Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, January 9, 2003
Netters get two shots at regionals in spring play
The difference between Class 4A and Class 3A tennis play will become
apparent for the Pecos Eagles starting next week, when the Eagles begin
the spring portion of their 2002-03 schedule in Monahans against the Loboes.
The Eagles will have two chances to advance to regional competition during
the spring, both as a team and in individual play. Pecos advanced to regionals
each of the past four seasons as a member of District 2-4A, but those matches
were played in the fall.
Pecos played a fall season against their new district rivals this year,
but in non-district matches. They split with Monahans, lost to Fort Stockton
and defeated Greenwood, the three other schools playing tennis in the district.
The district matches will be this month, when the Eagles face the Loboes,
then host Fort Stockton and Midland Greenwood to determine the regional
Regionals themselves won't get underway until the end of February in
Levelland, and the Class 3A state tournament will be the following weekend.
After that, the season continues, with tournaments in Monahans and Fort
Stockton, before Pecos goes back to Monahans for the District 4-3A Tournament
on April 4-5. The top two finishers in each event there will qualify for
regionals later in the month.
Coach Mike Ortiz said going into the spring season, "I'll be without
one of my girls (Natalia Ornelas) who is still in basketball, and lost one
of my boys to grades."
After Tuesday's 4 p.m. match at Monahans, the Eagles will host Fort Stockton
on Jan. 25 and Midland Greenwood on Feb. 1 in their district team matches.
Pecos also has non-district matches scheduled against Lamesa and Brownfield
and host their own tournament in February.
Pecos Eagles Spring 2003 Tennis Schedule
14 (Tue.) _ at Monahans 4 p.m.
25 (Sat.) _ Fort Stockton 10 a.m.
1 (Sat.) _ Midland Greenwood 9:30 a.m.
8 (Sat.) _ vs. Lamesa & Brownfield
at Midland 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
14-15 (Fri.-Sat.) _ at Pecos Tourn. 8:30 a.m.
21-22 (Fri.-Sat.) _ at Ft. Stockton Tourn. 8 a.m.
27 (Fri.) _ Region I-3A Tour a Levelland TBA
1 (Sat.) _ Region I-3A Tour. a Levelland TBA
7-8 (Fri.-Sat.) Class 3A State Tournament TBA
21-22 (Fri.-Sat.) _ at Monahans Tourn. 8 a.m.
28-29 (Fri.-Sat.) _ at Ft. Stockton Tourn. 8 a.m.
4-5 (Fri.-Sat.) _ District Tour. at Monahans 8 a.m.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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