Roo tennis

Courtesy/Weatherford ISD

From left, Weatherford’s Mitch Stephens and Aaron Hairston finished first in the boys’ doubles at last weekend’s Birdville Tournament.

Weatherford High School’s varsity tennis team came away with several top finishes at last weekend’s Birdville Tournament, as the Kangaroos and Lady Roos continue preparing for District 3-6A competition.

Head Coach Steven Quy said while the group’s competition has been tough through its first two tournaments of the spring season, that level of adversity should help Weatherford in the long run.

“We had a first-place finish in boys’ doubles from our newest player, Mitch Stephens, and Aaron Hairston, they somewhat easily got through their bracket,” Quy said.

“We also had a second-place finish in girls’ doubles from Sandi Brown and Hailey Toten. They narrowly lost in the finals, but we’re making good strides. Shelbi Ruthesell finished fifth in her division in girls’ singles. 

“I told them, this was the toughest tournament we’d probably play in this year.”

Looking ahead, the Kangaroos and Lady Roos will take part in a tri-team meet at home Thursday, before returning to tournament play at Denton Braswell next week.

Quy said continuing to figure out his players’ individual strengths stands as a major focus in the coming weeks.

“It’s that time of year where we’re just trying to find out who’s going to play where moving forward into district,” Quy said.

“We try to look at what other teams in our district are gonna be doing and then adjust to that. It’s a week by week thing where we do some scouting. 

“We’ve got a couple new players coming in, we’re trying to figure out their strengths and match them up with our strengths to determine how we can get the farthest in district and hopefully regionals.”

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