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Corsicana Tigers devour Texas Tigers

Texas high falls to Corsicana in the Area round of playoffs
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Kristina Colburn
Senior Grace Wilson returns the ball with a forehand swing in a district match against Pine Tree Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023. The Tigers finished second overall in district and lost in the Area round of playoffs.

The Texas High Tigers finished second in District, having a 4-1 District record this year.

The Tigers played against Corsicana in the Area round of Playoffs, but they received a taste of their own medicine, losing 10-1.

Texas High sealed a spot in playoffs by taking out the Tyler Lions in their last home Fall tournament. They started with their hopes high for the playoffs, as they were on a good winning streak, beating the last seven schools that they faced.

As the Tigers warmed up before their matches, the Corsicana Tigers gave the Texas Tigers something that most players haven’t gotten in a while, competition.

From the very beginning, Corsicana gave most of the Texas Tigers a tough start in the first set, making it a lot more difficult for the Tigers to come back in the second set of their matches. 

Senior, Brooklyn Ballard, gave Texas High their only win against Corsicana. Ballard played a competitive first set, where she took it 6-4. After making it impossible for her opponent in the first set, Ballard was in total control of the second, bageling her opponent and winning it 6-4 and 6-0.

“I think I got ahead pretty quickly and that made her lose hope in the match,” Ballard said. “When I won the first set, [my opponent] let herself down and I ended up winning the last set 6-0.”

As the rest of the team didn’t have time to readjust themselves, they took into account what they needed to improve on to get ready for the spring season.

The Tigers fell short in a tight doubles match, after a steep momentum shift got the best of them.

“A lot of mistakes from my end, it was a lot of double faults that cost us the advantage of games,” sophomore Griffin White said, “We were up 2-1 on my serve, and there were just a lot of double faults that really took the match away from us.”

The Tigers struggled with Corsicana recently in years and, despite a smooth season for Texas,Corsicana really outnumbered them.

“We always knew that playing against Corsicana was going to be tough,” White Said, “They were ranked 15th in the state, but maybe a harder team during our route [to playoffs] would’ve made us more prepared for Corsicana.”

 

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Luis Aguilar
Luis Aguilar, Staff Writer
Luis is in his second year of THS Publications. He is a very calm person, but can sometimes be very competitive and have a serious personality. He loves to play tennis and is interested in the fashion industry and often gets carried away when he goes shopping. He hopes to have his own clothing line later on or become a sports journalist, specifically for tennis. He is interested in what's going on in the current world whether it is a political or natural conflict. He has mainly traveled to Central and West Mexico but has also visited California and Florida in the States. His favorite city is Guadalajara, Mexico and plans to travel to London and Madrid later on.
Kristina Colburn
Kristina Colburn, Assignments Editor

Kristina Colburn is currently the Photo Assignments Editor for THS Publications. She is also a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Key Club, AP Ambassadors, HOSA, Model UN and the Multicultural Club. In her spare time, Kristina likes to relax and listen to music, shop online, thrift and occasionally pick up a book. In addition, she likes to travel. She has been to France and Spain, and is hoping she can travel more in the upcoming years. In the future, Kristina aims to major in Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas or Anthropology at Baylor University.

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