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City, Area Sports: Tiger tennis team trounces Lufkin, 13-1

by From Staff Reports | October 12, 2021 at 10:00 p.m.

HALLSVILLE, Texas -- Texas High dominated Lufkin, 13-1, in the bi-district round of the Class 5A team tennis playoffs Tuesday on Hallsville's courts.

"We're very proud of how we came out today with a lot of energy and purpose," said Tiger coach Toby Watson.

Texas High advances to play Midlothian in the area round of the playoffs on Thursday. Midlothian defeated Forney, 10-2, in its bi-district match.

The Tigers were dominant on the girls side, winning the top four singles matches and the top three doubles matches.

Lakyn Austin won girls No. 1 singles, 6-0, 6-2; followed by No. 2 Marlee Bledsoe 6-0, 6-0, No. 3 Maddy Bixler 6-0, 6-0, and No. 4 Katherine Sandefur 6-0, 6-0.

In girls doubles, THS swept the top three: Bledsoe/Bixler won 6-0, 6-0, Austin/Sandefur 6-2, 6-0, and Wilson/Floyd 6-0, 6-0.

No. 1 James Thomson and No. 4 Jonathan Gass won their brackets. Thomson won, 6-2, 6-2, and Gass won 6-0, 6-0.

The Tigers won the top three boys doubles match: 1. Soyars/Thomson 6-3, 6-4, 2. Gass/Shuffield 6-0, 6-3, and 3. McCarter/Baird 6-2, 6-2.

Texas High also took the top mixed doubles, with Suelzer/Mitchell winning 6-0, 6-0.

Pendergraft falls in state

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas High's Garrett Pendergraft advanced to the Round of 16 before falling to a Little Rock Christian player in straight sets.

Pendergraft was 6-1 this season in singles and qualified for the Class 5A state tournament by finishing fourth in the 5A-South Conference tourney.

The Razorbacks tied for second in the conference standings.

Subvarsity

QC defeats Atlanta

QUEEN CITY, Texas -- Queen City's eighth-grade volleyball team defeated Atlanta, 25-16, 25-2, in middle school volleyball action Monday.

Makayla Jackson led the winners with 21 points in a row, and Dori Sasser contributed 6 points.

The Rabbs won the seventh-grade "A" match, 25-17, 12-25, 15-8. Mallory Hamilton scored 11 points for Queen City and River Holcomb added 5.

The Bulldogs won the seventh grade "B" match, 25-7, 12-7. Anna Young scored 12 points for Queen City and Kaylin Griffin added 5.

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