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Floresville tennis team stuns Austin LBJ


Floresville tennis team stuns Austin LBJ
Members of the Floresville High School varsity tennis team gather for a group photo following their strong showing at the regional tournament.


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FLORSVILLE -- For the first time in nearly 10 years, the Floresville varsity tennis team earned a spot in the main draw of regional competition when it defeated the No. 8-seeded Austin LBJ 10-2 in the first round of regional play Oct. 28, at the Alamo Heights Tennis Center in San Antonio.

In previous years of first-round regional competition, the team had opened against highly ranked opponents like Lake Travis and Boerne Champion, both schools having had strong state rankings in 4A team tennis. This year, the regional draw was friendlier to Floresville, and the team took advantage of it by playing calmly, yet aggressively, and winning matches against Austin LBJ in boys doubles, girls doubles, mixed doubles, boys singles, and girls singles.

“Sometimes getting a lucky break with a friendly draw like we did at regionals can boost the team’s morale after having a tough team tennis season,” said Head Coach Mario Martinez. “The players knew that they would be making history of sorts by winning their first match and entering the main draw for the first time in nearly a decade, and they achieved that objective successfully.”

In the second round of regional play, Floresville met No. 1-seeded Lake Travis. At the start of the tournament, Lake Travis was the early favorite to advance to the state tennis tournament, and against Floresville, they played like the eventual champions by defeating Floresville 10-1. Although all of the Tigers and Jaguars played aggressively against Lake Travis, the only team to post a victory came from the mixed doubles team of Matthew Hoelscher and Madison Pollok, as they defeated Slay and Schoonmaker 7-6(6), 7-6(7).

On the second day of competition, Floresville played its third- and fourth-round matches against two opponents they had faced last year in regionals. They posted losses of 10-2 to the No. 6 seed, Flour Bluff; and 10-1 to the No. 7 seed, Corpus Christi Calallen. Entering the main draw of competition at regionals was a success for the team, but after winning its first-round match, the quality of opponents became stronger, and the team suffered three back-to-back losses, finishing their regional season 1-3.

Next year’s returning team members feel confident about their chances to win at both district and region competitions. In fact, Floresville will be losing only four seniors next year, so the team will return with experienced players next fall. Up next for the tennis team will be its spring tennis season, beginning with tournaments slated for the end of January in San Antonio and San Marcos.
 

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Linda Parrish  
Paris, KY  
November 16, 2011 9:01pm
 
Thank you for this story. My granddaughter is a member of the team and it was wonderful to read about their trip to regionals!

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