Madden and Whitworth advance to 3A State Tournament

On Thursday morning, the Borger Mixed Doubles Tennis Team of Abbie Madden and Alix Whitworth advanced to the 3A State Tennis Tournament by coming in second place in the 3A Region I Tournament in Lubbock.On Wednesday, the Borger duo won three matches to advance to Thursday’s title match.After an opening round win, Madden/Whitworth defeated Zevecke/Estes from Alvarado 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, then defeated Lujan/Ochoa from Monahans 6-2, 0-6, 6-3 in the semi-finals.In the finals, the Abilene Wylie team of Davis/Potts took the regional title by defeating Madden/Whitworth 6-1, 6-2. But the second place finish earned the Borger team a spot at the state tournament.This is the second year in a row Borger has sent a Mixed Doubles team to the state tournament. Abbie and her brother Josh Madden won the state title in 2011.The Borger Girls Doubles team of Casandra Fonseca and Lindsey Murley fell in the first round of the regional tournament.In the 1A Region I Tennis Tournament, the West Texas High sister duo of Abby Summers and Erin Summers won their opening match over Riggs/ Ritchie of Hedley 6-0, 6-1. But the Summers sisters lost their quarterfinal match to Romine/Mercedez 6-2, 6-0.The Texas High School State Tennis Tournament will take place April 30th-May 1st at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center in Austin.