By I.C. Murrell | PA News
One more round, and Nederland would have reached its highest round in its team tennis history. Instead, Friendswood was dominant in doubles play and went on to a 10-2 win over Nederland on Tuesday in a UIL 5A Region III quarterfinal match at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu. Nederland hasn’t reached the regional quarterfinals since 1993. Brandon Do earned a win for Nederland in the boys singles, beating Race Haas 6-0, 4-0 (default). Han Vo and Megan Do of Nederland teamed to up to win a girls doubles contest over Friendswood’s Gonzalez and McElwain 7-5, 6-2.
Boys singles: Dadric Christensen, Friendswood, def. Tommy Hoang, 6-1, 5-1; Niah Smistad, Friendswood, def. Tereul Jimenez, 6-2, 6-2;
Boys doubles: Haas-Smistad, Friendswood, def. Do-Jimenez, 7-5, 6-4; Litzinger-Patel def. Hoang-Atterberry, 6-1, 6-3; Grewal-Anderson, Friendswood, def. Grice-Tran, 6-1;
Mixed doubles: Nina Gonzalez-Frank Lu, Friendswood, def. Saahir Dhanani-Laurel Marroquin, 6-1, 6-0;
Girls singles: Mia Gonzalez, Friendswood, def. Han Vo, 6-1, 6-2; Nina Gonzalez, Friendswood, def. Grace Rigby, 6-0, 6-0;
Girls doubles: Radtre-Mitchell, Friendswood, def. Wong-Rigby, 6-2, 6-0; Van-Mbibi, Friendswood, def. Gonzalez-Hardy, 6-1, 6-1.