Spartans finish season

Thursday, November 23, 2017

GONZALES — Gonzales High School girls tennis team completed the season by participating in the Mission Trail Athletic League Singles and Tournament on Nov. 1.

The Spartans took part in the tournament with two singles players and two doubles teams. Competing for Gonzales were: Athena Landeros and Bianca Sanchez (singles); and the doubles teams of Adilenne Ramirez and Valeria Reyes, and the team of Isabel Mendoza and Elizabeth Arreola.

Gonzales head coach Rene Mendez was pleased with the efforts of his players at the MTAL tournament in singles and doubles play.

“Athena Landeros was our number one player all year and this was her first year playing singles and she represented and player very well,” said Mendez. “She never backed down and unfortunately drew one of the best players in the first round. Bianca Sanchez was the only senior on the team and was really nervous in the first set but played significantly better in the second set. She was our most consistent player all year and ended her high school tennis career with her head held high knowing she had left it all on the court. Adilenne Ramirez and Valeria Reyes played really well. They had points almost every game and just could not quite break through. Both Isabel (Mendoza), and Elizabeth (Arreola), played two and three singles all year and improved tremendously, so we are really looking forward to next year.”

Mendez is optimistic that the Spartan tennis program can be a better team next year with the experience gained this season.