— Special Contributor
BROCK — The District 9-2A tennis tournament was held at the courts of Brock High School on Tuesday and Wednesday, which included the three Parker County Class 2A schools. In varsity action, Brock won team titles in the boys and girls divisions.
Millsap took second in the girls’ division and Peaster’s boys team earned a second-place finish, as well.
At the junior varsity level, Peaster won the boys team championship, with Brock’s girls team winning the JV title.
First and second place varsity winners qualify for the Region II Tournament, which will be held at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, April 14 through 17.
Clayton Boles of Brock won first place in boys singles, with teammate Caleb Guyon taking second place. Peaster’s Reid Adams finished third.
Brock doubled up again in the mixed doubles draw, with Tyler Davis and Hana Folse winning first place and Brandon Neff and Bailey Nichols taking second. Millsap’s team of Nicholas Channer and Taylor Sefcik won third place.
Tobi Prater and Alex Rubio of Brock won the girls doubles competition, edging out Bayley Bradford and Hannah Myers of Peaster. Alex Grimm and Sheyenne Carter of Brock took third.
Fabulosa Palacios of Millsap claimed the girls singles title, with teammate Brittany Massey earning a third-place medal.
In boys doubles, Chase Ballard and Eric Siewert of Peaster took the gold, with Dylan Davis and Logan Moon earning second to give Millsap a one-two finish.
In the JV division, Garret Davis of Brock won second in boys singles and the Peaster duo of Cody Cook and Dathan Kemp won boys doubles. Jacob Remirez and Josh Hicks of Millsap took third.
Alondra Gamboa of Brock won the girls singles title and Bianca Robles of Millsap won third.
The Brock girls doubles team of Jordyn Porter and Jessica Marcus of Brock won first place and Anna Walker and Abygail Lowry of Millsap took second.
In mixed doubles, Macy Morgan and Garrett Gentry of Peaster took home the second-place medal.
Brock’s netters also recently completed its team tennis season with a second-place finish at the Team Tennis State Tournament, which is sanctioned by the Texas Tennis Coaches Association (TTCA).
The Eagles entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed, behind the top seeded team from Mason and second-seed Wall. Brock opened the tournament with a dominating 16-3 first-round win over Forsan. Advancing to the quarterfinals, Brock defeated East Bernard 10-6.
The Bernard match was more closely contested than the score indicated. Brock’s doubles teams built a 5-2 lead and the ebb and flow of the singles matches saw the Eagles needing Caleb Guyon’s and Alex Rubio’s ultimate wins to secure the final advantage and move to the semis.
In the semifinals, the Eagles met the Wall Hawks, winning again by a 10-6 count.
In doubles action, the Brock girls swept Wall’s duos aside, with wins by teams Prater-Folse, Rubio-Nichols and Grimm-Carter.
Brock was unable to pull out a win in boys and mixed doubles, but singles wins by Boles, Folse, Tobi Prater, and Nichols gave Brock a 7-4 advantage. Davis and Rubio also won, with senior Brandon Neff winning the finale, sending the Eagles to the state final against Mason.
The pair of evenly-matched teams sat at 7-7 after wins by Brock’s Prater-Folse and Neff-Boles doubles teams, and wins by Folse, Prater and Rubio in girls singles and Davis and Boles for the boys.
Only Daniel Harper managed another single’s win down the stretch as Mason prevailed, 11-8, but Brock continues to be a viable force in TTCA competition each year.