ENNIS — Tyler Lee scored a 10-1 victory over Copperas Cove on Tuesday in a Class 6A bi-district team tennis match at Ennis Tennis Center.

Lee, ranked No. 17 in Class 6A with a 13-6 record, advances to meet Plano East in the area round at 2 p.m. Thursday in Sulphur Springs.

Lee swept the boys and girls doubles with CC winning the mixed doubles.

Taking wins for REL in boys doubles were the teams of Cole Von Eschenbach-Evan Von Eschenbach (6-0, 6-0 over Brayden Smolen-Levi Gay), Jack Nowlin-Zakk Gaston (6-0, 6-1 over Cameron Day-Dedrick Whitley) and Simar Bains-Brett Bennett (6-1, 6-1 over Carson Anderson-Matt Drosia).

Lady Raiders capturing wins in doubles were Grace Von Eschenbach-Lilly Deatherage (6-0, 6-3 over LeLe Kinere-Lillianna Gray), Megan Morris-Marla David (6-1, 6-1 over Nina Price-R. Wilkerson) and Carleigh Zips-Isabella Wegener (6-3, 6-3 over E. Harris-Dominique Jackson).

With a 6-1 lead, the Red Raiders needed four wins in singles to clinch the match.

Registering wins in boys singles were Cole Von Eschenbach (6-0, 6-0 over Smolen) and Nowlin (6-0, 6-0 over Day).

Girls singles winners were Deatherage (6-1, 6-0 over Kinere) and Grace Von Eschenbach (6-3, 6-1 over Price).

Other members of the Coach Charlie Sizemore’s bi-district champions include Dylan Brown, Adina Hekier, Eli Beaulieu and Aniston Guy.

Plano East defeated Garland Naaman Forest in bi-district.

The regional quarterfinals are Oct. 21-22. The Class 6A Region II Tournament is Oct. 24 and 25. The regional semifinals are scheduled for Mansfield High School on Oct. 24 and at Mansfield Lake Ridge High School on Oct. 25. The regional champion advances to the state tournament, which is scheduled for Oct. 30-31 at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center and the Omar Smith Intramural Tennis Center on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.


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I am a native Tylerite and I grew up reading the Tyler Morning Telegraph and The Tyler Courier-Times. My parents took both the morning and afternoon papers. I came to work here 35 years ago at the age of 23, right after college.

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