Fall Tennis Update

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Taylor Ducks walked away with three wins at the Area meet Thursday against China Spring Cougars.  Senior Ryan Kennick secured two of the wins in both Singles (6-3, 6-4) and Doubles with partner Jake Jansky (6-3, 6-4).  Trey Boles and Jackson Schroeder also won their doubles match (6-2, 6-3).   
Two other Boys Singles, Jake Jansky & Troy Glenn went to 3rd set tie-breakers.  
Congratulations to the Ducks on a great season!
 
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Taylor defeated Smithville 10-2 Thursday despite cold and windy conditions at the Bi-District match.  They advance to the Area playoff against China Spring on Thursday Oct 29th at Lake Belton starting at 10:00am.
From Coach Lisa Little:  "So proud of these kids and all the work they have put in to get to this point.  Looking forward to watching them compete at the next level."
 
Ryan Kennick/Jake Jansky 6-1, 6-3
Trey Boles/Jackson Schroder 6-1, 6-1
Troy Glenn/Bodie Randig 7-6 (7-0), 6-3
Hayden St Clair/Casey Weison 6-1, 6-0
Ryan Kennick 6-1, 6-0
Trey Boles 6-1, 2-6, 10-4
Jake Jansky 6-0, 6-2
Hayden St Clair 6-1, 6-3
 
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Taylor Duck Tennis finished District 19-4A play at home against Jarrell Thursday night with a 4-1 District record. Jarrell was only able to supply 9 of the 19 matches and the Ducks took care of seven match wins bringing the final score to 16-2.  Taylor will head into the Bi-District playoffs the week of Oct 26 (More details to come)
Congratulations to this years Fall Tennis Team - - District 19 4A Runner-Up!

Trey Boles/Jake Janskey 6-1, 6-1
Julianna Gonzales/Kylea Roark 6-0, 6-0
Troy Glenn 2-6, 6-4, 11-9
Hayden St Clair 6-0, 6-0
Cecilia Parker 6-3, 6-2
Jacqueline Glenn 6-1, 6-0
Julianna Gonzales 6-0, 6-1
 
Thursday, October 8, 2020
From Coach Lisa Little:  Ducks won their 4th District match defeating Burnet last night 13-6. This brings Taylor's record to 3-1 in the District standings. 
"Our Boys went undefeated in match play for the second time this year!"  "The girls also captured 4 matches this week and fought hard to win one of three split set matches of the night"
Ryan Kennick/Trey Boles: 6-1, 6-2
Casey Weison/Jake Jansky: 6-1, 6-0
Ryan Kennick: 6-0, 6-0
Trey Boles: 6-2, 6-3
Hayden St Clair: 6-1, 6-0
Jake Jansky: 6-0, 6-0
Casey Weison: 6-0, 6-1
Cecilia Parker: 6-3, 6-2
Julianna Gonzales: 6-4, 1-6, 10-7
Hayden St Clair/Jackson Schroeder: default
Troy Glenn/Bodie Randig: default
Jackson Schroeder: default
Troy Glenn: default 
 
Thursday, October 1, 2020
From Coach Lisa Little:  Taylor Ducks came up short in the match-up on Thursday against undefeated Academy Bumblebees in District 19 4A. Ducks were able to capitalize on 3 Boys Singles and the Mixed Doubles matches. "Despite the disappointment of our first District loss of the season, the players are looking forward to finishing out the rest of District play strong and competing in the UIL playoffs in late October."

Casey Weison/Hayden St Clair: 6-2, 6-3
Ryan Kennick: 6-3, 6-4
Jake Jansky: 6-2, 6-3
Troy Glenn: 6-1, 6-3
 
Ducks will be hosting the last two District matches at home on Oct 8 and Oct 15 both starting at 4:00pm at Taylor High School.
 
Thursday, September 23, 2020
Belton
From Coach Lisa Little:
The Ducks win their 2nd District Match! 
The Broncos gave up two matches by default to start the matches Thursday evening in Belton.  Taylor took 7 more matches to bring the Team scores to 9-9.  Line 4 in Boys Singles was the last match on.  Jake Jansky fell short in the first set losing in that tie breaker 3-7.  He battled on to win the second set 6-3 then came back in the 3rd set, Super Tie Breaker, from 3-5 to win the set and match 10-8.  This puts the Ducks record at 2-0 in District play.  They will take on Academy next Thursday in Temple at 4:00pm.  The Bumble Bees are also 2-0 in District.
"It was an exciting evening for all! Lake Belton has a young, talented group of players.  Several of the matches could have gone either way.  I am very proud of they way the kids are playing tough and fighting to win each point"
 
