Doubles teams compete at Regional Tournament

Left: Senior Cortland Davidson and sophomore Abby Jones partnered to finish third overall at the Regional Tournament in Longview.

Right: Cody Pickett and Chris Catlin, both juniors, finished the Spring season having won the District 13-4A boys doubles title and reaching the Regional Quarterfinals.

The Van Vandal tennis program officially closed out its Spring season last week, sending the boys doubles team of Chris Catlin and Cody Pickett, and the mixed doubles team of Cortland Davidson and Abby Jones to compete at the Regional Tennis Tournament in Longview.

Davidson and Jones would go on the finish 3-1 overall at the event, winning third place overall at the highly competitive event to finish just short of qualifying for the 4A State Tennis Tournament.

Chris Catlin and Cody Pickett also enjoyed a successful run at the Regional Tournament, winning their first match before losing in three sets to the eventual second place finishers.

Coach Melissa Wells stated, “Congratulations to the Vandal Tennis boys doubles team of Chris Catlin and Cody Pickett for reaching the Regional Quarterfinal round on Tuesday and congratulations also to the mixed doubles team of Cortland Davidson and Abby Jones for going 3-1 and winning third place medals.

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