The District 29-4A champion Uvalde High School tennis teams is preparing for post-season play.
Coach Terri Rambie’s Coyotes and Lobos, 10-3 for the season, recently secured the district title with a dual-team win over Pearsall.
They eventually will play the number-four seeded team from District 30-4A, the Corpus Christi area district, later this month.
Their opponent, the date, and the site for the bi-district match have yet to be determined.
On Saturday, the Uvaldeans will take on a pair of tough opponents as they wind up their 2020 regular-season schedule.
At 9 a.m., they will host the Kerrville Tivy Antlers, while at 1:30 p.m., they will host the Devine Warhorses and Arabians.
Earlier this season, the Uvaldeans lost a narrow 11-8 decision against Devine.
“Devine has a good team. We hope to play a better overall match than we did against them back in late August,” said Coach Rambie.
Tivy is a long-time UHS tennis rival.
“Tivy always plays good tennis,” said Rambie. “Playing Tivy and Devine Saturday should help to prepare us for post-season competition. Playing matches against tough, quality opponents always helps to make your team physically and mentally stronger.”
Last Saturday, UHS lost a 13-6 dual-team decision against the Class 6A Del Rio Rams and Queens.
“We lost six out of eight super tie-breakers. That was the difference in the overall team match,” said Coach Rambie. “We will continue to keep working harder to get better.”
Uvalde won four boys’ singles matches, one boys’ doubles match, and the mixed doubles match.
Ty Gonzales won the number-one singles match, 6-2 and 6-2.
Colton Gaston claimed a 6-1 and 6-2 victory in the number-two match.
Jacob Flores topped his opponent, 6-3 and 6-1, in the number-three match, while Gilbert Garza won the number-four match by scores of 6-3 and 6-2.
Flores and Jonathon Garcia teamed to win the boys’ doubles number-two match, 6-3 and 6-2.
Ty Gonzales and Elizaria Hernandez won the mixed doubles match by scores of 6-1 and 6-3.