Tennis: District 5-4A tournaments begin today

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Guyer coach Ron Rogers talks with doubles players Megan Poe, left, and Alex Rodriguez during practice recently.

The District 5-4A tournaments will be held today and Thursday at TCU’s Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center in Fort Worth.

The top two finishers in each of the five events will advance to the regional tournament April 15-16 at Abilene’s Rose Park Tennis Center, where they will battle for state tournament berths.

Denton and Guyer will be well-represented at the district tournament and will be up against tennis powers Trophy Club Nelson, Wichita Falls and Wichita Falls Rider.

Each event has six seeded players or teams. The first three rounds will be completed today, with the finals and third-place matches set for Thursday.

The Wildcats have entries atop the boys and girls doubles brackets, while the Broncos look strong in singles.

Guyer’s Kolos Urbanyi and Parker Metcalf are the top-seeded boys doubles team and will open the tournament against Azle. They are equaled in the girls bracket by their teammates Megan Poe and Alex Rodriguez, who are the top-seeded girls team and were set to open a Lake Dallas duo that withdrew from the tournament. Poe and Rodriguez will get a bye and face the winner of a first-round match between Nelson and Fort Worth Brewer.

In boys singles, Denton’s Alex Clerihew is the second seed and will open against Guyer’s Cole O’Niell. The winner of that match will face Azle’s Henrick Osten or Lake Dallas’ Noah Hernando in the second round.

In girls singles, Denton has two seeded players in No. 3 Rebecca Fu and No. 4 Marla Rayo, who will open play against Guyer’s Catalina Aloman.

In the mixed doubles bracket, the Wildcats have the fourth-seeded team in Jamie Reinauer and Katie Wayles. They will open tournament play against Brewer.

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