Spring Break got off to a nice start for the Tigers tennis team.
The Tigers served and volleyed their way to the Corsicana Spring Break Slam championship in their tournament Friday, a crown jewel on what's been a highly successful spring season for coach Chad White's team.
The Tigers have improved with each match they played, White said. They took third in the Mertz Invitational two weeks ago and parlayed that into a successful run in Belton last week.
"What a great day for Tiger tennis," White said. "We have had a great spring season so far. Our players have been doing a great job in practice and growing as a team. I'm very proud of their accomplishments (Friday)."
The No. 1 girls doubles team of Kayla Parker and Casey Harrison won their second tournament in a row this week.
Freshmen Jonathan Castan and Brandon Levenson played in their first tournament final in doubles.
"That was a big accomplishment for freshmen," White said. "They played some strong senior boys from Jacksonville in the finals."
Senior Iris Romero, who ranks No. 1 in her senior class academically, made her first girls singles final after defeating the No. 2 seed in the tournament.
Neal Ewing took third in No. 1 singles, continuing what White called a great spring for the senior.
Sophomores Alyssa Moore and Madeleine Jacobson took third place in doubles. White said the duo is getting better with every tournament.
Freshman Hunter Easley made the semifinals before falling to the No. 1 seed and Ewing in his final two matches.
Katie Miller, whom White called an athletic sophomore with lots of potential, finished in the consolation round as well as Thomas Truelove and Shane Bailey in doubles.
Freshmen Christian Minnear and Melany Betancourt earned consolation honors in mixed doubles.