The Lindale Eagle Tennis Team competed in the Area Tennis Tournament in Corsicana on Friday Oct 18.
The Eagles lost to the District 15-4 A champions, Ennis, 10-7. Ennis finished in second place with a win over Nacogdoches 10-3 in the semifinals, and then a loss in the finals to District 16-4A champ Corsicana.
We competed very hard, but came up short. Considering how young this team is, we have 6 freshmen, and 3 sophomores, along with 7 others who are seniors and juniors. Over 50 percent is a lot for a varsity team in any sport. We were so close so many times this year, lost 10-9 to district opponents Nacogdoches and Whitehouse who finished 2nd and 3rd in district and 3rd and 4th at area. Then the 10-7 loss to Ennis was every close. We were up in the two matches that were left on the court when Ennis got to 10. We had several good performances in the match, but just could not pull it out.
To be as young as we are, we had a successful fall season returning to the playoffs after a one year absence from them.