Several locals landed all-district team tennis honors in both Districts 24-6A and 23-5A.
Clear Creek led the county entries in 24-6A with five first-team selections, including four on the boys’ side of the court.
The Wildcats’ Carter and Clark Crookston grabbed top honors in the No. 2 and 3 singles positions, respectively.
Clark Crookston was also a first-teamer in the No. 1 doubles with Michael Raji, as was Carter Crookston in the No. 2 slot with Griffin Baillargeon.
Also grabbing first-team recognition was teammate Clarissa Valcoviak at the No. 6 girls singles position.
“Clarissa was our only girl to go undefeated throughout district play,” Clear Creek head coach Derick Geise said. “I was extremely excited about how she took the challenge and made the leap this year.”
Joining the Wildcats on the first team were Clear Falls’ Reed Collier, No. 1 boys singles; Friendswood’s Alex Wachowicz, No. 5 boys singles; and Clear Springs’ Alyssa Lumanog and Natalie Osterlund, No. 3 girls doubles.
Meanwhile, second-teamers for the boys included Clear Creek’s Baillargeon, No. 4 singles; Clear Creek’s Brice Farine, No. 6 singles; Friendswood’s Natan Bondin and Wachowicz, No. 2 doubles; and Friendswood’s Kiertan Patel and Noah Smistad, and Clear Creek’s Thomas Orsak and Lucas Tronchin, No. 3 doubles.
Girls second-teamers were Friendswood’s Maura Mitchell, No. 2 singles; Clear Springs’ Sahar Elchehabi, No. 3 singles; Clear Falls’ Trinity Rust, No. 4 singles; Friendswood’s Faith Bias, No. 5 singles; Friendswood’s Mitchell and Quinn Radtke, No. 1 doubles; and Clear Springs’ Serafina Chancellor and Elchehabi, No. 2 doubles.
Also named to the second team was the Clear Springs mixed doubles tandem of Lane Alksne and Kaleigh Magnant.
Grabbing boys honorable mention were Clear Creek’s Raji, No. 1 singles; Friendswood’s Bondin, No. 3 singles; Friendswood’s Smistad, No. 4 singles; Clear Springs’ Kevin Larios, No. 5 singles; Friendswood’s Patel, No. 6 singles; and Clear Falls’ Collier and Ethan Espiritu, No. 1 doubles.
For the girls, honorable mention was awarded to Clear Springs’ Megan Chu, Dickinson’s Madison Christensen, Friendswood’s Radtke and Clear Creek’s Alejandra Lopez, No. 1 singles; Clear Springs’ Allison Ko, No. 2 singles; Friendswood’s Nina Gonzalez, No. 3 singles; Friendswood’s Emily King, No. 4 singles; Friendswood’s Alex Reyes, No. 6 singles.
Also, Clear Springs’ Chu and Ko, No. 1 doubles; Clear Creek’s Reagan Canales and Britney Fang, No. 2 doubles; and Friendswood’s Bias and Nicole Mbibi, No. 3 doubles.
Rounding out the 24-6A honorable mention team were the mixed doubles teams of Friendswood’s Gonzalez/Andrew Litzinger and Clear Creek’s Farine/Cindy Li.
“I am very happy for all of our Creek athletes nominated to all-district selections,” Geise said. “I am especially proud of my seniors (Clark Crookston, Fang, Li, Orsak and Raji) who put in four years of hard work in the Creek program. It was great to see them be honored one last time.”
Over in 23-5A, Ball High’s Antonio Corrales and Tyreese Washington were named to the boys’ first team, and boy teammates Noah Elzner and Storm Simonin received second-team honors.
“It was no surprise to me that the district coaches unanimously voted Tyreese first team, and after Tony’s undefeated season in singles, he certainly earned his place on first-team all-district,” Tors head coach Kim LeGate said.
Joining the Ball High foursome on the boys’ first team was Texas City’s Lane Alexander.
Selected to the honorable mention team were the Tors’ Mack Jobe (boys) and girl teammates Maya Leisey and Emily Sims, along with the Stings’ Daniel Gracia (boys) and Shelby Lipscomb (girls).