The San Saba Tennis Team had a very busy weekend on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13. On Friday February 12 the tennis team traveled to Llano to play in the Llano Invitational Tennis Tournament. On Saturday February 13th the tennis team played Killeen Ellison and Copperas Cove. In the Llano Tournament the tennis team came in second place as a team behind Faith Academy on Marble Falls. There were eight teams at the tournament, Faith Academy, San Saba, Fredericksburg, Lago Vista, Liberty Hill, Llano, Leander Rouse, and Leander Vandegrift. Tayler Hibler came in second place in Girls Singles, losing in the finals to Sarah Thomas from Faith Academy, 2-6, 7-6, 10-2. Kobe Cisneroz and Diego Gonzales came in second place in Boys Doubles losing in the finals to Johnson and Bland of Faith Academy 6-3, 6-4. In Boys Singles Marshall McIntosh and Kolton Haverland will play each other for third and fourth place sometime this week. They did not have time to play the match on Friday as we needed to get Marshall off so he could film the girls varsity basketball game Friday night.
On Saturday February 13, the Armadillos played Killeen Ellison at Ellison High School at 9:00 a.m. San Saba lost to Ellison 14 to 5. We were able to win 3 of the 4 number one positions. Tayler Hibler defeated Ellison’s number one player 6-0, 6-3. Tayler and Lauren Dawson defeated Ellison’s number one doubles team 8-5. In boys doubles Kobe Cisneroz and Diego Gonzales defeated Ellison’s number one boys doubles team 8-6. On Saturday afternoon the Armadillos traveled to Copperas Cove and lost to Cove 14 to 5. San Saba won 2 of the 5 number one positions as Kobe Cisneroz and Diego Gonzales defeated Cove’s number one doubles team 9-7. Tayler Hibler and Diego Gonzales also defeated Cove’s number one mixed doubles team 8-4.
I thought our kids competed really well against two very good 5A teams in Ellison and Cove. Copperas Cove went to regionals this past fall in team tennis. Diego Gonzales went undefeated Saturday winning all 5 matches that he played. Players playing on Friday and Saturday were Tayler Hibler, Lauren Dawson, Brittany Moreno, Regan Hartranft, Kelli Cox, Heather Wilcox, Kobe Cisneroz, Diego Gonzales, Marshall McIntosh, Houston Casco, Josh Raiford, B.J. Harbour, Kolton Haverland, Jose Vega and Jonathan Ramirez.
San Saba will have some players playing in the Fredericksburg JV Tournament this week on Thursday, February 18 and on Friday, February 19 we will have several players playing in the Copperas Cove Tournament.
Match results of the Llano Tournament and dual matches with Killeen Ellison and Copperas Cove are as follows.
Quarterfinals: Tayler Hibler defeated Briana Fisher (Vandergift) 8-0
Semifinals: Tayler Hibler defeated Savannah Still (Faith Academy) 6-0,6-2.
Finals: Tayler Hibler lost to Sarah Thomas (Faith Academy) 2-6,7-6,10-2.
Round of 16: Kelli Cox – Lauren Dawson defeated Dobias-McCaleb (Liberty Hill) 8-3
Quarterfinals: Cox – Dawson lost to Dial-Rodriquez (Vandergrift) 8-0
Regan Hartranft-Brittany Moreno lost to Popov-Janak (Vandergrift) 8-3
Consolation quarterfinals: Hartranft-Moreno defeated Forrister-Chapman (Llano) 8-3
Consolation semifinals: Hartranft-Moreno lost to Shine-Krizan (Liberty Hill) 8-2.
Quarterfinals:Kolton Haverland defeated Daniel Aarons (Lago Vista) 8-3.
Marshall McIntosh defeated Keenan Lewis (Faith Academy) 8-2
Semifinals: Kolton Haverland lost to Erik Forrester (Llano) 7-6,6-3
Marshall McIntosh lost to John Stearns (Lago Vista) 6-4,6-0
3rd Place: Kolton Haverland vs Marshall McIntosh later in the week.