Raven O'Bier and Julianna Gonzales: 6-4, 6-0
Hayden St Clair and Casey Weison: 6-0, 6-2
Ryan Jennick: 6-4, 6-4
Jake Jansky: 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 10-8
Jackson Schroeder: 6-1, 6-1
Troy Glenn: 6-4, 6-4
Jacqueline Glenn: 6-4, 7-5
Julianna Gonzales: 6-2, 6-4
 
Saturday, September 19, 2020
From Coach Lisa Little:
Boys dominated the first District meet of the season winning all their matches.  Talylor beat Lago VIsta 12-7 overall..
"It is a great start to the season!" "Kids are working every match to improve."
Ducks travel to Lake Belton Thursday Sept 24 for their next District meet.  Play begins at 4:00pm.
 
Ryan Kennick/Jake Jansky: 6-0, 6-0
Trey Boles/Jackson Schroeder: 6-1, 6-1
Troy Glenn/Bodie Randig: 6-1, 6-1
Hayden St Clair/Casey Wieson: 6-1, 6-4
Jackie Glenn/Julianna Gonzales: 6-1, 6-2
Jackie Glenn: 6-4, 7-6
Ryan Kennick: 6-0, 6-0
Trey Boles: 6-1, 6-0
Hayden St Clair: 6-2, 6-1
Jake Jansky: 6-0, 6-0
Jackson Schroeder: 6-0, 6-1
Troy Glenn: 6-0, 6-0
 
Monday, September 14, 2020
Liberty Hill
From Coach Lisa Little:
Ducks take home 3 out of 5 split set matches against the Panthers on Monday at Liberty Hill.
The kids showed a lot determination, emotion and heart!  Even on the 3rd set tiebreakers that came up short, it was impressive effort and display of sportsmanship on our part.  The Ducks were able to pull out three, down to the wire, and bring home 5 overall wins against Liberty Hill.
Boys Doubles - Hayden St Clair/Jake Jansky 1-6, 6-4, 10-7
Boys Singles - Ryan Kennick 6-1, 6-3
Boys Singles - Trey Boles 3-6, 6-2, 15-13 Boys Singles - Jake Jansky 1-6, 7-5, 10-2
Boys Singles - Jackson Schroeder 8-1
District play opens Saturday Sept 19 at 9:00am in Taylor against Lago Vista.

 
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Caldwell at Home
Taylor Ducks secured their first win of the Fall Tennis Season on their home courts Friday against Caldwell 12-7.  The players missed out on two weeks of competing due to UIL restrictions with opponents or cancellations due to weather.  Students, coaches and fans were excited to be back on the courts and enjoyed a surprisingly cool September evening of competition and fun.
Boys Doubles: Ryan Kennick/Hayden St Clair   6-0, 7-5
Boys Doubles: Trey Boles/Jackson Schroeder   6-2, 6-4
Mixed Doubles: Casey Weison/Jack Jansky   6-0, 6-1
Girls Singles: Cecilia Parker   6-0, 6-1
Girls Singles: Julianna Gonzales  6-4, 6-4
Girls Singles:  Nekoye Anderson. 7-6 (7-3), 6-3
Girls Singles: Kylea Roark  6-3, 6-0
Boys Singles: Ryan Kennick  6-2, 6-0
Boys Singles:  Hayden St Clair 5-7, 6-4, 10-8
Boys Singles:  Jake Jansky 6-2, 7-5
Boys Singles:  Jackson Schroeder 5-7, 6-4, 10-8
Boys Singles:  Troy Glenn. 6-3, 6-2
 
The Ducks travel to Liberty Hill on Monday September 14th starting matches at 4:00pm.  They open District play at Taylor High School against Lago Vista on Saturday September 19th at 9:00am
 
Friday, August 21, 2020:
Gatesville
The Ducks opened up their Fall Tennis Season at Gatesville on Friday. Although Taylor fell short against the Hornets overall, the boys team picked up 5 matches in their lineup.
Boys Doubles:
Ryan Kennick/Hayden St Clair won 4-6, 6-0, 10-6
Trey Boles/Jake Jansky won 6-3, 6-7, 10-8
Boys Singles:
Ryan Kennick won 6-3, 4-6, 10-2
Hayden St Clair won 6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
Jake Jansky won 2-6, 6-4,10-6

As always in August, it is a challenge competing in this Texas heat!  But I was pleased overall with effort and determination our kids showed on the court.

Would like to make a point to thank everyone who made the trip over to Gatesville to support the team! Not only are the players excited about getting back out on the court, our parents, grandparents and community have really missed seeing the kids compete, as well.

We host our next meet Thursday August 27 at Taylor High School at 4:00pm.
Bring your applauses...and your masks!!