SHS netters at district

Sweetwater High School’s tennis players competed at their District 5-3A tourna-ment in Big Spring this past Thursday and Friday, but none will advance to the regional tournament at Lubbock. Results follow:BOYS SINGLESStephen Shipp lost to Logan Tabor of Snyder 4-6, 3-6.BOYS DOUBLESMichael Foust-Austin Coth-erman beat Snyder 6-3, 6-0; lost to Brownwood 4-6, 3-6 in the quarterfinals; Javier Solano-Isaiah Hernandez lost to Velasques-Yruegas 2-6, 0-6 in the quarterfinals.GIRLS SINGLESDugan Thompson lost to Reba Smith of Big Spring 4-6, 1-6 (Thompson had previously defeated Smith at Snyder tournament).GIRLS DOUBLESHeidi Taylor-Kristen Casto lost to Chhuor-Harlan of Sny-der 3-6, 2-6.MIXED DOUBLESAddisyn Cleckler-Brandon Ellison beat Thompson-Alon-zo of Brownwood 4-6, 6-3, 6-3; lost to Big Spring 2-6, 2-6 in the quarterfinals; Chris Hernandez-Jenny Ordway had a first round bye, then defeated Brownwood 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the quarterfinals, but lost to Ueckert-Patel of Wylie after a tiebreaker set by scores of 6-4, 3-6, 4-6. Hernandez-Ordway then won third place at district with 6-3, 6-4 victory over Big Spring team.SHS coach Shella Arn-wine said she is certain that District 5-3A will compete well in Austin at the state tournament May 9-10. The top two at district advance to the regional tournament in Lubbock on April 20-21.“I am proud of each and every one of my kids,” she said. “Each kid has been playing and preparing for this district tournament since (last) August.“I could not have asked for a better group of kids that were willing to give so much of themselves on and off the court. I have really enjoyed coaching the Sweetwater tennis team.”