Trojan netters take second at Kingsville
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KINGSVILLE – The Trojan tennis team finished second overall as a team in Friday’s meet with Eric Denhert leading the way, earning a gold medal in the boys’ singles competition.


Boys singles

Dehnert captured the win with a 3-0 tourney record. In the championship round, Dehnert defeated Brain Arriaga (Moody), 6-4, 6-2. In the semifinals, Dehnert defeated Luis DeLaCruz (Ray), 6-3, 6-2. The quarterfinals match had Dehnert defeating Bank Seenuaniae (Bishop) 6-2, 7-5. Dehnert reached the quarters automatically with a first round bye as one of the top seeds.

Boys doubles

Trojans Brandon Lucio and Jesse Barrera went 1-1 in the tournament. In the first round, Lucio and Barrera defeated Salina-Perez (Hebbron), 6-2, 6-2. The Beeville duo lost in the quarterfinals to Bonttright and Garcia (Moody), 6-4, 6-4.

The Beeville tandem of Colton Wren and Eddie Sifuentes were also 1-1 for the tourney. In the first round, Wren and Sifuentes defeated Ketzlaft and Crabbe (C.C. Academy), 6-2, 6-2. Quarterfinals action had Alaniz and Salinas (Falfurias) defeating Wren and Sifuentes, 6-3, 6-4.

Mixed doubles

The Trojan pair of Megan Burris and Bill Rivas placed third in the tournament with a 3-1 record on the day. In the first round, Burris and Rivas defeated Cantu and DelBosque (Alice), 6-3, 6-2. The Trojan duo defeated Cole and Bluntzer (Orange Grove) 6-4, 2-6, 10-6 in their quarterfinals match. Torres and Fugua (Ray) defeated Burris and Rivas, 6-2, 7-5 at the semifinal level. In the third place match, Burris and Rivas defeated Camacho and Jones (T-M), 4-6, 7-6 (7-5), 10-6.

The Trojan pairing of Graham Traylor and Emily Barris went 1-1 at Kingsville. The Beeville twosome downed Haque and Sico (Ray), 6-2, 6-3. In the quarterfinals, Valverde and Hernandez (Alice) defeated Traylor and Barris, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5).

Girls singles

Lady Trojan Cori Moore won the bronze medal with a 2-1 record in the tourney. Moore defeated S. Guajardo (Moody), 6-4, 6-2, in the quarters and then lost to Victoria Perez (Orange Grove), 6-4, 6-2. In the battle for third, Moore defeated Alexandra Velverdo (Alice), 8-5.

JV Division

Boys singles

Trojan Tyler Stewart finished the tournament with a 1-1 record. In the first round, Stewart defeated Ricky Williams of Rivera 6-2, 6-3. In the quarterfinals, Jesus Rios (Kingsville) defeated Stewart, 6-3, 6-4.

Girls singles

Lady Trojan Cori Sparks also finished at 1-1. Sparks defeated Wagner (Bishop), 7-6, 6-4, in the first round but lost to Guerrero (Academy), 6-3, 6-4, in the quarterfinals.

The Trojans will participate in the Port Aransas Spring Fling Invitational this Friday in Port Aransas.

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