Sunday, March 30, 2014

MHS Tennis @ Sundown (3-24-14)

MHS Tennis @ Sundown (3-24-14)

The Muleshoe High School tennis team traveled to Sundown Monday for the Roughneck Invitational Tournament. There were 25 teams that competed in the tournament. One team gold medal and two individual gold medals made the trip back to Muleshoe.

Nacho Elizalde and Matt Barron won the Boys Doubles Varsity Division by defeating Farwell 8-0, Friona 8-5 , Brownfield 8-1 and Shallowater 8-3. 

Kayla Preston dominated in the Girl’s Singles JV Division. She defeated Olton 8-0, Abernathy 8-3, Brownfield 8-3 and Farwell 8-6. 

Braden Bessire the Consolation medal in the Boy’s Singles JV Division. He lost to Brownfield 1-6 and 0-6 in the first round. Bessire then defeated Friona 8-1, Friona 8-3, tied Sudan 8-8 but won the tie breaker 7-5.  

“The whole team played very well today,” said Muleshoe tennis coach Jody Graves. “I am sorry we did not have complete results for some of the matches. We were using this tournament as the final preparation for the District Meet next Thursday.”

Other players participating in the tournament but not winning medals were as follows. 

In the Girl’s Doubles Varsity Division Zoe Apodaca and Dezzy Gutierrez lost to Brownfield 5-8 but defeated Slaton 8-4 before losing to Denver City 4-8. The team of Imelda Salcido and Ruby Regalado lost the first round to Farwell 4-6 and fell in the second round to Seagraves 5-8. 

Kevin Mendoza played in the Boy’s Singles Varsity Division and lost to Brownfield 0-6, 1-6 then defeated Tahoka 8-5. The team lost to Sudan 7-9. The Boy’s Doubles Varsity team of Felipe Guerrero and Edyy Elizalde defeated Sundown 8-3 before falling to Seagraves 9-7.  

Aaryn Ross and Denisse Ramirez played in the Mixed Double’s Varsity Division. They lost to Farwell 1-6, 4-6 and Olton 7-9.  

In the Boy’s Singles JV Division Jesse Leal’s results were incomplete but he defeated Shallowater 8-2 and Seagraves 8-4. Issac Acosta got past Olton 8-1, Brownfield 8-1, SPCHEA 8-6 and Sudan 8-0 before losing to a second Sudan player 3-8. 

Playing in the Boy’s Doubles JV Division the team of Noah Del Toro and Jose Martinez defeated Seagraves 8-4, won a tie breaker over Sundown 9-8 before falling to Shallowater 5-8. The team of Tre Villa and JJ Gandara did not have results available. 

In the Girl’s Doubles JV Division Gloria Gonzalez and Alejandra Sanchez lost to Morton 4-8 in the first round. The duo defeated Slaton 8-0, Friona 8-5 and Denver City 8-0. Gonzalez and Sanchez lost to a second Denver City team 3-8.  

The team of Marissa Reyes and Jasmine Garza won a tie breaker over Friona 9-8 but lost to Brownfield 1-8. 
Dominik Hasley and Marilyn Melendez played in the Mixed Doubles JV Division and defeated Denver City 8-4 but lost to Southcrest 3-8.

The Muleshoe tennis team’s next tournament will be the District 2-2A Meet that will be held in Plainview April 3. 

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