The Granbury High tennis program has come a long way under coach Jeff Bramlett.
In their most recent matches, he saw where he hopes they will be some day.
The Pirates played two of the premier programs in Texas at Walnut Creek Country Club in Mansfield, losing by identical 12-7 scores to Ennis and Dumas.
“I’m proud of the kids. Those are respectable scores against two top-20 programs (in Texas),” said Bramlett.
“Both start their kids very young in good junior high programs.”
Bramlett said the Ennis School District has also purchased an indoor racquet club for the team.
“This provides year-round instruction for all ages,” he said.
Granbury (1-2) had opened the season with a 19-0 victory against Weatherford a few days earlier.
Several of the matches against Duman went to a third set, including a girls singles win by Alex Jenny and a diglrs doubles win by Jenny and Keelyn Taylor. Peter Mueller and Kolby West lost close, three-set matches in boys singles, including West falling 14-12 in the third set.
In girls doubles, Elizabeth Morton and Deanna Rupp also dropped a thrilling 10-8 third set.
Kate Bramlett of Granbury easily won both of her singles matches, as did Elizabeth Morton and Jenny. Bramlett also teamed with Morton, her doubles partner at state in the spring, to win 8-1 over Ennis.
The Granbury mixed doubles team of West and Katey Singer won both of their matches. Singer was likewise 2-0 in her singles contest.
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Ennis 12, Granbury 7
Eris Rivera, Ennis, defeated Joel Rodgers, Granbury, 6-1, 6-1; Chris Shorrock, Ennis, defeated Peter Mueller, Granbury, 6-0, 6-2; Trent Graham, Ennis, defeated Kolby West, Granbury, 6-2, 6-0; Nathan Chapman, Ennis, defeated Thomas Tigner, Granbury, 7-6, 7-5; Blair Graham, Ennis, defeated Bryten Otting, Granbury, 6-1, 6-1; Noah Slojacek, Ennis, defeated Trace Chiappe, Granbury, 6-1, 6-2.
Kate Bramlett, Granbury, defeated Joey Hull, Ennis, 6-1, 6-0; Elizabeth Morton, Granbury, defeated Annie Callegari, Ennis, 6-3, 6-2; Alex Jenny, Granbury, defeated Hannah Entral, Ennis, 6-1, 6-4; Bethany Spaniel, Ennis, defeated Keelyn Taylor, Granbury, 6-1, 6-2; Katey Singer, Granbury, defeated Neely Pierce, Ennis, 7-5, 6-2; Ashley Slovacek, Ennis, defeated Deanna Rupp, Granbury, 3-6, 6-3, 10-3.
C. Shorrock/Rivera, Ennis, defeated Rodgers/Mueller, Granbury, 8-4; Graham/Graham, Ennis, defeated Tigner/C.handler Chiappe, Granbury, 8-6; Leal/Chapman, Ennis, defeated T. Chiappe/Nick Sandelin, Granbury, 8-2.
Bramlett/Morton, Granbury, defeated Futral/Callegari, Ennis, 8-1; Hull/Pierce, Ennis, defeated Jenny/Taylor, Granbury, 9-8; Rupp/Cadence Chiappe, Granbury, defeated Slovacek/Herrera, Ennis, 9-8.
Singer/West, Granbury, defeated Spaniel/M. Shorrock, Ennis, 8-6.
Dumas 12, Granbury 7
Ben Turierez, Dumas, defeated Rodgers, Granbury, 6-2, 6-2; Dalton Dodson, Dumas, defeated Mueller, Granbury, 6-2, 2-6, 10-7; Fred Elamantes, Dumas, defeated West, Granbury, 6-2, 1-6, 14-12; Tigner, Granbury, defeated Zach Powell, Dumas, 7-5, 6-2; Nathan Villareal, Dumas, defeated T. Chiappe, Granbury, 6-4, 7-6; Daniel Stout, Dumas, defeated C. Chiappe, Granbury, 6-3, 6-1.
Bramlett, Granbury, defeated Joanna Corrales, Dumas, 7-6, 6-1; Morton, Granbury, defeated Delila Rosales, Dumas, 7-5, 6-0; Jenny, Granbury, defeated Naomi Gonzales, Dumas, 6-4, 4-6, 10-4; Singer, Granbury, defeated Gabby Machado, Dumas, 6-3, 6-4; Mansol Constancio, Dumas, defeated Taylor, Granbury, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6; Lizel Rangel, Dumas, defeated Rupp, Granbury, 6-3, 6-4.
Dodson/Talamentes, Dumas, defeated Mueller/Sandelin, Granbury, 6-2, 6-0; gutierez/Stout, Dumas, defeated Rodgers/T. Chiappe, Granbury, 6-1, 6-4; Powell/Villareal, Dumas, defeated Tigner/C. Chiappe, Granbury, 7-5, 7-6.
Corrales/Gonzales, Dumas, defeated Bramlett/Chiappe, Granbury, 7-5, 7-5; Machado/Rosales, Dumas, defeated Morton/Rupp, Granbury, 6-4, 2-6, 10-8; Jenny/Taylor, Granbury, defeated Constancio/Rangel, Dumas, 6-3, 3-6, 10-6.
Singer/West, Granbury, defeated Eastep/Mendoza, Dumas, 6-2, 6-4.