BMS scores at practice
The seventh and eighth grade tennis teams from Brundrett Middle School played a practice tournament on Friday, April 18, in Alice.
It was a warm-up to the district tournament that will be held Monday, May 5, also in Alice.
"I was really impressed with how well they did for their first tournament. We had a lot of kids who placed. They knew how to keep score and where to be on the court much better than most of the kids from other schools. I was very proud of the way they played," said Coach Piper Boies.
"It was a good preview of what we will see at district in a few weeks. I think we have an excellent shot of taking home quite a few first places," she added.
Nikki Samudio won first in seventh grade girls singles. She opened with a bye, then defeated Victoria Posada of Bruni, 8-3. She went on to play Bella Flake, also of Port Aransas, winning 8-3.
Flake, who took second, opened with an 8-7 (7-5) win over Amanda Cruz of Ben Bolt. She went on to defeat Alicia Smallwood of Port Aransas, 8-0.
Smallwood then played for third place and was defeated 8-2 by Bruni's Posada.
John Amundsen and Cameron Martin took second place in seventh grade boys doubles by defeating C. Payne and L. Moses of Woodsboro, 8-6, then losing to Henderson/Starr of Woodsboro, 8-4.
Andrew Hardegree and Conner Collins (filling in for Michael Safford after the first round) took third place with an 8-5 win over S. Arredondo and F. Razo of Ben Bolt.
Jessica Borden and Gabi Martinez of Port Aransas opened with a win over C. Rodiguez and A. Anderson of Ben Bolt, 8-7 (10-8). They went on to defeat R. Bustamante and K. Cruz of Bruni.
Megan Forest and Tiffany High of Port Aransas fell to Bruni's Bustamante and Cruz, 8-4.
In seventh grade mixed doubles, Seth Hyatt and Michelle Arnold of Port Aransas opened with a bye, then fell to the Ben Bolt team of R. Munoz/ Rios, 8-1.
In eighth grade action, Lawrence Gilbreath of Port Aransas opened with a loss to Gabriel Ramirez of Ben Bolt, 8-0.
Port Aransas' other entry in boys singles was Conner Collins, who fell to Joe Zuniga of Ben Bolt, 8-1.
In eighth grade boys doubles, Matt Fries and Chris Eggleston opened with a bye, then were stopped short by V. Barrera and A. Alaniz of Ben Bolt, 8-1. Barrera and Alaniz went on to win first place.
On the lower half of that bracket, Trit Lewis and Ely Bennett of Port Aransas were cut off by E. Alfaro and S. Garza of Bruni, 8-0. Alfaro and Garza took second place overall.
Port Aransas' Brittany Trepanier opened with a bye, then fell to Raquel Fuentes of Ben Bolt, 8-0, in eighth grade girls singles.
In eighth grade girls doubles, Emily Kelin and Samantha Richardson of Port Aransas fell to A. Longoria, R. Torres of Ben Bolt, 8-2.
In the lower portion of that bracket, Gynova Samples and Meagan Hardegree of Port Aransas went to the finals, losing to Longoria/Torres, 8-6.