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Ten Panthers Made it to the Tennis Finals
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 • Posted April 14, 2008

Twenty Blanco Panther Tennis participants played in the district meet, which was held in Mason on Tuesday, April 1.

Alicia Immel and Morgan Johnson were both in the JV girls singles. Immel lost her first game to Sharee Johnson from Sonora; she then had to play Bea Scott from Brady. Immel was eliminated. Johnson played Audrey Raney from Junction in the first round, Johnson lost. She then had to play Haley Hoekstra; Johnson won. She then moved on to play Clarissa Hernandez and Johnson won again. In the final game for consolation, Johnson lost to Maggie Garcia from Comfort, 4-8.

In the JV boys’ singles, Brook Lane played Ryan Garmon from Sonora; Lane won. He then had to play Jeremy Duart from Mason; Lane lost. Tylor Edmundson played Caleb Schmidt from Mason in his first round, Edmundson lost. He then had to play Chase Cooper from Junction. Edmundson was defeated.

In the JV girls’ doubles, Maggie Avila and Kelly Savage had a bye in the first round, they then had to face Jackson and Ramsey of Junction in round two, Avila and Savage took the victory, they then played Burney and Keith from Mason, they fell to defeat they then played Gonzales and Hamilton from Mason, in the finals, Avila and Savage lost they took fourth over all.

In the JV mix doubles Taylor McCormick and Morgan Petri received a bye in the first round, which took them to the winners bracket, they then had to play Bjork and Slocum from Mason. McCormick / Petri was defeated.

In the Varsity girls singles, Rachel Calzoncit had a bye in round one, which carried her over to play Magen Abilez from Junction. Calzoncit took the win. She then had to play Brittany Estes, Calzoncit lost. She then had to face Yvette Guerrero who had also had a bye in the first round. She then had to play Michele Craig from Junction. She then had to face Cassey Slocum which she lost. Guerrero took the victory over Calzoncit.

In the Varsity boys singles Garrett Shipman defeated Dustin Neff from Sonora Shipman then had to face Jared Hudson from Mason, Shipman lost.

Austin Carrola received a bye in round one, in round two he had to face Thach Martin from Mason, Carrola took a victory. He also took a victory over Andrew Heap from Junction and Cody Melcer from Brady. Austin took first place in the varsity boys’ singles.

In the varsity girls’ doubles, Crystal Thomas and Lindsey Baker fell short to Morgan and Reyes of Brady. Thomas and Baker then received a bye, in round three they faced Strapper and Rayes of Junction, Thomas and Baker took a victory. They then had to face Mackenzie Ray and Hillary Tidwell.

Ray and Tidwell faced Adame and Heitzman from Comfort in round one they received a bye in round two. In the third round they had to face Johnson and Smith from Junction, Ray and Tidwell won.

During the match between the two Blanco teams, Ray and Tidwell pulled out a win for first place in consolation and Thomas and Baker took second.

In the varsity boys’ doubles, John James Pepper and Brian Roche took a victory over Bell and Blanco from Comfort they then lost to Buist and Vargas of Mason.

In the varsity mixed doubles, Thomas Broyles and Lauren Savage fell to Frey and Henrich of Mason they then had to face Castillo and Dominguez of Sonora, Broyles and Savage were defeated.

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