Tarrant County athletes would have drawn a complete blank at the 2013 UIL state tennis tournament had it not been for Saginaw’s Domonique Garley.
Garley was the lone Tarrant County tennis player to advance past the opening quarterfinal round Monday, winning her first match in 4A girls singles play 7-5, 6-1 over Tyler Duncum of Austin Vandegrift.
However, that’s where the tournament ended for area players. Garley fell Monday afternoon to Highland Park’s Elizabeth Porter 6-2, 7-5.
Also in the 4A tournament, Zan Rive of Fort Worth Arlington Heights lost his first-round match 6-2, 6-4 to McKinney North’s Jordan Hart.
In boys doubles, Aledo’s Ryan Howell and Rob Raines dropped their opener to Clay Patterson and Zach Williams of Georgetown 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, while Granbury’s Kate Bramlett and Elizabeth Morton lost their girls doubles match against Maddie Gordon and Elizabeth Burgos of Highland Park 6-3, 6-1.
Carroll star falls short
Coming off back-to-back silver- and bronze-medal years, Southlake Carroll junior Kelley Anderson suffered her most disappointing state tournament on Monday, dropping her first-round match in the 5A tournament to Austin Westlake’s Meredith Hopson 6-4, 6-3.
In boys doubles, the Carroll tandem of Eshan Dave and Collin Alexander fell to Travis Lenz and Raghunath Kadamangudi of Klein 6-4, 1-6, 6-1. The Carroll girls doubles team of Brittaney McCasin and Meredith Hope lost to Daniella Stillman and Caitlyn Resendiz of Harlingen South 6-4, 5-7, 6-4.
Brock drops openers
In the 2A state singles quarterfinals, Brock’s Dalton Boles was ousted by Hayden Smith of Hughes Springs 6-4, 4-6, 7-6, and in boys doubles, the pairing of Tyler Davis and Caleb Guyon was ousted by Wall’s Rhett Jones and Will Adams 6-4, 7-5.
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