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After suffering a tough 10-9 loss against Pecos on the first day of action, Sweetwater High School came back to earn a fifth-place finish at the TTCA regional team tennis tournament. SHS dominated Midland Greenwood 10-1 before defeating Levelland 13-6 to win fifth place.
Joe Lopez, Brandon Ellison, Javier Solano, Dugan Thompson, Heidi Taylor, Addisyn Cleckler and Kristen Casto won in singles against Pecos while Ellison-Lopez and Chris Hernandez-Madison Meneses won in doubles.Hernandez-Meneses also won 8-5 against Greenwood, while Thompson and Jenny Ordway won 8-0 in No. 1 girls doubles and Taylor-Cleckler won 8-1 in No. 2 girls doubles. Austin Coth-erman-Michael Foust (8-2), Ellison-Lopez (8-4) and Solano-Stephen Shipp (8-4) all won their matches in boys doubles and Foust, Lopez, Thompson, Meneses and Cleckler were all winners in singles.
Hernandez, Foust, Elli-son, Lopez, Solano, Ordway, Thompson, Taylor, Meneses and Casto won their singles matches against Levelland. Hernandez-Meneses also won in mixed doubles while in girls doubles, Ordway-Thompson beat Levellandâ€™s No. 1 team 8-1 and Taylor-Meneses also won their doubles match 8-6. â€śI am very pleased with how hard we fought back and played against the final two teams,â€ť said coach Shella Arnwine. â€śWe knew what we had to do and we did it. We have worked hard all year and ended the team tennis season on a good note.â€ť