PHOTO / JEFF BERGER
Cassidy Reus (along with doubles teammate Maddie Everett, advanced to the quarterfinals in last week’s Region IV-4A tournament in Corpus Christi.
Two Hondo teams reach region tennis quarterfinals
Corpus Christi -- Four Hondo doubles teams competed in the Region IV-4A tennis tournament last Wednesday, April 28.
Two of the Owl duos won their first round matches, but neither team made it past the quarterfinals.
Both of the advancing teams were in girls’ doubles. The team of Maddie Everett-Cassidy Reus won their opening match over Parnell-Burchett of La Vernia, 6-4, 6-1. They were defeated in the second round by Gonzalez-Rodriguez of Fredericksburg, 6-0, 6-4. The pair from Fred was the regional runner-up and is advancing to state.
On the other side of the girls’ doubles bracket, Erika Rogers-Annalisa Salazar won their opener, 7-5, 6-2, over the team of Conde-Salazar of La Feria. In the second round, they lost to eventual regional champions, Karera-Karera of Stafford, 6-0, 6-0.
In the opening round of mixed doubles, the Hondo team of Kaleb Hernandez-Emma Neuman was in a grueling battle, winning the opening set, before falling to Lindsey-Royal of La Vernia, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.
Hondo’s boys’ doubles entry, Leo Lopez-Logan Kindred fell to Rodriguez-Ortiz of Raymondville in the opening round, 6-1, 6-4.
In girls’ singles, Brooke Runyan of Devine was regional runner-up and will be advancing to state.