Kilgore tennis still unbeaten

At All-Saints Thursday


It was another mixed bag of decisions for the Kilgore High School tennis team against Jacksonville last week – but one decision not mixed was the final one, another Kilgore win.

Kilgore’s tennis team has yet to lose a matchup as a team this fall season. That’ll be on the line again on Thursday afternoon, after school, at All-Saints in Tyler.

Coach Jason Maroney’s Bulldogs edged out Jacksonville, taking the 10-9 victory, and neither program swept a category. Boys and girls singles and boys and girls doubles were across the board, with the Bulldogs getting just enough wins to take the overall matchup.

Kilgore’s Pooja Patel lost the girls top singles matchup, 8-5, to Jacksonville’s Hannah Roper, but the next three matches all went Kilgore’s way – Jordan Butts beat Dariana Cervantes, 8-4; Ally Wilkins beat Lizbet Saldona, 8-3; and Cheyanne Jones beat Makayla Medley, 8-6. Jacksonville’s Kaitlin Gonzalez beat Kilgore’s Daisy Vega, 8-5, and Mary Mercer lost too J’ville’s Gabby Graham, 8-2.

Kilgore won two of the three girls doubles matches. Patel and Vega took theirs, 6-1, 6-2, and Jones and Mercer won, 7-6 (1), 6-4.

Jacksonville’s Abraham Silva won the number one boys singles match with Kilgore’s Trystan Dobbs, 9-8, but Kilgore’s David Chavarria won in the number two slot, beating Saul Martinez, 8-2, and Kilgore’s Graham Tyra beat Jacksonville’s Alfonso Lopez, 8-6.

Maison Landaverde and Jack Tyra lost their singles matchups, but Kaleb Sanderson won his, 8-6, over Seth Bonner.

Again, Kilgore came through in doubles play, as the boys doubles team won two of three. Dobbs and Chavarria won a tight 1-6, 6-1, 10-7 match, and Sanderson and Jack Tyra won their match, 6-3, 4-6, 10-7.

Madalynne Parrymore and Kelton Kelly won the mixed doubles match for KHS.

In extras, Kalen Ray and Landaverde won 6-1, 6-4, and Parrymore and Butts won in girls doubles, 8-3.

Kelley beat Carlos Camacho, 8-4; H. Galvan beat Mason Hendrix, 8-5; and Ray lost to Bryon Gluck, 9-7.


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