Netters head to Dripping Springs Thursday

After going up against some “heavy hitters” to start their season this past week, the Fredericksburg High School (FHS) varsity netters will take on Dripping Springs there tomorrow, Aug. 29, at 4 p.m.

After that, the tennis squad will return home to host Marble Falls for a 4 p.m. match on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the HEB courts on the FHS campus.

Last week, the Billies opened with a loss Wednesday, Aug. 21, against San Antonio O’Connor, 10-9, before co-hosting the FHS/Tivy Team Tournament with neighboring Kerrville on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 22-23.

In that meet, Class 3A FHS won its first outing against the only Class 4A team it met, Gregory Portland, 10-9, but then lost in the next three to all Class 5A squads: San Angelo Central (10-0,) Abilene High (10-2) and Midland Lee (10-7.)

“It was a great weekend of tennis to kick off our season,” said FHS head tennis coach Randall King. “There were five dual matches played over three days,” he said, noting that only one team faced (the only one beaten by FHS) was a Class 4A school while the others fell into the larger, Class 5A distinction.

“It was a great test of endurance and a good measure of where we are to start the season,” King said. “These meetings will provide a great building block for the next few weeks.”

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