The Region I 2A tennis tournament was held in Odessa at the Ratliff Stadium Tennis Complex on April 20 and 21.
In the first round, Austin Carrola and Kelsey Schwind defeated a mixed doubles team from Friona 6-1, 6-1.
Then, in the quarterfinals, they beat a Spearman pair 6-2, 6-0.
In the semi-finals on Wednesday, Carrola and Schwind battled the defending State Champions from Wall. The tension-filled match swung from brilliant winning shots to multiple double faults. The final score ended in Blanco’s favor; 5-7, 6-4, 7-6.
In the finals, the Panther duo faced another Wall team.
Blanco secured the 6-3, 6-0 win for a trip to the state tournament at Lakeway in Austin on May 9 and 10.