The spring tennis season got into full swing for Glen Rose High School with two recent events, including the Iredell tournament where five Tigers earned medals — led by sophomore Harrison Hawkins winning a boys singles title.
“We’re looking fine,” said GRHS coach Gregger Yeager, whose teams completed their team tennis schedule in the fall. “We’ve got a lot of veteran players, and a lot of new ones too. This was a really good start for us.”
Hawkins won all four of his matches at Iredell last weekend, including an 8-1 victory in the final over an opponent from Thrall.
In girls doubles, GRHS sisters Sophie Bozarth, a senior, and Emma Bozarth, a junior, won three of their four matches. They fell in the doubles final to a team from THESA (Texas Home Educators Sports Association) out of Fort Worth, 8-3. In their semifinal match, the Bozarths trailed a duo from Dawson, 6-1, before battling back for an 8-6 triumph that put them in the title match.
In mixed doubles, senior Grace Morris and junior Briley Green earned third place. They won three of their four matches, including a 9-8 squeaker in the third-place contest when they won by an 8-6 margin in a tiebreaker.
In junior varsity mixed doubles in Iredell, freshmen Bailee Boyett and Carson Osborne took second place. They won two of three matches, but fell to a team from Hico, 6-0, in the championship match.
Prior to the Iredell tournament, the Tigers competed in the Rocket Invitational at Waco Robinson High School, although only six players entered.
Harrison Hawkins, competing in Division I boys singles, won his first match, 8-1, lost in the second round, then won three contests to capture the consolation title.
Scott Gossett won the Division III boys singles title. He had an opening-round bye before winning his next two matches, including a 9-7 decision in that final.
In Division II mixed doubles, Morris and Green won their first match but lost in the second round. They then won two matches to reach the consolation final before being eliminated, 8-1.
In Division I boys doubles, the Glen Rose team of Josue Guia and Austin Mullins were eliminated when they lost their first two matches.