Devine Arabians are District Champs three years in a row. Lots of hard work paying off for these girls. The Warhorses were a close Runner-Up behind Hondo. Eight players will advance to the Regional Tournament, April 18-19 in Corpus Christi @ HEB Tennis Center. In tennis, only the top two in each event will advance to the regional tournament. Only the top two at regionals will advance to the state tournament in May.
Seniors in Mixed Doubles take Gold and Silver- Warhorses Toby Ramos and Arabian Preslee Quisenberry captured Mixed Doubles District Championship, and teammates Arabian Scarlett Smith and Warhorse Ralph Rios won 2nd in Mixed Doubles. Both teams have had an impressive season and district tournament. They have been dedicated players, leaders, encouragers and mentors to their teammates the entire year. This team will have big shoes to fill next year!
Warhorse Junior Jake Harrell won the Boys Singles District Championship. Harrell beat boys from Crystal City and Hondo in two quick matches. He then beat B.Bendele from Hondo in the championship match. Harrell only gave up 2 games in entire tournament.
Arabian Sophomore Brooke Runyan is the Girls Singles District Champion. Runyan beat girls from Pearsall, Crystal City and Hondo only allowing them to win 5 games. She beat C. Solis of Hondo in the championship match.
Arabian Girls Doubles duo Malvin Flores and Laurel Spannagel beat
Carrrizo Springs their first round. Then they were able to win an impressive semi-finals match against Hondo’s #2 team in three sets. Even though these girls battled hard, they lost to the very experienced Hondo’s team Jones/Gruber in the championship match, giving them 2nd place.
Warhorses Caeden Alvarez and Mason Zenon won 3rd place in Boys Doubles. They won their first match against Crystal City #2 , then fell short to Hondo’s #2 team in the semi-finals match. In the 3rd place match, they beat Crystal City #1 in a close tie-breaker in the third set, with the score of 10-8. Alvarez/Zenon medaled but will not be advancing to the Regional Tournament.
“I am very proud of this team’s dedication and hard work and many accomplishments. Almost all of them are in another sport, band, FCCLA, UIL, FFA and have to split their time with tennis. Most evenings we are on the courts till 8pm. All the while, struggling to complete classwork and keep their grades up. It’s a choice and I’m proud to be a part of their choice.” Coach Sostarich
“Thank you parents and family for supporting them, me, us….the team! You are the best!!! Thank you teachers, coaches, administrators and board members for all you do to support all that Devine ISD has to offer our kids.” Coach Sostarich
JV District Tennis
Gold: Kylee Saunders and Aidan Hildenbrand won 1st in Mixed Doubles at District beating two Hondo teams. Their championship match was won in a tie breaking.
Silver : Madi Mohr and JoJo Villanueva, JV Girls Doubles
Bronze: Karma Herring, JV Girls Singles