More than 400 young athletes played in the event with at least 16 different Coastal Bend schools fielding a full team of future net stars. The Beeville contingent earned one first place finish, one third place spot and had several players reach the quarterfinals in their respective divisions.
“They all did great,” said MMS coach Julie Maupin.
Eighth-grader Eric Dehnert captured the boys’ singles title, going undefeated through the large field. Victoria Elizalde earned a third place trophy in the girls’ singles for the MMS squad.
In the eighth-grade doubles, Meg Dudney and her partner Sydney Wessons made it all the way to the quarterfinals before bowing out of the tournament. Cori Sparks and Emily Barris also made it to the quarterfinals in the doubles competition before giving way.
In singles action, Lyndsy Roberson and Selena Guerra each reached the tournament’s quarterfinal round before facing defeat.
The MMS tennis team will have to wait until spring to resume practice and competition as this wrapped up the autumn season for the middle school student/athletes.