Spring Tennis Results - Kennick Heads to STATE!

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Ryan Kennick won the Region 3 4A Tennis Tournament in Boys Singles!
He qualified for the UIL State Tournament scheduled for May 20-21 in San Antonio starting Thursday May 20th at 9:15am at Annemarie Tennis Center.
RK Regional Champ
Taylor Boys win the District 19 4A Team Championship earning 27 points at the UIL Tennis Tournament Monday.
Senior, Ryan Kennick defended his 2018 District Title sweeping through the Boys Singles draw in straight sets.  After a first round bye, Kennick won against Logan Cortez from Jarrell 6-0, 6-1 and Ryan McBurney from Salado 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the finals.  Ryan secured his spot in the Regional Tournament defeating Brodie Reed from Lake Belton 6-1, 6-3. Ryan won his last  District BS championship in 2019, not 2018. 
Juniors, Trey Boles and Jackson Schroeder also qualified for the Regional Tournament after facing their own teammates in a playback for the 2nd place spot for Boys Doubles.  Both Taylor's Boys Doubles teams fell short of Lake Belton's first seed Marshall & Wieters. However, Jake Jansky and Hayden St Clair placed 3rd in the District defeating Lake Belton's second seed 6-2, 6-1.
Senior, Jacquelin Glenn and Junior Trent Wuensche lost their Semifinal round to the District Champs and came back strong against Salado's Howard & Aycock 7-6(7-1), 6-4 to win the Bronze medal in Mixed Doubles.
In Singles, Senior Mia Carrizales had to face the District Champion first round.  She battled against Burnet's Victoria Romero in a tough 0-6, 0-6 loss to end her last season.  Junior Troy Glenn showed his determination in a close one to Burnet's Will Gregg falling short 4-6, 6-7 (6-8).  Glenn proved himself and looks forward to the opportunity again next year at a chance to make his way to the District Finals.
From Coach Lisa Little: "I am so proud of these kids, this team! They are a joy to coach and I love watching them grow and strive to reach their potential in the game of tennis.  They have worked hard, stayed focused and are living out the goals they have set for themselves"
Veteran player Ryan Kennick summed it up as he collected his gear after his Championship win... "Now the real work begins" 
UIL Region 3 Tennis Tournament: Monday April 26 and Tuesday April 27 at Bryan High School
Friday, April 9, 2021
Boys Singles :Troy Glenn defeated Bostic from Lexington 8-3 to advance to the Quarter- finals where he fell short to Cameron's Callahan 5-8. Ryan Kennick won the Tournament defeating Sean Miller from Palestine Westwood in an exciting final round match 6-3, 6-5.  Kennick also took on Schneider from Lexington 8-1, Gaucin from Caldwell 8-2 and Green from Cameron 6-0, 6-0.
Boys Doubles: Trey Boles/Jackson Schroeder and Jake Jansky/Hayden St Clair both lost close first round matches to Academy 6-8 and Cameron 6-8 respectively.  Both Taylor teams went on to win all consolation matches to meet up with each other in the Consolation Finals.  Boles and Schroeder came out on top of another close match defeating their teammates 8-6.
Mixed Doubles:  Trent Wuensche/Jacquelin Glenn paired up to win the first round match against Lexington 8-6, then lost their Quarter-final match to Caldwell 2-8.
Girls Singles: Mia Carrizales debuted in her first Varsity tournament taking on two different Academy players.  Carrizales lost to second place finisher 1-8 and Consolation winner 2-8.
"It was a great day and the players are continuing to work hard and improve each week!  We head to Lake Belton High School on Monday to compete in the 19 4A District Tournament."
Thursday, March 31, 2021
District Tourney
Taylor Boys golf finished in 4th place after 2 days of competition in District play.  Lake Belton finished in 1st place followed by Salado in 2nd.  Jake Mucha will advance to Regionals in Huntsville @ Ravens Nest Golf Course as a medalist on April 19-20.  We are proud of Luke Thompson( Freshman) ,Brian Clifton(Senior) ,Kolton Whisenant(Senior), and Blaine Skero(Sophomore).  Each of these young men worked hard and improved this year.
On the girls side Meredith Tate will advance to Regionals April 21-22 in Huntsville @ Ravens Nest
Golf Course.  Meredith continued to improve each tournament and earned her spot @ Regionals
today @ Legends Golf Course in Kingsland. We are proud of Courtney Hines for her hard work this year while competing for the Lady Ducks.  Please see attachment for results.
March 29. 2021
The Varsity took on Liberty Hill Monday at the Larry Safarik Tennis Center winning 5 of 11 matches.
 Boys Singles:  Ryan Kennick 8-0, Hayden St Clair 6-3
 Boys Doubles: Boles/Schroeder 8-1, T Glenn/St Clair 8-4
 Mixed Doubles: Kennick/Carrizales 9-7
The Ducks Varsity will have one more Tournament in Franklin on April 9th before they play their District Tournament in Lake Belton on April 12-13.
