Tigers talk at tennis tourney

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Troup made a mark in the District 15-3A tennis tournament Thursday, April 5.

The Tigers won the team title and the Lady Tigers placed third. Collin Kubecka won the singles title and the duo of Shane Thomas and Logan Stone won the doubles championship.

The three advanced to the regional tournament that is slated for Wednesday and Thursday, April 18 and 19, at Tyler Junior College.

Kubecka defeated Ricky Arellano of Harmony to win the district singles title. Jacob Nelson defeated Cesar Arreola to capture third place.

In the doubles competition, Thomas and Stone upended Michael Taylor and Scottie Taylor of Sabine to win the doubles championship. Leo Arellano and Daniel Rendon of Harmony defeated teammates Carson Helpenstill and Zac Tollett for third place.

In mixed doubles competition, Troup’s Antony Santamaria and Audrey Hartley fell to Kobe Renfro and Bethani Roper in the title match. Santamaria and Hartley advanced to the regional tournament.

Troup’s Raul Moreno and Jayme Zavala defeated Alex Rodriguez and Ruby Torres of Sabine for third place honors in mixed doubles.

Also in doubles action, Troup’s Grace Waller and Madison Whitton fell to Josie Barrera and Savannah Johnson in the third place match.

Trinity Glasgow was fourth in singles competition.  

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