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Region tennis underway, ahead of next week’s UIL state tournament


      Three of the Region IV tennis tournaments involving area athletes began on Wednesday, May 8, and will conclude Thursday, May 9, with final round action to determine who will advance to the UIL State Tournament later this month.

      Hondo sent four entries to the Region IV-3A tourney, going on at Jourdanton High School. The mixed doubles team of Eli Heyen-Mercedez Trinidad will try to repeat as region champions and earn their second straight trip to state. In girls’ doubles, Jasmin Longoria/Sabrina Rodriguez are representing HHS, and in boys doubles, Aaron Gonzalez/Edgar Gonzalez are competing. Hondo’s only singles entry at region is Ava Lowe, the 28-3A girls’ champ.

      From D’Hanis, three entries are competing in regionals at Bryan Rudder High School. Siblings Kenny and Abby Arnett are competing in mixed doubles, Wyatt Rothe/Brady Herndon are in boys’ doubles and Ruger Cote is competing in boys’ singles.

Sabinal is sending twins Karri and Kaya Piles into the regional girls’ doubles tournament, along with girls’ singles entry Morgan Jackson. The Region IV-2A tournament is at the H-E-B Tennis Center in Corpus Christi.

      Medina Valley is sending one girls singles player, freshman Alexia Alejandro, and one girls doubles team, seniors Victoria Vause/Christina Hester, to the Region IV-5A tournament, being held this Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, also at the H-E-B Tennis Center in Corpus Christi.

All state tournaments will be held in San Antonio. The 1A, 2A and 3A State Tournaments will be held Thursday and Friday, May 16-17, at the North East ISD’s Blossom Tennis Center. 

      The state tourney for 4A, 5A and 6A will be held at the Northside ISD’s Anne Marie Tennis Center on the same dates. Action at both sites begins with singles at 8 a.m., with a rotating schedule all day.

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