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Uvaldeans host Alice tomorrow in bi-district tennis

James Volz|Leader-News
Jack Brock makes a two-handed return on a shot back toward his opponent. Brock’s return shot took place during the boys’ number-one doubles match during a district dual-team match. Brock, his doubles partner Colton Gaston (not pictured), and the rest of the Uvalde High School team will host Alice in bi-district competition tomorrow.

The Uvalde High School tennis team will host the Alice Coyotes in bi-district tennis competition tomorrow afternoon.

Dual-team play between  UHS and Alice will get underway at 1 p.m. at the Terri Rambie Tennis Complex.

The Uvaldeans are the District 29-4A team tennis champions.

Alice is the fourth-place team from District 30-4A.

The winner of the Uvalde-Alice bi-district match will advance to play the winner between Port Isabel and Hidalgo Early College in Area action.

Coach Terri Rambie’s Coyotes and Lobos, 15-5 for the season, will enter competition tomorrow following dual-team action against San Antonio Marshall and Eagl ePass Winn yesterday, and dual-team play against Killeen Friday afternoon at the Rambie Complex.

“As we have continued through the season, our players have really been improving every day, which is what we want,” said Coach Rambie. “They have performed well and we just want to keep getting better.

“By playing Killeen, Marshall, and Winn, we hope to be ready to take on Alice Monday,” said Rambie. “We have had a pretty good season, thus far, and we look forward to more success.”

Results from those two matches and results from a Friday matchup between UHS and Killeen will be reported in next Thursday’s edition of the Uvalde Leader-News.

In dual-team play last Monday, the Uvaldeans blanked the Floresville Tigers and Jaguars, 19-0, at the Rambie Complex.

They won all six boys’ singles matches, six girls’ singles, three boys’ doubles matches, three girls’ doubles matches, and the mixed doubles match.

The Uvaldeans were dominant in most of the matches, but four went to a tie-breaker.

Winners in boys’ singles for UHS included Ty Gonzalez, Colton Gaston, Jack Brock, Jacob Flores, Hector Lopez, and Jonathon Garcia.

The winners in girls’ singles for Uvalde were Allison Goggans, Elizabeth Phillips, Hope Dube Reagan Dodson Joana Reyes, and Zoe Faust.

UHS winners in boys’ doubles included Jack Brock and Colton Gaston, Jacob Flores and Hector Lopez, and Jonathon Garcia and Armando Garcia.

In girls’ doubles, winners were Elizabeth Phillips and Hope Dube, Allison Goggans and Reagan Dodson, and Joana Reyes and Victoria Reyes.

Ty Gonzales and Michelle Miller teamed up to win in mixed doubles.

In other bi-district action featuring district teams, Hondo will place Kingsville, Devine will take on Corpus Christi Calallen, while Crystal City will take on District 30-4A champion Corpus Christi Tuloso-Midway.

UHS’s part of the regional bracket included T-M, Crystal City, and Raymondville.