UHS wins 28-5A tennis championship

Uvalde High School nailed down another district team tennis title as the Coyotes and Lobos beat the Medina Valley Panthers, 14-3, in District 28-5A action Thursday at the Terri Rambie Tennis Complex.

With the team victory, the UHS boys and girls completed district play with a perfect 7-0 record.

The Uvaldeans won six of the seven doubles matches and eight of the 10 singles matches.

Andrew Melchor and Beau Gonzalez were victorious in the boys’ number-one doubles match.

They defeated Jose Rodriguez and William Tschirhart, 6-2 and 6-1.

Ricardo Moreno and Juan Melchor rallied to win a split-set decision over Garrett Kanak and Maverick Luesman in the number-two match.

After losing a 6-3 decision in the first set, they battled back to win the second two sets by scores of 6-1 and 10-7.

Jack Brock and Colton Gaston bested Max Leal and Nickole Essary, 6-2 and 6-3, in the number-three match.

Kezia Rodriguez and Briana Amor whipped Tessa Guzman and Maddie Villarreal, 6-3 and 6-3, in the girls’ doubles number-one match.

Crystal Mason and Arlin Morales were 6-2 and 6-3 winners over Madeline Pryzylska and Ameenah Wilson in the number-two match.

Elizaria Hernandez and Marilyn Torres beat Hannah Tschirhart and Dani Lara, 6-0, in the first set of the number three match.

They lost a 6-4 verdict in the second set, but then won the third set, 10-6.

Andrew Melchor defeated Tyler Oberherder, 6-2 and 6-3, in the boys’ singles number-one match.

Beau Gonzalez crushed Jose Rodriguez, 6-2 and 6-1, in the number-two match, and Ty Gonzalez hammered Garrett Kanak, 6-4 and 6-0, in the number-three match.

Colton Gaston throttled Max Leal, 6-1 and 6-1, in the fifth match, while Jack Brown outlasted his opponents, 7-5 and 6-4, in the sixth match.

Crystal Mason won the girls’ singles number-two match with a 6-2, 1-6, and 10-8 split-set victory over Tessa Guzman.

Arlin Morales won the third match, while Elizaria Hernandez won the sixth match.

Morales topped Maddie Villarreal, 6-4 and 6-4, and Hernandez walloped Madeline Pryzylska, 6-1 and 6-0.

UHS head coach Terri Rambie and assistant coach Eric Mahler were pleased by their team’s performance against MV.

The Coyotes and the Lobos are the District 28-5A team tennis champions for the 2019 season.

One week from tomorrow, the Uvaldeans will face a team from District 27-5A in team tennis bi-district playoff competition.

The dual-team match will be conducted at San Antonio’s MacFarlin Center, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Uvalde’s opponent for the bi-district match has yet to be determined.


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