AUSTIN — Argyle seniors Maddie Schorlemmer and Lacy Blake suffered a bit of a scare in their Class 3A girls doubles quarterfinal match Monday at the UIL state tennis tournament.
The undefeated team from Argyle, which entered the state tournament having lost only one set all season, dropped the opening set of its first-round match against Vernon’s Maggie Kennon and Emily Draughon.
But the Argyle duo showed why they are one of the favorites to win the state championship when they reeled off wins in the final two sets for a 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-2 victory.
Schorlemmer and Blake, who are both enjoying their fourth trip to the state tournament and have career-best finishes of third place, have now guaranteed themselves at least a second-place finish as they rolled through their semifinal match against Hondo’s Ellen Gilliam and Molly Coyne with a 6-0, 6-0 victory.
They will play their final high school match at 10:15 a.m. today, when they square off against fellow favorites Shelby Corn and Whitney Frazier of Abilene Wylie. Corn and Frazier advanced to the final after defeating the Lovejoy duo of Anna Reyna and Anna Dickens 6-2, 6-4. Reyna and Dickens were the only team to win a set off of Schorlemmer and Blake prior to Monday.
Meanwhile, in the Class 2A mixed doubles final, Krum’s McKenna Barber and Christopher Atterberry will take on Ingram Moore’s Ali Sherriff and Tyler Moore at 9 a.m. today.
Barber and Atterberry defeated Tuscola Jim Ned’s Sarah Crawford and Taylor Abercrombie 6-0, 7-6 (3) in the first round before defeating White Oak’s Donald Griffin and Shelby Stillwell 1-6, 7-5, 6-4.
In other Class 2A action, Krum’s boys doubles team of Zach Ripple and Tyler Sargent lost 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in their first-round match to White Oak’s Tyler Keel and Collin McMullen.