Fall tennis is more of a team sport – schools win or lose on team scores – and as a team, The Woodlands punched its ticket to the Class 6A Region II Championships Friday after defeating Rockwall Heath 19-0 in the UIL Class 6A area round, followed by a 12-4 win over Longview in the semifinals.
The Woodlands is headed to the regional tournament for the 11th straight year and College Park will be the other representative out of the area tournament. The Highlanders will be the top seed after they defeated the Cavaliers back in September during district play.
The Highlanders won two girls doubles matches with Longview. Michaela Csikos and Avery Hilbig won in the No. 2 match while Lauren Cole and Natalia Castellanos won the No. 3 flight. Continue reading “Team Tennis: The Woodlands & College Park advanced to the 2016 Class 6A Region II Championships.”
The Woodlands Highlander’s tennis team opened up the season with a hard fought 12-6 non-district win over Kingwood HS Wednesday afternoon at the The Woodlands Tennis Courts. The highlanders will go to Klein on Friday. click here for photos
The Rotary Club of Humble presented Shakuri Robinson with the “Leader of Tomorrow” award at the regular luncheon meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 27.
Shakuri is a Junior at Summer Creek High School where she participates in Color Guard Drill, rock climbing, art for Army JROTC. She also plays tennis. click here for complete story
Football season is in the thick of a chase for the playoffs and volleyball’s regular season has almost wrapped up with only two UIL dates remaining, but Team Tennis got some attention this week.
The team tennis playoffs also started Friday Oct. 16 with the Bi-District Area Round of competition:
Bi-District Area Playoffs Quarterfinals
The Woodlands, College Park and Oak Ridge were joined by Kingwood in the area team tennis playoffs, with the District 16-6A representatives facing schools from 15-6A. The matches were set for the Woodlands area beginning at 3:30pm Friday with district champion The Woodlands hosting Klein Collins. The Woodlands defeated Klein Collins 18-1. College Park hosted Klein Oak on College Park’s courts. College Park defeated Klein Oak 10-0. Oak Ridge traveled to the hosting 15-6A champion Klein and was eliminated from the playoffs.
Bi-District Area Playoffs Semifinals
On Tuesday Oct. 20 The Woodlands easily defeated Kingwood 18-1 and advance to the Bi Area playoffs finals. On Wednesday Oct. 21, College Park traveled to district 15-6A champion Klein and won convincingly 10-4
Bi-District Area Championship
Since the top two teams in the Bi-District Area playoffs advance to the Regional Tournament, The Highlanders & Cavaliers will play the area finals on Friday with only regional tournament seeding on the line.
Conference 6A – Region II Tournament
Play will be held Thursday Oct. 29 – Friday Oct. 30 in Mansfield Texas with the winner advancing to the UIL state tournament at Texas A&M’s Mitchell Tennis Center on Nov. 11-12. It will be an expanded state meet this year with Class 4A joining 5A and 6A in separate competitions. In past seasons, 4A has played team tennis in the spring and as a nonsanctioned event.
Since May, Wilson has been hard at work creating 98,000 balls for this year’s US Open in their factories near Bangkok. Each ball goes through 24 production steps from start to finish before being sent out to the tournament in New York. Here’s how it’s done. click here for complete story