By Austin R. Eck —
Fredericksburg High School varsity tennis split their two Saturday matches with a win against Mason, but lost to Abilene-Wylie, the first-ranked 4A team.
The second-ranked FHS Billies started the day with a 10-3 (16-3) loss to Abilene-Wylie.
“They are very strong, and our kids gave 100 percent,” head coach Randall King said about the Abilene-Wylie match.
Fredericksburg failed to seize its opportunities in doubles’ play to be in a position to win the match in singles’ play.
Fredericksburg only managed one win in doubles play, which left the Billies with a difficult challenge in singles play, King said.
Fredericksburg played a second match against Mason in the afternoon, winning 10-5 (11-8).
“We were a little deflated emotionally after pouring so much into the Wylie match,” King said, “but the Mason kids are always competitive and give their best.”