Devine 4A Region IV Team Tennis Area champs

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Devine Team Tennis gets a close 10-8 win against a scrappy Port Isabel team at the HEB Tennis Center in Corpus Christi last Thursday, Oct 18th. The first six doubles matches were played on two covered courts, due to the early morning rain showers.
The Warhorses and Arabians got off to a great start, winning 5 of 7 doubles matches.
The competition began on the covered courts with #1 Warhorse doubles team, Ralph Rios/Jake Harrell beating Cobar/Mortera 6-4, 6-2. Arabians #1 doubles team, Scarlett Smith/Brooke Runyan then beat Young/Polsky 6-4, 7-5.
The #2, and #3 Warhorse doubles teams came away with 2 big wins. #2 doubles team Caeden Alvarez/Mason Zenon beat Trigos/Mociezuma 7-5, 6-4. The #3 doubles team Jacob Barron/Denton Zuercher also won in two sets against Salazar/Hancock 6-3, 6-3.
The #2 and #3 Arabian doubles teams were unable to come away with victories. #2 doubles team Laurel Spannagel/Bella Elias lost to Cadena/Guerrero in a tie breaker for the set. #3 doubles team lost to Stiers/Marra in 2 sets.
Preslee Quisenberry and Toby Ramos were able to play outside, also winning their mixed doubles match in two sets, 6-2, 6-1 giving Devine a 5-2 lead after doubles matches.
Arabians Brooke Runyan and Preslee Quisenberry won their singles matches in two quick sets.
Runyan beat M. Young 6-1,6-1. Quisenberry beat C. Polsky 6-0,6-1. Scarlett Smith, Bella Elias, Madi Mohr and JoJo Villanueva lost their singles matches. Elias had a very close and exciting comeback and almost won her match, after splitting sets and losing the tie breaker 7-10.
#1 Warhorse singles player Jake Harrell lost a tough match to R. Cobar, then #6 Brian Schaefer lost his match to D. Salazar. # 2 Warhorse singles player, Ralph Rios came away with a big win over S. Trigos, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1). #4 Warhorse Caeden Alvarez also had an impressive win over J. Mortera, splitting sets, 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, then winning the tie breaker 10-6.
At this point Devine was up 9-8, with 2 Warhorse singles yet to finish. Then the rain came back forcing the match play back under the covered courts. Both Toby Ramos and Mason Zenon were in the middle of their matches when they were relocated inside.
# 3 Warhorse Toby Ramos was able to get the 10th win in for Devine. He also split sets, 7-5, 0-6, and then won the tie breaker, 10-7. #5 Warhorse Mason Zenon was winning his match against M. Valdez as well, but once Ramos’s match was over, he had to stop in order to let another school begin their Area competition.
“I’d like to extend my appreciation to Coach Quisenberry and the administration for allowing us to travel to Corpus the night before, get a good nights rest and avoid hazardous traveling conditions the morning of the competition. To the parents, you are the greatest! Always ready to help and support in any way possible. I am so very excited for the kids. They played hard and never gave up. Lots of hard work has paid off.” Coach Sostarich.
Regional Quarter finals are set for Tuesday, Oct 23rd against LaVernia, 1pm @ Anne Marie Tennis Center, Northside ISD. The winner will advance to the Regional Tournament on October 25-26th.