HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS: Russells head to state in girls’ doubles

The Bowie High School girls’ doubles team comprised of Myah Russell and Meagan Russell has advanced through to the semifinals of the Conference 3A regional tennis tournament at Tyler Junior College.
The Russells faced Sydney Humble and McKenzie Madill from New Boston in the semifinals, for the right to play in the championship, and beat them 6-4, 6-3. The Russells then beat the tandem of Jamie Kelley and Victoria Wheeler of Whitewright in a hard-fought three-set match 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to punch a ticket to the state tournament in College Station on May 12-13.
The girls surrendered just eight games to their opponents during the opening round and the quarterfinals.
Katelin Price won her opening round match over Jennifer Allen of Edgewood 6-0, 6-2, but then lost to Kirbie Stratton from of Leonard 6-0, 6-0.
The Bowie girls’ doubles team of Stephanie Crawford and Veronica Hernandez suffered a tough three-set loss by scores of 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 against Ana Karen Gaspar and Sydney Gillentine of Grand Saline.
In mixed doubles, Cameron Gunter and Maria Gonzales found themselves on the business end of a first-round exit, falling to Reid Adams and Kennedy Warren of Peaster 6-2, 6-2. Adams and Warren advanced through to the semifinals Tuesday. Read more in the mid-week Bowie News, including Conference 1A regional tournament results.

Meagan Russell and Myah Russell show off their girls’ doubles championship medals at the Conference 3A Region 2 Tournament in Tyler. Click on the image itself for the complete photo. (Courtesy photo by David Hall/Bowie Tennis)