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Marble Falls tennis holding dedication ceremony for Herrington center

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF

MARBLE FALLS — Community members are invited to a dedication ceremony of the Charlie and Nancy Herrington Tennis Center at Marble Falls High School at 3 p.m. Sept. 2.

Then, at 4 p.m. the Mustangs play Fredericksburg, just the way the Herringtons want, head coach Jeff Savage said. 

The Herringtons helped turn Marble Falls High School into a powerhouse during the 1980s. Nancy Herrington was a tennis coach at Marble Falls Junior High, while her husband, Charlie Herrington, gave private lessons to many of the players. He died March 26.

Citizens addressed board members of the Marble Falls Independent School District during the regular meeting April 21, asking members to approve the name change. It was unanimously approved without discussion.

The Mustangs already started the team tennis season Aug 21-22, defeating San Marcos 10-1 but lost to Midland Lee 7-10, College Station 4-10 and Austin Weslake 0-10.

“I’m really proud of the way the team fought,” Savage said. “(Each athlete) played eight matches in two days near 100-degree weather. That shows grit; that’s what we need to build on.”

The 16-team tournament was spread to courts at Fredericksburg, Kerrville Tivy and Boerne high schools, which was one of the reasons Savage wanted the Mustangs to play. In addition to the amount of court time, they faced several quality opponents and had to drive a good distance to get to the sites.

“It’s designed to give schools a chance to hit a lot of tennis balls,” he said.

Most of the teams had two athletes who played only singles or only doubles. Marble Falls does not have that luxury yet. So Savage was interested in seeing if his Mustangs would give into fatigue.

“To see the way they fought through that last round, that’s a great asset to have,” the coach said.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

WESTLAKE RESULTS: Boys singles — Jared Edwards lost 0-6, 0-6; Liam Baskin lost 0-6, 0-6; Noah Guillen lost 1-6, 0-6; Kameron Wright lost 0-6, 0-6; Josh Vasquez lost 2-6, 3-6; Colby Orton lost 0-6, 0-6; boys doubles – L. Baskin/Guillen lost 0-6, 0-6; Edwards/ Wright lost 0-6, 0-6; Orton/Vasquez lost 0-6, 2-6; girls singles — Madison Dyer lost 1-6, 0-6; Tess Cryer lost 0-6, 0-6; Kaylin Zavala lost 0-6, 1-6; AnneClaire McCannon lost 0-6, 0-6; McKenzey Fox lost 1-6, 2-6; girls doubles – Dyer/McCannon lost 0-6, 1-6; Cryer/Zavala lost 0-6, 0-6; Fox/Otwell lost 3-6, 4-6; mixed doubles — T. Baskin/Lang lost 1-6, 2-6

MIDLAND LEE RESULTS: Boys singles — Jared Edwards lost; Liam Baskin lost; Noah Guillen lost 2-6, 3-6; Colby Orton lost 0-6, 1-6; Kameron Wright won 3-6, 6-4, 10-6; Josh Vasquez won 7-6;

boys doubles – L. Baskin/Guillen lost 2-6, 4-6; Edwards/ Wright lost 3-6, 4-6; Orton/Vasquez lost 2-6, 3-6; girls singles — Madison Dyer won 2-6, 1-6; Tess Cryer lost 2-6, 0-6; Kaylin Zavala lost 7-5, 1-6, 8-10; AnneClaire McCannon lost 3-6, 7-5, 3-10; Afton Otwell won 6-0, 6-1; McKenzey Fox lost 6-0, 6-1; girls doubles – Dyer/McCannon won when opponent did not finish; Cryer/Zavala won 6-3, 6-1; Fox/Otwell lost 6-2, 6-4; mixed doubles — T. Baskin/Lang lost 4-6, 0-6

SAN MARCOS RESULTS: Boys singles — Jared Edwards won 6-0, 6-1; Josh Vasquez lost 6-2, 5-7, 10-6; boys doubles – Liam Baskin/Noah Guillen won 6-3, 7-5; Colby Orton/Kameron Wright won 3-6, 6-4, 10-2; girls singles — Madison Dyer won 6-0, 6-1; McKenzey Fox won; girls doubles – Dyer/Kaylin Zavala won 7-5, 6-1; Afton Otwell/AnneClaire McCannon won 6-1, 6-2; Fox/Terrell Baskin won 6-0, 6-0; mixed doubles — Edwards/Tess Cryer won 6-4, 7-5

COLLEGE STATION RESULTS: Boys singles — Jared Edwards lost 0-6, 3-6; Liam Baskin lost 2-6, 2-6; Noah Guillen lost 2-6, 1-6; Kameron Wright lost 1-6, 3-6; boys doubles – L. Baskin/Guillen lost 3-6, 2-6; Orton/Vasquez lost 2-6, 1-6; girls singles — Madison Dyer won 7-5, 6-2; girls doubles – Dyer/AnneClaire McCannon won 6-1, 6-2; Kaylin Zavala/Terrell Baskin lost 1-6, 3-6; McKenzeyFox/Afton Otwell won 7-6, 3-6, 7-3; mixed doubles — Edwards/Tess Cryer won 6-1, 6-3;

RECORDS: Marble Falls is 1-3

UP NEXT: Marble Falls vs. Fredericksburg at 4 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Charlie and Nancy Herrington Tennis Center at Marble Falls High School, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls.

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