White Oak Qualifies 4 to State
I was very proud of Joy & Kailee for making their dream of playing in the state tournament a reality. The two of them have worked hard over the last three years by always winning the district championship, qualifying for regionals and just missing out on a trip to the state tournament…until 2014 (Sr. Joy’s last chance!). In the first round of the state tournament they faced the silver medalist doubles team from Lago Vista, and they were defeated 6-1, 6-3. It wasn’t their best match, but qualifying was a great accomplishment considering you are one of the best 8 girls doubles teams in the state of Texas!
Sophomores Landry and Audrey won a very intense, nerve-racking playback to qualify for the state tournament. It made me very happy to see my young players step up and stay calm in such an important, close match. Unfortunately, their first round of the state tournament was against the eventual mixed doubles state champs from Brock and they fell 6-0, 6-1. It was a great experience for them, and they know now the level of play they have to achieve to compete next year and win. One of 8 is great!
Region 3 Conference 2A Tennis Results
WO girls doubles team of Joy Lowman and Kailee Simmons
and WO mixed doubles team of Landry Sheridan and
Audrey Lunstedt will play in the 2A State Tournament on
April 28 & 29 at the Texas A&M Mitchell Courts in College Station.
Lowman/Simmons, WO, defeated Green/Peters, Linden
Kildare, 6-0, 6-0, Fields/Rice, Westwood, 6-1, 7-5,
Dollins/Fair, Hawkins, 6-1, 6-1, and lost to regional
champs, Cates/Douglas, Edgewood, 4-6, 4-6, to place
second. In a playback against Mitchell/Torres, Franklin,
they held on to the qualifying second place spot by winning 6-1, 6-0.
Sheridan/Lunstedt, WO, defeated Hooker/Wright,
Redwater, 6-0, 6-0, Lawson/Murdock, Prairieland, 7-5, 6-3,
and lost to regional champs, Best/Read, Kountz, 1-6, 2-6.
The 3rd place match was against teammates Cade
Palmer/Niki Barham, White Oak, and Sheridan/Lunstedt
won 1-6, 6-4, 6-2. This gave them the opportunity for a
playback with Dillon/Phillips, Central Heights, and they
claimed second place by defeating them 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (7-5 TB).
Cayman Sutton, WO, placed 4th by defeating Kaelin Miller,
of Warren, 6-0, 6-0, Nayla Girard, of Hughes Springs, 6-3,
7-6 (8-6 TB), and losing to regional champ, Carrie Casey,
0-6, 0-6, and third place finisher Regan Humphreys, CH,
7-5, 5-7, 2-6. Also representing WO was Laura Denfeld
who lost in first round to Alyssa Bynum, 6-2, 4-6, 1-6.
Dax Davis, WO, lost to fourth place finisher Conner McCune
of CH in the first round 4-6, 5-7. Regional champ Hayden
Smith, HS, defeated Brent Wallingford, Franklin, 6-3, 6-3,
in the finals. Third place went to Mark Blackshear of Warren.
WO Boys doubles team Nick McFarland and Tanner Davis
lost in the second round of tourney play to regional champs
and this year’s state champs, Anderson/Linn of Kountz,
1-6, 2-6. They defeated Caldwell/Jackson of EW 6-0, 6-0.
Placing second was Seals/Sims, Kirbyville, and third was
Clossin/Desai, Centerville. Also representing WO was
Chase Robinson/Collin Goode who lost in first round to
Davison/Phillips of EW, 3-6, 6-7 (10-12 TB).
“I was very proud of the way my young team fought in
every single match. Out of thirteen regional qualifiers,
only 5 had been there before. I was impressed with their
composure while playing some very intense matches. I
believe we will compete well in the coming years,”
commented Coach Tammy Cloud.