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September 22, 2019

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Embracing the Culture - A Team Tennis Season Review

October 30, 2017

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Grapevine defeats Randall Raiders in team tennis

 

The Randall Raiders ended their team tennis season Saturday losing in the region 1-5A semi-finals to No.1 ranked Grapvine 10-0.

 

Randall started the day by defeating Aledo 12-3 after rain postponed matches on Friday.

The Raiders then took on the top ranked 5A team in the state but fell in the first 10 matches.

Randall coach Darby Norman was thrilled with his team’s achievements but acknowledged the difficulty of having Grapevine in the same region.

 

“We could make a regional finals, but as long as Grapevine is in our region it will be tough.” said Norman, “(Grapevine) is an elite program.”

 

This was only the second appareance in history for Randall in the region tournament, and with many young players gaining valuable experience, the Raiders should be confident going into spring and next fall seasons.

 

Randall ends their season 23-2 overall and champions of district 1-5A.

 

Borger (6-1) saw thier season end in similair fashion to last year with a 10-0 loss to No.1 ranked Abilene Wylie in the region 1-4A semi-finals.

 

Despite losing 10-0 the Bulldogs didnt have any girls singles mactches play, which keeps their perfect girls singles record dating back to last season in tact.

 

“We’re losing the core of our team but we don’t give up, we will work and play as hard as we can.” said coach Mike McGonagill.

 

Borger will look to the spring season where 3 returning players made the state tournament a 
season ago.

 

The mixed doubles seniors of Aaron Madden and Lauryn Ammerman will attempt to make the state tournament for the second year in a row, and top ten ranked singles player Claire Huffine, who qualified for the state tournament last season.

 

Borger finishes the season 6-1 overall, district 1-4A champions, and area champions.

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