The Aledo netters beat Wichita Falls Rider Tuesday, November 3 in a close match posting a score of 10-8 to clench the Regional quarterfinals tournament and advance to the semifinals.
In boys’ doubles the team of Jax Joiner/Hogan Posey were the only boys’ victory ending in a super tiebreaker with scores of (1-6)(6-3)10-3. The girls’ doubles won two out of three matches with the winning teams of Georgia Posey/Allie Farmer (6-0)(6-2) and Cambell Charrier/Paige Federman (6-2)(6-0). Mixed Doubles Ian Leslie/Katie Siddons crushed their opponents (6-0)(6-0) which brought Aledo to a 4-2 lead going into singles play.
All the RacquetCats needed were six more wins to put the tournament away into the win column and they came out strong doing just that. Girl’s singles wins went to Maddie Farmer (6-1)(6-1), Cambell Charrier (6-1)(6-0), Georgia Posey (6-2)(6-1), Allie Farmer (6-0)(6-1). Lyla Edwards was up (6-3)(5-3) before the tournament was called. In Boy’s singles Jax Joiner won (6-1)(6-3). One more win is all they needed and that came from Ian Leslie (6-4)(6-3).
Coach Long had this to say about her team and her new role as Head Coach this year, “It’s an absolute blessing to get to work with these kids this year. I’m so proud of the effort they have put in, and despite some uncontrollable setbacks, they continue to dig deep and show true heart out there. That’s what Aledo is all about. I’m grateful for the journey we’ve had so far this season.” Aledo will face Amarillo High on Friday, November 6 at Vernon High School in the Regional semi-finals.
Back Row L-R: Coach McCoy,Hogan Posey,Jax Joiner, Ian Leslie,Michael Birdwell,Craig Mason,Wade Williams,Scott Mason,Ben Farmer,Zane Martin
Front Row L-R: Coach Long,Payton Bierle, Lyla Edwards, Cambell Charrier, Katie Siddons, Paige Federman, Georgia Posey,Allie Farmer, Maddie Farmer