Quarterfinals: Kobe Cisneroz-Diego Gonzales defeated Michie-Michie (Faith Academy) 9-7
Houston Casco-B.J. Harbour lost to Johnson-Bland (Faith Academy) 8-0
Semifinals: Cisneroz-Gonzales defeated Coker-Hernandez (Llano) 6-2,7-5.
Consolation Semifinals: Casco-Harbour lost to Donahue-Perry (Lago Vista)
Finals: Cisneroz-Gonzales lost to Johnson- Bland (Faith Academy) 6-3,6-4.
Round 1. Heather Wilcox-Jonathan Ramirez lost to Schuetzeberg-Kristan (Liberty Hill) 8-6
Round 2. Wilcox-Ramirez lost to Stark-Bunting (Liberty Hill) 8-0
Round 3. Wilcox-Ramirez lost to Morh-Bauer (Fredericksburg) 8-5
San Saba 5 vs Killeen Ellison 14
1. Kobe Cisneroz lost to Yeachon Suh 6-2, 6-2
2. Diego Gonzales defeated Justin Petty 4-6, 6-3, 10-3
3. Marshall McIntosh lost to Andre Johnson 6-1, 6-2
4. Houston Casco lost to Zuch Young 6-2, 6-0
5. Josh Raiford lost to Ken Hairston 6-2, 6-2
6. B. J. Harbour lost to Min Shin 6-3, 6-2
7. Kolton Haverland defeated Maldonado 8-5
8. Jose Vega lost to Goyelo 8-5
1. Cisneroz-Gonzales defeated Petty-Suh 8-6
2. Casco-Raiford lost to Johnson-Young 8-4
3. McIntosh-Vega lost to Frederik-Hairston 8-4
4. Haverland-Harbour lost to Maldonado-Goyelo 8-4
1. Tayler Hibler defeated Emly Stebbins 6-0, 6-3
2. Lauren Dawson lost to Mel Bourne 6-3, 6-4
3. Brittany Moreno lost to Amanda Fouts 7-5, 7-5
4. Regan Hartranft defeated Gabby Billega 3-6, 7-6, 10-8
5. Kelli Cox lost to Harley Mingares 6-4, 6-1
6. Heather Wilcox lost to Alexas Portones 6-2, 6-2
1. Hibler-Dawson defeated Guevaral-Garcia 8-5
2. Moreno-Hartranft lost to Bourne-Fouts 8-1
3. Cox-Wilcox lost to Stebbins-Brienelv 8-1
San Saba 5 vs Copperas Cove 14
1. Kobe Cisneroz lost to Sterling Wright 6-4,6-3
2. Diego Gonzales defeated Alex Day 6-2, 4-6, 10-5
3. Marshall McIntosh lost to Wesley Watts 6-2, 6-3
4. Houston Casco defeated D. J. Foskey 6-3, 6-2
5. Josh Raiford lost to Cameron Wood 6-1, 2-6, 10-5
6. B. J. Harbour defeated Ryan Wakaburgashi 6-3, 6-3
7. Kolton Haverland lost to Austin Crowe-Byrd 6-2, 6-4
8. Jose Vega lost to Trevor Achmed 7-5, 6-4
1. Cisneroz-Gonzales defeated Day-Foskey 9-7
2. Casco-Raiford lost to Wood-Wright 8-1
3. McIntosh-Vega defeated Crowe-Bryd – Suomallen 8-4
4. Haverland-Harbour defeated Achmed-Wakaburgashi 8-6
1. Tayler Hibler lost to Malika Bembridge 6-3, 6-0
2. Lauren Dawson lost to Kara Dieter 6-2, 6-2
3. Brittany Moreno lost to Tiffany Luethnee 6-0, 6-1
4. Regan Hartranft lost to Marisa Pirear- 6-0, 6-0
5. Kelli Cox lost to Sharen White 6-0, 6-0
6. Heather Wilcox lost to Paola Dunez 6-0, 6-0
1. Hibler-Dawson lost to Bembridge-Dieter 6-2, 6-2
2. Moreno-Hartranft lost to Pirear- White 8-1
3. Cox-Wilcox lost to Dunez-Torrez 8-2
1. Hibler-Gonzales defeated Heidt-Watts 8-4