Friendswood claims District 22-5A tennis title; advances to regionals

FRIENDSWOOD — The Friendswood boys and girls tennis team captured the District 22-5A crown and have 10 players who advanced to the the 5A regional tournament.

Qualifying for the regional tournament are two girls doubles teams, two mixed doubles teams, and one boys doubles teams.

The girls double teams are Leah Block and Elle Moss (1st in district) and Nandini Bhojani and Audrey Tang (2nd in district).

The two mixed doubles teams are: Quinn Radtke and Carson Crow (1st in district) and Adri McElwain and Enrique Castillo (2nd in district).

The boys doubles team is: Ethan Eberhardt and Sam Bowles (1st in district).

Others who competed in the district tournament included boys singles: Will Hipskind (3rd place) and Ganesh Venu (4th place); girls singles - Fiona Fuke (3rd place) and Elodie Ridout (4th place); boys doubles - Tyler Nelson and Jacob Smiley (4th place).

The tennis team is coached by head coach David Cook and assistant coaches Eric LeBlanc and James Bramlett.