Morton tennis advances to State Tournament

Tennis Coach Jeff Braziel and state qualifying mixed doubles team of seniors Alyssah Herrera and Camren Flores with their medals following the regional torunament

Tennis Coach Jeff Braziel and state qualifying mixed doubles team of seniors Alyssah Herrera and Camren Flores with their medals following the regional torunament

Russell Hill, for The Tribe

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Morton tennis has been setting some records during the 2019 season.  And they are not finished yet.

Seniors Camren Flores and Alyssah Herrera were District Champions as mixed doubles, Regional runners-up and earned all-district honors, all-region honors and will be headed to the State Tournament May 16-17 in College Station, Texas.

“I am very excited for them, and the success they have already had this season,” Tennis Coach Jeff Braziel said. “Not only is did they qualify for the state tournament they are the first qualifiers in tennis since 2008, and the first mixed team to qualify ever for Morton. I am super proud of these two!”

The team only lost a total of three games in the district tournament as the number one seed, winning the district championship.

At the Regional Tournament, they were voted the number two seed by the regional coaches.  They beat McLean 6-1, 6-1, beat Borden County 6-1, 6-2 before falling to Nazareth 1-6, 4-6 in the finals.  As the runner-up team, they advance to the State Tournament.

“Camren and Alyssah came into this year expecting to make the state tournament, and they worked hard and dedicated a ton of time to perfecting their game,” Braziel said.  “The biggest reason for their success is the time they put in, they have showed a tremendous amount of dedication and determination their entire tennis career.”

The team will play Knippa in the first round of the State Tournament in College Station on May 16.

“I am looking forward to one last ride with these two,” Braziel said. “They have a great chance to really compete at the state tournament, with this dynamic duo I would never bet against them. “