Meet - April 26, 2021 - Regional
Two Walnut Springs Hornets advanced to the Region 3 tennis tournament in Whitney on April 26. Senior Abraham Lares easily defeated his first round opponent from Nocona Prairie Valley 6-0 6-1. Lares caught the number 1 seed in the second round and played extremely well against a young man from Dodd City. Lares fell 6-3 and 6-4 to bring an end to a great year for the graduating Hornet athlete. Lares had also played football and basketball and had received All-District honors at the end of both seasons.
Freshman, Brenden Shuemake drew the number 3 seed in the tournament in the first round and fell to the Gustine athlete 6-0 6-1. Shuemake started the year planning to play as a boy's double but advanced as a singles player instead. He made great strides all year long and should be one of the more competitive players in District 20 as a sophomore. Shuemake is also an all-around athlete as he also competes in football and basketball as well.
Meet - April 13, 2021 - District
The Walnut Springs Hornet tennis teams did very well at the district tournament in Whitney on Tuesday, April 13. The girls doubles team made up of Bela Oldham and Cassie Stanley finished in third place dropping matches to the Kopperl girls in sets of 6-2 and 6-0. They then fell to the Iredell team in sets of 6-3 and 6-1.
The two boys singles won first and second and brought home the district championship plaque. Abraham Lares defeated teammate, Brenden Shuemake, by a score of 6-2 and 6-0 to win first place and advance to regional competition. Lares had drawn a bye in the first round of competition.
Shuemake, a freshman, in his first match ever, defeated an Iredell Dragon 6-0 and 6-1 to earn the spot to play his teammate for first place. Shuemake will also advance to regional competition in Whitney later in April.
Congratulations to the Hornet boys and Lady Hornets for representing the school and the community with their efforts.
Meet - March 25, 2021
The high school tennis team traveled to Waco for a tournament on Thusday, March 25. The girl's double team that finished in second place last week lost in straight sets to the girls from Martins Mill and Bruceville Eddy. Bela Oldham and Cassie Stanley make up the team.
Cody Snyder lost in straight sets to singles players from Rock Springs and Reisel.
Senior, Abraham Lares finished in third place for the second time defeating a young man from WTR and then losing to a player from Hillsboro. This was the same player that defeated him in the previous tournament. Abraham lost 6-3 in the first tournament but took the 3A athlete to 5 games to 6 today.
Lares then defeated a player from Rock Springs 6-1 to finish in 3rd place.
The district tournament will be held in Whitney on April 12 and 13.
Meet - March 11, 2021
On Thursday, March 11th, 4 Hornet tennis players traveled to Waco for the first tennis tournament of the year. Senior, Abraham Lares won third place in the tournament after defeating an opponent from Iredell to move to the winners' bracket. He then lost to a player from Hillsboro before defeating another Hornet, sophomore Cody Snyder for 3rd place. Cody also moved to the winners' side of the bracket by defeating an Iredell player.
The girl's doubles team of Bela Oldham and Cassie Stanley won 2nd place in the tournament by winning three matches against opponents from Itasca and Hillsboro. They met another team from Itasca in the finals and led 4 games to 1 before eventually falling behind and being defeated 6-5.
These same four Hornets will return to Waco for a tournament on March 25 and will then compete in the district tournament on April 11 and 12 in Whitney.