Special to the PRESS
All 10 returned with medals.
In the ninth grade singles division, first-year team member Vanessa Ybarra placed third in girls singles while Aaron Gonzalez brought home the gold with a first place showing in boys singles.
The Power and speed doubles team of Randy Garcia and Omar Juarez won first place in the JV division.
A determined Diego Alcantara faced a tough opponent from La Feria in first round play in the JV singles division and won the match in three sets. He won his second match and landed in the finals against La Feria. He lost the match but earned the second place district medal.
Jose Gonzalez, another first year player, earned the third place medal in JV singles.
In the varsity girls singles division, Jocabed Herbert breezed through her first match, defeating Hidalgo in straight sets, 1 and 0. Then Herbert lost against La Ferias number one seeded player and earned third place overall.
Megan Francis cruised through her early matches and had to face La Feria’s number one seed in the finals on Saturday morning.
After a 2 and a half hour battle, A. Pecina from La Feria ended up with the first place medal. Francis brought home the second place silver.
The dynamic duo of the varsity girls doubles team, consisting of Nataly Cordova and Yitzha Pazos, easily defeated Duran/Leal from Rio Hondo in first round play. The girls faced La Feria’s top seeded team in round 2 and won, 7-6 (tiebreaker 7-3) and 6-3. They had to face yet another La Feria team in the finals on Saturday morning and won it all – earning first place and securing a district championship.
Francis, Cordova and Pazos will represent Port Isabel in the regional tournament held in Corpus Christi in two weeks.