GLEN ROSE – The annual Nick Conte Classic was held Friday, April 1 at the tennis courts located on the Glen Rose High School campus, in what head coach Gregger Yeager considered to be tune up before the district tournament.
Most of the pairs who played together during the one-day tournament to honor former Tiger and Lady Tiger head tennis coach Nick Conte, who was in attendance, will be the same pairs playing together during the April 6-7 11-3A tournament in Brock.
Freshman Harrison Hawkins continued his perfect streak at home. He won all three matches he played after an opening round bye en route to a Boys Singles title.
In Boys Doubles, Josue Guia and Austin Mullins won their opening round over a pair from Comanche, but fell in the second round to a duo from Stephenville handily, 8-1.
Girls Doubles saw the Bozarth duo, Sophie and Emma, finish in third place. The two won their opening rounds in dominating fashion – 8-0, 8-0 – over teams from Comanche and Palmer, but fell to a second group from Palmer in the semifinals. The Bozarths bounced back nicely in the third-place match.
Annie Bryant and Kansas Simmons also competed in Girls Doubles and split a pair of two close matches. In their first march, the Glen Rose twosome defeated two girls from Comanche 8-4, but fell in the quarterfinals, 8-6, in a nail bitter against Stephenville.
Mixed Doubles was highlighted by the consolation championship won by Briley Green and his playing partner, Emileigh Cantwell.
After a first round bye, the two were defeated 8-2 by the eventual champions from Comanche. They recovered to win their only two matches on the consolation side of the bracket for the title.
Brittany Rosentreter continued her solid play in Girls Singles by handily defeating girls from Palmer and Comanche in her first two rounds of the day. She dropped the semifinal game to a competitor from Hillsboro, but bounced back to win the third-place game.