2012-05-10 / Sports

Middle School Tennis Results

by Marla Mitchell

Twelve students from Lexington Middle School participated in the district tennis tournament Saturday, May 5 in Taylor. Teams fromAcademy, Cameron, Florence, and Thorndale also competed.

Vance Kassner and Melanie Scantlin were the only Lexington 8th graders to play in the tourney. Once again they matched up against boys doubles. Once again, that wasn’t a problem. They won the division beating 2 Cameron teams 6 – 3 and 6 – 4 and in the Championship, Vance and Mel beat an Academy team 6 – 1. They are looking forward to playing together in high school so, competing in the all boy division was their best option. After a number of years playing in the summer, they are excited about getting into the high school action next year.

In 7th grade action, LMS sent competitors in every division. Allyson Biehle and Veronica Ortega competed in girls singles. Allyson beat a very tough girl from Cameron in round one 6 – 5 but fell to the eventual champion in the quarterfinals, 1 – 6. Veronica played a tight match against Florence, but was edged out 3 – 6.

Jacob Townsend and Ryan Garrison represented LMS in boys’ singles. Both young men, breezed through the first round winning 6 – 0 and 6 – 1 respectively. Ryan lost to the eventual champion in the quarterfinals while Jacob won 6 – 4 against Academy. In the championship, Jacob was matched up against Academy. The battle went back and forth with each athlete winning their service. Jacob ended up 2nd after the well fought match, 4 – 6.

In doubles, LMS entered 1 team in the boys’ division and 2 teams in the girls’ division. Trevor Patschke and Tanner Towery played 32 games during their 3 matches. The boys beat Academy 6 – 4, got beat by Academy 5 – 6, and won 3rd place against Academy 6 – 5. The team of Jaclyn Alford and Kynslie Meyer drew the number one team from Academy in the first round. They played some good points and won 2 games before falling. Madison Stefek and Halle Mitchell beat 3 teams from Academy to win the championship. Their scores of 6 – 2, 6 – 1, 6 – 2 show their athleticism, as no team could stay very close. We are very proud of each of these student-athletes. They have all been busy participating in sports since August and maintaining good grades in the classroom. It’s been a long year and we are all ready for summer.

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