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2009-08-27 / Sports

Young Eagles Win 4th Annual Tennis Team Challenge

by Rick Spencer

Some of the young tennis players who participated in the 4th Annual Central Texas Team Challenge Tennis Tournament held last Saturday in Lexington are pictured above. They are (left to right) Vance Kassner, Jacob Townsend, Coby Robertson, Blake Gibson, Colby Bexley and Sam Perry. PHOTO BY KIM BEXLEY. Some of the young tennis players who participated in the 4th Annual Central Texas Team Challenge Tennis Tournament held last Saturday in Lexington are pictured above. They are (left to right) Vance Kassner, Jacob Townsend, Coby Robertson, Blake Gibson, Colby Bexley and Sam Perry. PHOTO BY KIM BEXLEY. The young Eagle tennis players put a climatic finish to a very successful day at the 4th Annual Central Texas Team Challenge last Saturday at the Lexington tennis courts. Lexington won the event for the third time in four years.

Colby Bexley and Sam Perry defeated Jacob Townsend and Vance Kasner 9-7 in the 12-yearold boy's doubles round-robin event. Townsend and Kasner then defeated Blake Gibson and Coby Robertson in a tiebreaker 9-8. But then Gibson and Robertson knocked off Bexley and Perry 8-4 to end up with a 3-way tie for first place, with all teams from Lexington.

The final standings in the Cen- Tex Team Challenge were: First- Lexington, Second-Milano, Third- Thrall, Fourth-Somerville, Fifth- Giddings and Sixth-Smithville.

Kaelan Blok was the high point performer for Lexington winning doubles and placing second in singles. Blake Gibson and Coby Robertson were the only double winners, teaming up in doubles and each winning their singles event. Gibson defeated Bexley in the highlight match of the tourney. Gibson took an early 5-0 lead when Colby stormed back to tie it 7-all. Gibson held on to win 9-7.

The surprise team was the mixed doubles duo of Mackenzie Brown and Vaughn Kasner. Entering the boys doubles category, the couple defeated varsity boys teams from Somerville and Smithville before losing to a Thrall team and placing third overall. Brown also won the girls singles title.

London Jacob and Eriq Mitchell won the boys 14 doubles event and both made the finals in singles. They have yet to play the championship.

Walt Green won consolation in boys 14 singles and Vance Kasner won consolation in boys 12 singles. Brothers, Alex and Cody Wester placed second and third respectively in boys 10 singles.

Also playing well for Lexington were Hunter Wilson and Joseph Kelly

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