Jr. High Tennis Team Compete In Invitational Uvalde Meet

posted Mar 6, 2017, 8:57 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 9:00 AM ]

Part of the Knippa Jr. High tennis team competed in an invitational meet hosted by Uvalde on Friday, March 3 with good results.  Sarah Esquivel and Ashlynn Barbosa won first place in the girl's 8th grade doubles. Eighth graders Shelby Penney and Paige Balke won their opening round but lost out in the second round of play.  Makayla Schawe and Madison Wallace lost their opener then bounced back with wins to take the 8th girls' consolation awards. In 7th grade girls doubles, Brooklyn Ramsey and Sophia Garcia won their opening rounds, then lost in the quarterfinals. In 8th grade mixed doubles, Samuel Mehrle and Rylee Dodson captured third place. In 7th Grade boys' doubles, John Dong and Cole Matthews won second place while Carlos Quiroga and Brain Reading finished in 4th place. The 8th grade boys' doubles team of Micheal Williams and Caleb Packer claimed a 4th place finish in their division. The rest of the was KJHS players were entered in the singles tourney on Saturday that was canceled due to rain. Coach Jerry Radicke and Coach Beth Speer commented that the doubles players did a good job for their first tourney of the season. The junior high will host Brackettville in a scrimmage on Monday, March 6 at 4:00 PM.