For the third straight year since moving up to 4A, All Saints claimed the TAPPS 2-4A girls tennis title while the boys took second.

All Saints' Gabrielle Bosworth won the girls singles title and the Lady Trojans duo of Payton Leihgeber and Lauren Birtcher defeated teammates Luci Bates and Abbey Russell for the girls doubles title. The Lady Trojans tallied 12 points to win by 3.5 points.

Dallas Parish Episcopal finished first in the boys competition and second in the girls. The Panthers racked up 14 points, four more than the Trojans.

Parish Episcopal won the boys event behind a trio of defending state champs: Brent Freidman in singles and Nicholas Izzard-Eric Musselman in doubles.

With the top four in each event qualifying for state, 11 of out 12 All Saints netters earned a trip to Waco Regional Tennis Center April 24-25.

Grace Community's Caroline Rook and MacKenzie Cowart also qualified for state, taking fourth in girls doubles.

Bosworth reached the girls final with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Blair Beene of Waco Reicher. She defeated Cooper Chimbel of Dallas Shelton in the final 4-6, 6-1, 10-5.

"Gabby played really well," All Saints coach Andrea Booth said. "She's improved consistently through the season and I was very proud with how she played.

"She was very excited. She peaked at the right time. She's playing the best she's played all year. I think she was very pleased with how she played."

Beene beat Chimbel in a playback for second while Marie Gil of Parish Episcopal finished fourth.

In girls doubles, Leihgeber-Birtcher got past the Parish Episcopal team of Shore-Jennings 6-2, 6-2 in the semifinals before defeating Bates-Russell 6-7, 6-4, 10-7 in the final. Bates-Russell beat Shore-Jennings in a playback for second.

"It was very good," Booth said of her girls doubles teams. "Both teams played well today. They both volleyed well and they played good doubles. It was fun to watch."

Rook-Cowart won a playback for fourth over a pair from Shelton, 6-2, 1-6, 10-6.

Izzard-Musselman, searching for a fourth straight state championship, took out All Saints' Joel Edgemon-Cadan Westmoreland 6-1, 6-0 in the semifinals. The Panthers team then beat teammates Aggratelli-Plummer in the final, 6-2, 7-6.

The Trojans duo of Tom DeBoer and Blake Birtcher were defeated 4-6, 6-3, 11-9 in the other doubles semifinal but beat Edgemon-Westmoreland 6-3, 6-1 for third, with the latter All Saints team finishing fourth.

In boys singles, Friedman defeated two All Saints netters on his way to another district title. He beat Nick Booth in the semifinal 6-2, 6-0 and Perry Clements in the final, 6-3, 6-7, 12-10.

Kanav Chhabra, who Clements beat 6-3, 2-6, 10-5 in the semifinals, finished third while Nick Booth took fourth.

Clements had a couple match points in the final, but was unable to pull off the upset.

"Clements played very well," coach Booth said. "He should go to state with a lot of confidence. He's playing the best he's ever played. He knows if this guy won state and he had some match points, he can play with anybody there."

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