The DMS tennis team hosted Pearsall on Monday, March 6, going 20-3 in all divisions across 7th grade and 8th grade.
“The middle school tennis team is really starting to put all the hard work into motion,” Coach Julie Oropeza said. “Tough work ethic and dedication are certainly paying off.”
The 7th grade girl’s doubles teams went 9-1 against Pearsall.
Kylee Saunders/Karma Herring def. Garcia/Valenzuela 6-2; Kate Finto/Cameron English def. Nicto/Venavidez 6-0; Daisy Mendoza/Leilani Lascano def. Carrizarles/Talamantes 6-1; Samantha Lascano/Corinne Fowler def. Melendez/Melendez 6-1; Riley Hagdorn/Absidy Little def. 7-5; Briana Torres/Aleyna Gerlach def. Gardara/Carrizades 6-2; Jenysse Good/Brooke Schott def Garcia/Valenzuela 6-1; Lily Hargis/Audrey Longoria def. Nieto/Benavidez 604; Clara Garza/Cameron English def. Rodriguez/Herrera 604.
Marianna Hutton/Joslyn Ayon fell to Vargas/Nieto 4-6.
The 7th grade boy’s doubles teams were undefeated, beating Pearsall 5-0.
Corwin Flores/Aidan Hildebrandt def. Tollett/Valdez 6-4; Ryan Castro/Bryce Winkler def. Martinez/Viesca 6-0; Hadyn Brummage/Xavier Contreras def. Baez/Garza 6-1; Trey Rangel/Malachi Jackson def. Viescra/Martinez 7-6(7-5); Zachary Feltner/Bryce Winkler def. Baez/Valdez 6-1.
The 8th grade Fillys swept Pearsall 4-0.
Brooke Runyan/Laurel Spannagel def. Solis/Elizondo 6-0; Isabella Elias/Madi Mohr def. Jolyn/Devany 6-1; Caitlyn Breiten/Sydney White def. Garza/Jolyn 6-0; Josette Villanueva/Andrea Zertuche def. Herrera/Rodriguez 6-1.
The 8th grade boys went 2-2 vs. Pearsall.
Jacob Barron/Denton Zeurcher def. Martinez/Garcia 6-2; Justin Rozier/DJ Brandon def. Martinez/Waldrum 7-5.
DJ Dzierzanowski/Kade Haas fell to Garcia/Waldrum 4-6, and Chase Loney/Jonathan Lawless were defeated by Tollett/Garza 4-6.
“Today against Pearsall, our group looked confident and focused. Overall today, Devine was 20-3 in these matches (7th grade 14-0, 8th grade 6-2). After resting on Spring Break, the Colts and Fillys will resume action and play at the District Tournament on March 25.”
By Marly Davis