FRIENDSWOOD — Friendswood's Joann Karam and Justin Vu returned home with gold from the Class 4A Region III tennis tournament as the mixed doubles champion and now the pair are on their way to compete for a state title in Austin on April 28-29. Both players are ranked as 18-year-old "Super Champs".
The pair beat Houston Austin 6-0, 6-0; Foster Richmond 6-2, 6-4; No. 2 seed Montgomery 6-2, 7-5; and No. 1 seed Tomball Memorial in the finals to win 6-1, 6-3. The Mustang duo never allowed their opponents a third set.
The Friendswood team is coached by David Cook. Karam and Vu are the only ones from Galveston County who qualified for the 4A state tennis tournament. They are looking forward to representing FHS at the state championship.