Friday, March 26, 2021
The Taylor Boys Tennis team showed no mercy hosting their second tournament Friday for the 2021 season!  All seven won their first round matches:
  • Troy Glenn defeated Frasso from Brenham 8-0
  • Trent Wuensche defeated McBurney from Salado 9-7
  • Ryan Kennick defeated Mitchell form Brenham 8-0
  • Jake Jansky/Hayden St Clair defeated Wiley/Bell from Hutto 8-3
  • Trey Boles/Jackson Schroeder defeated Renfro/Dube from Thrall 8-0
In Boys Singles, Ryan Kennick went on to win it defeating Thompson from Hutto 8-0, Mannella form Huttto 8-2 and Chovannec from Brenham 7-6 (7-2), 5-1, def
In Boys Doubles it was Ducks vs Ducks in the Championship!  
Boles/Schroeder took care of Grimm//Van Klein from Brenham 8-2 in the semi-finals while Jansky/St Clair defeated Boeker/Weldemann from Brenham 8-1 and Hares/Linder from Hutto 8-1 to meet up with their teammates in the Finals.  
Juniors Boles/Schroeder came out on top of this one defeating the Sophomore team 6-3, 6-2.
Jaqueline Glenn represented the loan Lady Duck for the Varsity tournament battling two long matches.  Glenn fell short in both, losing to Carmynn Lange from Brenham 8-9 (6-8) and Ava Magoulick from Salado 6-8.
Great Job by everyone!  Varsity is hosting Liberty Hill next Monday March 29th at 4:00 as well as the JV District Tournament on Wednesday March 31st.
Thursday, March 25, 2021
From Coach Sarah Stresing: Yesterday, the JV Tennis team competed at home in the Taylor/Granger tournament. This was our last competition before the District Tournament next Wednesday. These athletes finally got some beautiful weather and played an awesome tournament. I'm proud of the way these kids have improved over the season and we are looking forward to a successful district tournament next week. The following players brought home trophies or medals:
Kimberly Ausborn and Yahira won Girls Double Consolation
Abby Aplin placed 3rd in Girls Singles
Bodie Randig and Trevor Weunsche placed 2nd in Boys Doubles
Mia Carrizales placed 2nd in Girls Singles.
Varsity is competing today at home so stop by the tennis courts to see these kids in action! Let's Go Ducks! Do Work! Win State! 
jv tennis March
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Copperas Cove
Varsity Tennis
The Taylor Tennis Team traveled over to Copperas Cove High School for the 2021 Varsity Dawg Classic on Thursday.  The Ducks swept through the Boys Singles and Boys Doubles Divisions earning 1st place in both draws.
Ryan Kennick placed 1st in Boys Singles defeating Killeen Ellison 8-1, Hays 8-0 and Copperas Cove 6-3, 6-2
Trey Boles and Jackson Schroeder placed 1st in Boys Doubles defeating Killeen Ellison 8-4, Hays 8-2 and a second Hays team 4-6, 6-2, 10-6.
Jake Jansky placed 3rd in Boys Singles defeating Troy 8-0 and Hays by default.
Trent Wuensche and Troy Glenn won a consolation match against Ellison 8-5.
Taylor will host their 2nd Tournament following the week of Spring Break on March 25th (JV) and March 26th (V)
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Copperas Cove
JV Tennis
From Coach Sarah Stresing:  the JV tennis team competed in Copperas Cove and every player walked away with a medal. Some of these athletes got their first win of the season today! These players all played some great matches today! Here are the results:

1st Place Boys Doubles - Bodie Randig and Trevor Weunsche 
1st Place B Girls Singles - Abby Aplin
2nd Place Girls Doubles - Kimberly Ausborn and Yahira Cancel
2nd Place B Boys Singles - Braylon Dickerson 
3rd Place Boys Doubles - Joshua Garay and Vincent Ramirez
3rd Place A Girls Singles - Mia Carrizales
3rd Place B Girls Singles - Tinsley Streit
3rd Place A Boys Singles - Yahir Cancel
5th Place B Boys Singles - Cameron Johnson
I’m very proud of the way these students competed and the effort they put in on the court. I am seeing improvements and growth in these players and looking for some more wins as we continue to compete. Next week these players have off for spring break and then will return to play in Taylor on March 25th.
Varsity will travel to Copperas Cove on Thursday! 
JV Tennis March 2021
Thursday, March 4, 2021
The Taylor Ducks hosted Smithville yesterday.  Winners included:
Ryan Kennick in Boys Singles 10-2
Trey Boles/Jackson Schroeder in Boys Doubles 10-3
Ryan Kennick/Jake Jansky in Boys Doubles 10-1
Jake Jansky in Boys Singles 8-1
Troy Glenn in Boys Singles 8-0
Tennis Teams travel to Copperas Cove next week:
JV Tournament Tuesday March 9th
Varsity Tournament Thursday March 11th
Friday, February 26, 2021
Taylor Invitational
Taylor hosted its first Invitational Tennis Tournament for the Spring 2021 season.  In years past these tournaments would have over 20 different schools and stretched across the city from the 8 courts at Murphy Park to the 8 courts at the High School.  Due to UIL restrictions for COVID, we were only allowed 8 teams (including us) per site.  Also, due to COVID restrictions, the park was unavailable for our annual tournament.
