• Freshman Avery Stephens serves up Friday morning, Aug. 12, in the Billies’ opening match of the season.
  • Fredericksburg High School freshman Nolan Deleon works on his forehand against San Antonio O’Connor on Friday, Aug. 12, during the opening tennis tournament of the season. The Billies defeated the Class 5A squad, but what was most surprising for Coach Randall King was the 6-1 lead coming out of doubles. — Standard-Radio Post/McKenzie Wedel
  • Sergio Neri, a Fredericksburg High School senior, returns the ball, during play against San Antonio O’Connor.
  • Sophomore Levi Wilkins hits a soft serve during warm-up Friday at the Fredericksburg High School tennis tournament as the varsity squad prepared to open against Class 5A San Antonio O’Connor. FHS won the match. —Standard-Radio Post/ McKenzie Wedel

FHS Billie netters off to ‘nice’ start

Ready to co-host team tournament with Tivy Antlers Thursday, Friday

With the first win of the season already notched on their racquets, the Fredericksburg High School varsity tennis team members are set to team up with neighboring Kerrville Tivy High School for a 16-team tourney Thursday and Friday, Aug. 18-19.

Billie netters are due on the courts in their annual co-hosted tourney at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, Aug. 18. Their first opponent of the meet will be Boerne Champion in rounds to be played at Boerne Champion High School’s tennis facility.

“The tournament this weekend will be tough,” said Fredericksburg High School (FHS) Head Tennis Coach Randall King.

“We had a pretty tough draw and we play Boerne Champion right off the bat. They’re always one of the top 10 5A teams in the state,” King said, expecting the match-up to be a good gauge for where the Billies are at the start.

Other squads expected to compete in the tourney in addition to the Billies, Tivy Antlers and Boerne Champion are first and foremost, Fredericksburg’s imminent rival — Abilene Wylie — plus: Houston Klein, Boerne High, Marble Falls, San Antonio Central, College St. High, Gregory Portland, Callallen, Dripping Springs, Abilene Cooper, Schertz Clemens, Midland Lee and Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial.

Matches will be played primarily in Fredericksburg and Kerrville on courts at the HEB Tennis Center on the high school campus, at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, the HEB Tennis Center in Kerrville, at Tivy High School’s campus and at Schreiner University in Kerrville.

Additional sites will include Boerne Champion High School and Boerne Middle School South courts.

Should Fredericksburg win, its players will be back on the courts at 1:30 p.m. at Boerne Champion High School for a match against the winner of the Callalen and Dripping Springs pairing.

If FHS’ squad loses, the Billies will play the loser of the Callallen/Dripping Springs match at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Boerne Middle School South.

Rounds will resume at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, with finals set at 1:30 p.m.

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