Tennis begins district play

Posted 9/22/20

The Madisonville tennis team retuned to the courts in mid-August and have competed in a number of matches during their fall season, including bouts with Palestine and Caldwell, Groesbeck, Bryan and The Woodlands.

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Tennis begins district play

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The Madisonville tennis team retuned to the courts in mid-August and have competed in a number of matches during their fall season, including bouts with Palestine and Caldwell, Groesbeck, Bryan and The Woodlands.

The team opened the season with losses to Palestine and Caldwell in a three-team event by scores of 8-11 and 9-10, respectively.

“The team was still very competitive for their first matches since the spring,” said head coach Catherine Sedlacek.

In their first match against Palestine, Madisonville saw winners in men’s doubles from Caymen Forrest and Cesar Rosas as well as Steven Payan and Ivan Vera. On the women’s side, Yesenia Aceves and Galilea Camarena were victorious in doubles.

Singles winners included Lazaro Almaraz, Nathan Fleck, Zoie Stewart, Kylie Ouellette and Liz Arjon.

Doubles winners against Caldwell included Stewart and Serena Powers, Arjon and Ouellette and Camarena and Aceves on the women’s side along with Elizabeth Guevara and Mason Railsback in mixed doubles.

Singles winners included Stewart, Ouellette, Aceves, Caitlin Manning and Eli Risinger,

The women’s side was missing three players in their first event of the season.

The Mustangs dropped their first district match of the season to Groesbeck Thursday by a score of 4-15.

“This was a tough loss,” said Sedlacek. “We are hoping to get another shot at them at the Fall District Tournament.”

Madisonville saw four singles wins in the matchup from Railsback, Rosas, Almaraz and Risinger.

The varsity squad also battled Bryan Sept. 11 in a tightly contested loss that included six tie-breakers. The team saw wins from Forrest and Rosas in men’s doubles, Guevara and Railsback in mixed doubles along with Forrest and Jacob Murphy in singles.

The junior varsity team competed in a match in The Woodlands Sept. 9 and lost by a score of 2-10. One of the matches was abandoned due to bad weather.

“Although we had many losses, I was impressed with how competitive the team was against this 6A powerhouse,” said Sedlacek.

Madisonville’s wins came from Guevara and Railsback in mixed doubles and Guevara in singles.

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