TYLER, Texas - The Lady Saints tennis team began their fall ITA season in Tyler, Texas as they participated in the Tyler Invitational. They finish with a combined 14-16 record over the two-day tournament.
No. 4 singles Maria Aveiga lost her opening match 7-5, 6-3, but bounced back to win the consolation bracket, taking the first match 6-3, 6-2 before winning the bracket 6-2, 6-3. No. 5 singles Steffany Bermudez was the closest Lady Saint to winning their bracket, falling one match short, losing 10-12, 4-6, to take second place.
Martina Borges ended the weekend, winning the consolation bracket at the No. 6 singles spot. Following a tight match in round one where she lost 6-2, 4-6, 8-10, she turned around to win her following two matches 6-2, 6-0 and 6-3, 6-3.
Yusra Hegy started the No. 7 singles bracket off with a win, but a second-round loss bumped her to the 3rd place game, where she won 12-10, 6-3. Megan Petr was the final Lady Saint in the No. 8 spot. Following a first round loss, she bounced back to reach the consolation championship, only to come up just short 6-8, 2-6.
In doubles play, No. 1 and No. 2 doubles finished the weekend going 1-2. No. 1 doubles partners reached the consolation championship, but lost 8-10, 4-6. No. 2 doubles partners Macharova and Bermudez reached the third-place match, falling 10-8, 2-6.
Borges and Hegy reached the No. 4 doubles championship match, winning the first round 10-8, 10-2 and the second round 10-8, 6-8, 8-6 before falling in the final match.
The Lady Saints travel to Oklahoma City on Friday (Sep. 15) to participate in the Trojan Invitational over the weekend.
For more information on the Seward County tennis team, visit SewardSaints.com.