Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mustangs vs. Mustangs

Yes, onlookers during the Class 5A state championship boys double tennis match in Austin on April 30 could be forgiven for “seeing double” during one final state match up.

Memorial High School’s boys doubles tennis pair Grant Reichmann and William Jou faced opponents they knew really well – Memorial High teammates Thomas Pecor and Christian Vieira.

“We had to treat it like they were someone that we didn’t know. But at the same time, we couldn’t be overconfident because we knew who we were playing,” Grant Reichmann told a Houston Chronicle news reporter in Austin.

Reichmann and Jou won the state Class 5A title 6-2, 6-4 against their teammates at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center during the state finals. In all, nine Memorial High tennis players travelled to the University of Texas at Austin for the state tennis tournament after winning at the 5A Region III Tennis Finals.

The Mustangs dominated the regional tournament by winning four out of five championships. Separately, the Stratford High Spartans qualified six athletes for the state tourney after a record performance at the 4A Region III Regional Tennis Tournament.

In Austin, the 4A state finals were also held April 29-30. Regional champions and state qualifiers from these two high schools include: 

Memorial Boys Singles: Dane Esses – Regional Champion/State Qualifier Tadhg Collins – 3rd Place/ State 1st Alternate

Memorial Boys Doubles: Thomas Pecor and Christian Vieira – State Winners/Regional Champions Grant Riechmann and William Jou – Regional Finalist/ State Runners-up

Memorial Girls Doubles: Nava and Nousha Nowamooz – Regional Champions/State Qualifiers 

Memorial Mixed Doubles: Katie Davis and Ciro Lampasas – Regional Champions/State Qualifiers Memorial High’s tennis coach is Bud Booth.

Stratford Boys Singles: Cameron Long – Regional Champion/State Qualifier 

Stratford Boys Doubles:  Thomas Leyden & Nicholas Butler – Regional Champions/State Qualifiers

Stratford Mixed Doubles:  Josh Holloway & Kaylin Kruseman – Regional Champions/State Qualifiers

Stratford High’s tennis coach is Rory Frazee.


Post a Comment

Do you have feedback? Tell us.