Tennis continues success


A number of members in the Madisonville tennis program earned distinctions during the fall season including senior Harper Wiseman, who is now the winningest Lady Mustang in program history.

Wiseman’s 81 varsity wins earned her the honor after it was held by Cassidy Andrews (76) for four years.

Coach Catherine Sedlacek was also named the Texas Tennis Coaches Association Region 3 Class 4A Coach of the Year for her work this season.

“It was such a pleasant shock and I still have not quite wrapped my head around it,” said Sedlacek. “There are so many awesome coaches in our region and many of them have been mentors to me. It has been such a wonderful year already and this award has just helped to make it even more memorable.”

The fall season ended when the Mustangs fell in Areas, but they are now preparing for the spring tournament season. They are not currently in full practice mode, but they are participating in dual matches each week up until Christmas break.

“Tennis is a year-round sport,” said Sedlacek. “I found this is the best way to keep the kids playing at the same high level they were playing at near the end of the fall season without burning them out before the end of spring.”

On Nov. 15, the team competed in a tournament in Killeen and boasted a number of medalists from the action.

On the women’s side, the duo of Fabiola Vera and Ashley Saucedo earned first place in doubles play while Brooke Huff took first in singles. Zoie Stewart won fourth place for women’s singles and Ashlyn Hahn was the singles consolation winner.

On the men’s side, Cesar Rosas took third place in singles while Peyton Rose took fourth for the Mustangs.