls’ singles) and Melissa Tanner and Andy McAllister (mixed doubles) all claimed district titles, while Michael Eckman and Trevor Patschke (boys’ doules), Uriel Rodriguez (boys’ singles) and Bethany Walker and Joe Edwards (mixed doubles) took second-place finishes for Crawford.
The other two regional berths went to Meridian’s girls’ doubles team of Makenzie Errington and Alex Taylor and Bosqueville’s girls’ singles player Brandi Sanford.
19-3A: The Whitney boys cruised to a team title by 35.5 points over second-place McGregor, while the West girls held off McGregor late to take the championship, 126-121.
Whitney only took three individual championships, but one of them was the 4x200 relay. Cole Brunett, Kelton Mansfield, Randy Cantwell and Bricen Mansfield claimed that title in 1:33.0. Noah Wiegant took the 300 hurdles in 42.6, and Kendall Wimberly threw 152-0 ½ to win the discus.
West’s Quentin Dancer swept the sprints with a 10.8 in the 100 and a 22.1 in the 200, Bruceville-Eddy’s Christopher Charleston took the long jump at 23-6 ½ and triple jump at 45-9.
McGregor grabbed two relays, with Kyle Jacobs, Tayvon Thompson, Johnathon Phenix and Dylan Norwood running 44.4 in the 4x100 and Jared Lorenz, Cory Bowers, Andrew Taylor and Alex Espino finishing the 4x400 in 3:32.0. Blake Ladyman also won both wheelchair events for McGregor, finishing the 100 in 45.6 and throwing 6-2 in the shot put.
West needed only two individual titles to take the crown. The Lady Trojans won the 4x200 relay with Kenna Bing, Kamrynn Schiller, Marissa Matus and Sydney Bradshaw finishing in 1:48.3, and Bing took the 400 in 1:01.5.
McGregor’s Caylee Yeager won both hurdles events by running the 100 in 14.9 and the 300 in 46.2, and she also led the Lady Bulldogs’ 4x400 as the leadoff leg on a team that included Hannah Deeringer, Ashley Fehlman and Hope Lenamon. Fehlman also won the 800 in 2:28.8.
Marlin’s DyNeisha Bailey won the triple jump with a distance of 33-11 ½, and she also ran a leg on its winning 4x100 relay that included Shuncy Timms, Dayesha Mayes and Keshunda Massington that finished in 50.6. Mayes also claimed the 200 in 26.1.
TAPPS 3-4A: The Reicher boys finished second and its girls third at the district meet.
The Cougar boys were bolstered by a pair of relay wins. Zach Martinez, Patrick Wardlaw, Jason Conners and Alan Scott took the 4x100 in 44.58, while Aaron Bettge, Bryce Dorton, Jose Perez and Martinez claimed the 4x400 in 3:29.75.
They also picked up individual victories Martinez (long jump, 21-7 ½; and triple jump, 41-11 ¾), from Tyler Zander (pole vault, 12 feet) and Jacob Fallas (3,200, 10:57.11).
The girls didn’t grab any gold medals, but they had eight top-three finishes, including two second-place runs in the relays.
TAPPS 3-4A: The Reicher boys took second place in district with a 348 total to advance to regionals.
Cameron Wolf shot a 76 to tie for first before taking second after a playoff, Coleman Wolf was 10th with an 89 and Grant Gilbert was 14th with a 91. Alfanso Palacios (92) and Colton Rhodes (97) round out the team.
Emily Schulman finished 12th on the girls’ side with a 115 to reach regionals.