Mixed Doubles Section Crown For Cougar Tennis

Tennis team sections against Liberty
Ranch on Wednesday, May 1 saw the host Escalon Cougars defeat the visitors by a
final of 7-2.

In boys singles, number one seed Wyatt
McCune battled tough but fell by a 6-4, 1-6, 4-6 decision and at number two,
Chaz Cisneros took an 0-6, 3-6 defeat.

Girls singles number one Mya Beary won
over her opponent 6-0, 6-2 and number two Mikayla Schut was a 6-1, 6-1 winner.

All the doubles teams played to
victories for the Cougars on the afternoon.

They included boys doubles number one
Jack Fitzgerald and Eli Lattig 6-0, 6-0; number two Evan Shafter and Dylan
Criteser 6-4, 3-6, 7-6; girls doubles number one Elizabeth Shelley and Ella
Adams 6-2, 3-6, 6-2; number two Madelyn Page and Madison Faria 6-0, 6-4; and
mixed doubles Kara Kennedy and Trent Berchtold 6-2, 7-6.

The win put Escalon into the team
section semifinals, played on the road at Lindhurst on Monday, May 6, past
sports press time for The Times.

“On Thursday and Friday, May 2 and 3
this past week the individual section players Mya Beary, Mikayla Schut,
Elizabeth Shelley and Wyatt McCune got the chance to play and be the best of
the best,” said coach Jackey Blakeley.

Beary and Schut both qualified for
singles and played hard but came up short of the section title.

“Elizabeth Shelley and Wyatt McCune
played mixed doubles, and going undefeated in individual sections on Thursday
and Friday, they are our very own first place section champions!” Blakeley said
excitedly. “They have brought the title home. So very proud of all of my
players and blessed to have the team and support we had this year.”

A win Monday at the semifinals would put
Escalon – as a team – into the section championships on Wednesday, May 8.

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