Del Rio is headed into the high school team tennis playoffs as the number three seed out of District 30-6A.
The team locked down the three seed after dispatching Eagle Pass High, 12-7, in their regular season finale Wednesday afternoon in Eagle Pass. Del Rio will now face Health Careers from San Antonio in the first round of the playoffs.
Del Rio’s win over the Eagles was a team effort, but it was in doubles were Del Rio dominated. The Rams and Queens dropped only two of their seven matches between boys doubles, girls doubles and mixed doubles.
The Queens swept the girls doubles division, but it wasn’t easy. One of the matches went to a tiebreaker, and another went three sets.
The team of Andrea Favela and Mariana Garcia won their match in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1. Kennedy Treviño and Reagan Treviño won in straight sets, 7-6(3), 6-3. Lizzette Hernandez and Lexi Esquivel dropped their first set 6-7(5), but bounced back to take the next two sets, 6-3, 10-8.
In boys doubles, William Proffit and Ricardo Mejia dropped only one game en route to to a 6-1, 6-0 win. Alex Beattie and Adrian Rivera also won in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5.
In boys singles, Del Rio took three of six matches.
Proffit won in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. Mejia won a tough first set, 7-6(6) before rolling to a 6-2 in in the second set to complete the sweep. Aidan Darden also won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.
In girls singles, Del Rio took four of six matches.
Favela had the most dominant showing, hanging a double bagel on her opponent, 6-0, 6-0.
Alejandra Solar won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1.
Reagan Treviño also won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.
Hernandez won her first set, then lost a tough second set, 5-7, before coming back to win the match with a 10-5 score in the third set.