Borger Tennis Team claim District 1-3A title

On Thursday the Borger High School Tennis team took advantage of playing on their home courts to win the 1-3A district championship by defeating Pampa, Perryton, and Dalhart. Winning, and finishing the spring season undefeated, was the mixed doubles team of Josh Madden and Abbie Madden. After receiving a bye and cruising in their second round match 6-0, 6-0, the match between Madden and Madden vs Silva and Gage of Pampa was touted to be a very tough match up, but in the end the strength of the brother-sister duo was too much, with the Maddens winning 6-2,6-4. Also in Mixed Doubles, the team of Alex Clendenin and Lindsey Harmon finshed in fourth.In an all Borger final, the Girls’ Doubles team of Clara Saenz and Lindsey Murley defeated DeAnne Myers and Casandra Fonseca for first place, and both teams qualified for the regional tournament. In the Boys’ Doubles, Cameron DeRouen and David Buchannan placed second to Carbo and Nelson of Pampa, while the team of Oliver Holmes and Alix Whitworth placed fourth. In Boys’ Singles, John Scott placed second on Thursday and will be playing Weissel from Perryton in a playback match for the final regional qualifying spot.  At the junior varsity level, the Borger squad easily won the district championship. Winning the Girls’ Singles title was Soozee Kim and second place went to Rebecca Benz. Both are from Borger. In Girls’ Doubles, Borger dominated the district, claiming the top four places. Winning first was the team of Whitney Fleetwood and Britt Snipes, second place went to Cecilia Mendez and Lucy Ramos, third went to Karla Alonso and Jessica Gonzalez and fourth went to Candace Fonseca and Vivi Hernandez. In the Boys’ Doubles, the team of Caleb Berry and Will Ratchford placed third, while in Mixed Doubles Carlos Montoya and Logan Harmon placed second with Johnathan Butler and Allison Mercer coming in third.The regional qualifiers from the team will travel to Lubbock to compete in the Regional Tournament on April 20.