La Vernia tennis team wins at East Central tourney
Members of the La Vernia High School varsity tennis team celebrate their first-place finish at the East Central Tennis Tournament.
ContributedFebruary 15, 2012 3,511 views 1 comment
EAST CENTRAL -- The La Vernia High School varsity tennis team recently competed at the East Central Tennis Tournament. The team had a great showing, beating out five other teams and taking home first place.
The girls doubles team of Ali Beck and Julie Barnes took first place, defeating Highlands, 7-5, 6-2 in the quarterfinal round; Seguin, 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals round; and La Vernia’s second doubles team, 6-2, 6-1 in the finals. Paula Watson and Destiny Roath took second-place honors by defeating Sam Houston, 6-0, 7-5 in the quarterfinal round; Seguin, 7-6(7-2), 6-7(4-7), 10-8 in the semifinals; and then losing to La Vernia’s Beck and Barnes in the finals.
In boys doubles, Adam Poore and Nick Guitron took first place by defeating Brackenridge, 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals; Seguin, 6-0, 6-1 in the semifinals; and Brackenridge in the finals, 7-5, 6-3.
Sarah Ellis took first place in girls singles play by defeating Highlands, 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals; Brackenridge 6-0, 6-3 in the semifinals; and Brackenridge in the finals, 7-5, 6-0. Megan Amerson was defeated by Brackenridge 6-2, 6-1 in the semifinals, and East Central 8-3 in the consolation semifinals.
Levi Andrews made it to the finals in boys singles, and took second place by defeating East Central, 4-6, 6-0, 10-5 in the quarterfinals; and Brackenridge, 4-6, 6-0, 10-0 in the semifinals; before losing to Seguin, 6-1, 6-2 in the finals. Darius DuBose was defeated by East Central 6-2, 6-1 in the round of 16, and Highlands in the consolation semifinals, 8-5.
La Vernia also fared well in mixed doubles, with Alex Leytham and Chris DeLeon making it to the consolation finals. East Central defeated them 6-0, 6-1 in the quarterfinals, but they came back to defeat Highlands 8-0 in the consolation semifinals, before losing to Seguin, 8-3, in the consolation finals. Preslie Pavlich and Jonathan Bitsis were defeated in the round of 16 by Brackenridge, 7-5, 7-6(7-1); and Seguin, 8-4, in the consolation quarterfinals.
The team will head to San Antonio this weekend to compete in the SAISD No. 2 Tournament Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18, at McFarlin Tennis Center.