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Dehnert captures tennis gold at Victoria Invitational meet
Jan 26, 2013 | 678 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
VICTORIA — Trojan tennis ace Eric Dehnert started the spring tennis season off the way all competitors hope to: by winning the gold medal.

Dehnert went undefeated in the Victoria East/West Invitational on Jan. 18, winning all three of his matches.

After a first round bye, Dehnert defeated Janecka (Victoria East) in the quarterfinals by a score of 6-2, 6-2. In the semifinals, Dehnert defeated Don Wu (St. Joseph’s), 6-1, 6-2. In the finals, Dehnert had to go three sets to win the gold. After trailing in the first set (4-6), Dehnert recovered to win the next two. He defeated Ryder Billo (Goliad), 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Cori Moore brought home the bronze medal, going 2-1 in the tournament. After a first round bye, Moore defeated Correa (Yoakum), 6-4, 6-1. She lost to Miller (Rockport-Fulton) in the semifinals, 6-4, 6-3, but bounced back to take the third place medal. Moore defeated Knief (Victoria East), 6-1, 6-0.

Emily Barris and Cori Sparks placed fourth in girls doubles. Also participating in the tournament were the doubles team of Roberto Reyna and Colton Wren.

The Trojans will host Robstown Thursday, Jan. 31, in a dual match before heading to the Calallen Invitational on Feb. 8.
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