Thursday, May 3, 2018

Thank You!

Thank you parents and players for a wonderful year! Can not wait for our next season together! Hope you all have an amazing summer. Be sure to practice!

MHS Tryouts

This message is for any 8th graders attending Midland Freshman next year. Tryouts for the Tennis Team will take place on May 21st through 25th at the MHS Tennis Courts. Tryouts will take place after school. If you're interested in playing tennis next year at Midland High, be sure to participate in the tryouts. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Coach Stewart:

Monday, April 30, 2018

Final Practices

Hello families!
Our Saints were INCREDIBLE this weekend! St. Ann's came home with 5 titles out of the 7 divisions. Congratulations to Susana Salcedo who came in 1st Place in the Girls' "B" Singles Draw, Alec Mancilla who came in 2nd Place in the Boys' "A" Singles Draw, Sasha Mancilla who came in 2nd Place in the Girls' "A" Singles Draw, Brad Hale and John Andrew Gomez came in 3rd in the Boys' "A" Doubles Draw, and Kate Pisklak who took the Consolation Title in the Girls' "C" Singles Draw. I was so proud of all of the players' performances. Thank you so much to all the parents and families as well! We would never be able to participate in these tournaments without you. Your support is very appreciated. I am emailing to let you know that our final practices are tomorrow and Thursday. We will be out there at the normal times, however seeing as our matches and tournaments are completed I am making the practices this week optional. With the end of the year, I realize schedules are full, and preparations are being made for upcoming events, as well as keeping on top of academics. We'd love to finish out the season with your kids these next two days, but understand if you need to attend to other things. Thank you so much for a wonderful season. We will make arrangements soon for a team picture. Also, don't forget to mark your calendars for the Spring Sports Banquet on May 10th! We'd love to see all of our awesome tennis players recognized for their efforts this season. Hope you all have a great night and a wonderful week. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

ECISD Invitational: This Saturday

Time of Matches:
All matches will start promptly at 8:00 a.m., April 28, 2018.  Coaches and players will meet at predetermined sites by 7:30 a.m. The site information is expected to be given to coaches by Thursday morning. A notification will be sent to players and families as soon as available as to your child’s playing site.
There will be one division of singles and doubles for each grade (6th, 7th, and 8th). Your child will be assigned a division and partner (if applicable). Players may not play in a higher grade level or a lower grade level.  All participants must play in their eligible grade level.
Coaches may enter their players in singles or doubles, but not both. Your child will be playing in only one division. There will be four tournament sites, mostly likely assigned by player’s division. The four sites are: Odessa Country Club, Permian High School, Odessa High School, and Ratliff Stadium Courts.  There will be a possibility of transitioning sites most likely based on your player’s advancement through the tournament draw. Therefore, it is extremely imperative that parents remain at the tournament site with their child and communicate with the St. Ann’s coaches via telephone and texting to let me know of any issues that may arise in transportation. If the tournament director has informed your child that their matches are finished for the day, please simply inform me via telephone or text that you are taking your child home. I will be traveling between tournament sites to check on our team’s status.
Entry Fee & Deadline:
All entry fees have been submitted to the tournament director. Your child's entry fee for all tournaments was included in their tennis fee.
Complete draws and information sheet will be available for Coaches on Saturday morning at the Permian High School Courts. The draws will also be distributed to each tournament site and will help the site directors inform of your child's matches. It is extremely important that your child listen to the site director as to their match time. There will be a 15-minute default rule enforced.  If your child has not responded to their match call within 15 minutes, their match will be defaulted as automatically result as a win for their opponent. No-ad scoring will be used and matches (either pro-sets or regular sets) will be determined by the size of the draw.  The tournament director will post the scoring system on the draw sheets.  All matches will have a 12-point tiebreaker at 6-6(8-8 in pro set).
Individual awards will be given to all first, second, third and consolation winners. Team trophies will be awarded to the team scoring the most points in the 7th, and 8th divisions. 

I will post and communicate further information to you as it becomes available.  We are looking forward to Saturday! Hope ya'll have a wonderful week and see all our 7th and 8th graders for practice on Thursday!.Have fun at Prude Ranch 6th Grade!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Way to Go Saints!

I so proud of the players' performance on Saturday. Each player who participated showed great sportsmanship and tennis etiquette.
Some highlights include:
John Andrew Gomez and Brad Hale winning the Consolation Championship in the Boys' Doubles "A" Draw
Alejandra Garcia advancing to the Semi-Finals of the Consolation Girls' Singles "A" Draw
Alec Macilla earned a medal giving up his tournament slot to sub in for a High School Tournament that was short players. He lost a very close match to a High School Senior!

Thank you to all the parents and supporters who came, stayed, and provided refreshments for your children! You guys are amazing and we are so grateful for you! Looking forward to Tuesday's Trinity Match right after dismissal!

Trinity Match: April 24th!

Hello Families!
We are very excited for our match with Trinity on Tuesday We will have our match at the Trinity Tennis Center beginning promptly at 3:45. Please meet at the facility as soon as you can after dismissal. Please be in your St. Ann's Athletic Shirt, appropriate bottoms, and court shoes and be prepared with your racquets and water. I will have your match assignments when we meet as the Trinity Coach and myself are still planning the dual based on the amount of players both teams have. Can't wait to see you all there! The address for the facility is located on the 3900 Block of Trinity Drive. You will see the facility behind the Las Colinas Apartment Complex. Thank you again everyone. See you then!