Despite all that...the kids and coaches were thrilled to be out again on the courts after a week of snow.  Taylors Boys Doubles team Trey Boles and Jake Jansky won the third place medal defeating Groesbeck 8-3  and Gatesville 6-1, 6-3.  Jacquelin Glenn also won her first match in Girls Singles 8-5 against Florence.
The Ducks Varsity Tennis Team will be in action again on Thursday, March 4th at 4:00pm, here at the High School.
JV will travel to Liberty HIll on Tuesday, March 2nd starting at 4:00pm
Taylor Invitational
The JV team also got a chance to compete on Thursday in Taylor. The weather did not allow us to complete the tournament but the following players walked away with wins:
Yahir Cancel won against Llano 8-0 and against Thorndale 8-1 for a place in the semi-finals.
Braylon Dickerson won his first round match against Academy 8-5
Cameron Johnson won his first round match against Manor New Tech 8-3
Abigail Aplin won her first round match against Thorndale 8-1
Trevor Wuensche and Bodie Randig got a bye in the first round and then beat Llano 8-0 for a place in the semi finals.
Kimberly Ausborn and Yahira Cancel won against Thorndale 8-1 and also were in the semi finals.
It was great to get these students back on the court after 2 weeks off due to weather. We are hoping for some good weather next week as we travel to Liberty Hill for a dual match.
Monday, February 8, 2021
Lake Belton
Tri-Meet with the Colts and the China Spring Cougars
In Boys Doubles Trey Boles/Jackson Schroeder took care of Lake Belton 8-3 and Jackson Schroeder/Jake Jansky put it on China Spring 8-6.  Troy Glenn/Trent Wuensche also won, defeating Lake Belton 8-5.
In Singles, Jake Jansky came out on top of China Spring 8-5 and Cecelia Parker battled out a win with China Spring 8-4.
"The kids are playing well and improving each week."
Next week both JV and Varsity travel to Pflugerville to play in the Wiess Invitational Tournaments Thursday (2/18) and Friday (2/19)
#58 - Cecelia Parker
#56 Jackie Glenn
#34 Troy Glenn
#42 - Trey Boles
#46 - Jake Jansky/Jackson Schroeder
#53 - Jake Jansky
#55 - Trent Wuensche
Friday, February 5, 20221
Varsity Tennis
From Coach Lisa Little:  The Ducks traveled over to Gatesville Friday for the Hornet Invitational Tennis Tournament.
Trey Boles and Jackson Schroeder placed 2nd in Boys Doubles defeating Belton 6-2, China Spring 8-6 and Lake Belton 8-0
Other match wins for the day were:  Jake Jansky in Boys Singles over Lampasas 6-1 and China Spring 6-0.  Troy Glenn and Trent Wuensche against Brownwood 6-3
Varsity Tennis has a Tri-Meet Monday, February 8 in Lake Belton at 4:00pm against the Colts and China Spring
JV Tennis will be competing in the Burnet Tournament Thursday February 11
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
JV Tennis
From Coach Stresing:  The JV tennis team competed in Gatesville today. In Boys Doubles, Joshua Garay and Trevor Weunsche won their first match against Lake Belton 8-1 but came up short against China Springs in round 2. In Boys Singles, Braylon Dickerson won his first match 8-3 against Belton but lost in round 2 to Brownwood. The team had another great opportunity to get out and play today with some great weather. I am seeing improvements in the players as we get out there and play each week! Varsity will head to Gatesville on Friday. 
Friday, January 29, 2021
Varsity Tennis
The Duck Tennis team walked away with 5 wins at the Waco High Winter Blast Tournament Friday.
Boys Singles: Jake Jansky won against Waco High 8-5
Boys Doubles: Trey Boles/Jackson Schroeder defeated Bryan 8-3 and Killeen Ellison 8-2.  Troy Glenn/Trent Wuensche beat Gatesville 8-5
Girls Singles:  Cecelia Parker won against China Spring 8-2
From Coach Lisa Little:  "The kids are competing well and improving with each match!"
Next week both JV & Varsity teams will travel to compete in the Gatesville Invitationals.
Tuesday Feb 2nd & Friday Feb 5th
Thursday, January 28, 2021
JV Tennis
From Coach Sarah Stresing:  The JV Tennis team traveled to Waco today to compete in the Waco High Winter Blast. After bad weather cancelled the tournament for JV last week, we made up for it today! Each player got to play 4 matches today! For many, this was their first high school tournament. Bodie Randig walked away with 4th place in Boys Singles after a win in round one against China Springs and a lost in semifinals against Waco High. Joshua Garay competed in the consolation finals but came up short against China Springs in a 3rd set tie break. I am proud of the way these students played today and glad they got in some good play against other schools! Varsity will head to Waco tomorrow to compete!