Tennis team headed to regional tournament as first seed in district

Tennis team headed to regional tournament as first seed in district
Cedric Ambulo and Weston Hill will be the top doubles seed from their district at the Regional tournament this weekend. (Tatiana Marceleno photo)

After finishing as district champions, the tennis team is headed to the regional competition this week as the top seed from district 5-5A.
“I’m really proud of our kids,” head coach Trent Sellers said. “They played some of the best teams in the state and they held their own.”
The team finished with an overall 14-5 record and was 8-0 in district claiming the district championship. In order to win district the teams had to go through Mansfield who they had only beaten once in the past nine years. Sellers said this was the toughest battle for a district title the team has faced.
“If we could beat Mansfield , I knew the players would find a way to win the rest,” Sellers said.
Jocelle Rudico once again went undefeated in district for the third straight year, but the real story was how ell the boy’s team performed. They combined for a 62-1 record in district. Juniors Cedric Ambulo and Weston Hill were undefeated at the #1 spot.
“Every time I play I just go out and try to dominate the court,” Hill said.
The team has no plans on slowing down their momentum as they head into regionals, but might have a few obstacles in their way on the girl’s side.
“We still have a young girl’s team and finding the right balance in doubles has been tough,” Sellers said.
The teams are in what some say the toughest region in the state, and are working harder than ever to be sure to have a successful regional tournament.
“We’ve stepped up our conditioning to prepare for the rigors of playing four matches over two days,” Sellers said.
Both teams have no plan to stop their momentum that they are carrying form their district season into the regional tournament. They are going to continue their “Refuse to Lose” mentality and plan on making a big statement at the tournament.
“We plan on putting Duncanville on the tennis map this weekend.” Sellers said.