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TEAM TENNIS: Nederland halted in 5A regionals again

One more round, and Nederland would have reached its highest round in its team tennis history.

Instead, Friendswood was dominant in doubles play and went on to a 10-2 win over Nederland on Tuesday in a UIL 5A Region III quarterfinal match at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu. Nederland hasn’t reached the regional quarterfinals since 1993.

Brandon Do earned a win for Nederland in the boys singles, beating Race Haas 6-0, 4-0 (default). Han Vo and Megan Do of Nederland teamed to up to win a girls doubles contest over Friendswood’s Gonzalez and McElwain 7-5, 6-2.

Other results:

Boys singles: Dadric Christensen, Friendswood, def. Tommy Hoang, 6-1, 5-1; Niah Smistad, Friendswood, def. Tereul Jimenez, 6-2, 6-2;

Boys doubles: Haas-Smistad, Friendswood, def. Do-Jimenez, 7-5, 6-4; Litzinger-Patel def. Hoang-Atterberry, 6-1, 6-3; Grewal-Anderson, Friendswood, def. Grice-Tran, 6-1;

Mixed doubles: Nina Gonzalez-Frank Lu, Friendswood, def. Saahir Dhanani-Laurel Marroquin, 6-1, 6-0;

Girls singles: Mia Gonzalez, Friendswood, def. Han Vo, 6-1, 6-2; Nina Gonzalez, Friendswood, def. Grace Rigby, 6-0, 6-0;

Girls doubles: Radtre-Mitchell, Friendswood, def. Wong-Rigby, 6-2, 6-0; Van-Mbibi, Friendswood, def. Gonzalez-Hardy, 6-1, 6-1.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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