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Abilene Excessive crew tennis is one win away from the district title after Saturday’s wins towards Midland Excessive and Midland Lee on the AHS tennis courts.
The Eagles (8-2 total, 5-0 district) opened the day with a hard-fought, 11-8 victory towards beforehand district undefeated Midland Excessive earlier than ending the day by beating Midland Lee 17-2. The wins, mixed with San Angelo Central beating MHS, arrange their match for the District 2-6A championship.
As a way to arrange the showdown with Central, AHS needed to get previous Midland Excessive first.
“We knew that they might be powerful,” Abilene Excessive coach Stacy Bryan mentioned. “I’m pleased with the way in which my children stepped up. Bought a giant doubles win from No. 1 women to make it 4-3. That gave us a bit momentum going into singles. We nonetheless have a lot of issues to work on total, however I used to be happy with the way in which that we performed.”
It was Ruth Hill and Kaitlyn Pressure profitable at No. 1 women doubles for the lead going into singles. In singles, the AHS women received the highest 4 matches, with Hill, Pressure, Tia Pupella and Religion Pupella selecting up victories. On the boys aspect, it was Landon Morris, Bennett Sullivan and Rolando Rivera profitable to earn the victory.
Coming off the massive win, the Eagles couldn’t have a let down towards winless Midland Lee.
They did not.
“Our youngsters got here out with lots of depth,” Bryan mentioned. “We had an in depth one this morning and we didn’t have a let down this afternoon. We’re wanting ahead to as soon as once more taking part in for the district championship.”
Earlier than then, the Eagles will scrimmage Wichita Falls Excessive and Vernon on the street subsequent Saturday to arrange for the district title match at residence towards San Angelo Central on Oct. 20.
Abilene Excessive def. Midland Excessive 11-8
BOYS SINGLES — Tyler Steward, MHS, def. Dylan Haught 6-0, 6-3; Connor Carriger, MHS, def. Griffin Sullivan 6-3, 6-2; Landon Morris, AHS, def. Parker Smith 6-2, 6-2; Bennett Sullivan, AHS, def. Caiden Reece 6-1, 6-4; Camden Foreman, MHS, def. James Wellborn 6-2, 6-2; Rolando Rivera, AHS, def. Caden Carriger 6-1, 6-4.
BOYS DOUBLES — Stewart/Carriger, MHS, def. Haught/B. Sullivan 8-1; P. Smith/Reece, MHS, def. G. Sullivan/Morris 8-6; Wellborn/Rivera, AHS, def. Foreman/Petty 8-1.
GIRLS SINGLES — Ruth Hill, AHS, def. Sarah Stewart 6-1, 6-1; Kaitlyn Pressure, AHS, def. Montserrat Salazar 6-0, 6-2; Tia Pupella, AHS, def. Kristin Thompson 6-2, 6-1; Religion Pupella, AHS, def. Savannah Brown 6-0, 6-2; Chase Flowers, MHS, def. Halle Smith 6-5, 7-5; Shelby Wicker, MHS, def. Holland Wiggins 6-3, 6-1.
GIRLS DOUBLES — Hill/Pressure, AHS, def. Stewart/Salazar 9-7; Anderson/T. Pupella, AHS, def. Thompson/Flowers 8-3; F. Puppella/Wiggins, AHS, def. Wicker/Brown 8-4.
MIXED DOUBLES — Carriger/Anderson, MHS, def. Jayton Aston/H. Smith 8-4.
RECORDS — Midland Excessive 4-1 in dis; Abilene Excessive 7-2, 4-0.
Abilene Excessive def. Midland Lee 17-2
BOYS SINGLES — Haught, AHS, def. Jehn Mang 7-6, 6-0; G. Sullivan, AHS, def. Joshua Wallace 6-0, 6-1; Morris, AHS, def. Carsten Holden 6-0, 6-0; B. Sullivan, AHS, def. Aiden Mount 6-2, 6-0; Wellborn, AHS, def. Cambell Hendricks 6-2, 6-4; Rivera, AHS, def. Soleymon Claborne 6-1, 6-2.
BOYS DOUBLES — Haught/B. Sullivan, AHS, def. Mang/Wallace 8-5; G. Sullivan/Morris, AHS, def. Holden/Claborne 8-0; Wellborn/Rivera, AHS, def. Hendricks/Connell 8-2.
GIRLS SINGLES — Hill, AHS, def. Destinee Hemphill 6-0, 6-0; T. Pupella, AHS, def. Pricilla Saena 6-0, 6-0; F. Pupella, AHS, def. Lindsay Brwer 6-0, 6-1; Smith, AHS, def. Casset Bond 6-3, 3-6, 11-9; Victoria Grenvik, Lee, def. Wiggins 7-6, 6-2; Jennifer Munoz, AHS, def. Kaileigh Laforge 6-0, 6-1.
GIRLS DOUBLES — Hill/T. Pupella, AHS, def. Saenz/Brewer 8-0; F. Pupella/Wiggins, AHS, def. Hemphill/Prado 8-3; Smith/Munoz, AHS, def. Grenuik/Aiyiana 8-3.
MIXED DOUBLES — Band/Mount, Lee, def. Aston/Caelan Barbarick 8-6.
RECORDS — Midland Lee 0-6 district; Abilene Excessive 8-2, 5-0.
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