Roughriders tennis team sweeps playoff opener

Center faces Van Thursday at 4 p.m. at Jacksonville High School

The Center High School tennis team opened the playoffs against Gladewater for the BiDistrict round of 4A Region 2 Team Tennis Monday at Center High School. 

The Riders swept all of the doubles matches to take a 7-0 lead going into Singles. The momentum of their doubles matches translated into 11 more wins in singles with only one loss.  The final score was 18-1 and BiDistrict Champions.

The new playoff system mirrors that used by other sports, with team competing in a regional bracket, with higher seeds playing lower seeds in the first round. Center was the No. 1 seed from District 16 and Gladewater was the No. 4 team in District 15. 

The Area match up will be Thursday against Van at Jacksonville High School at  4 p.m.  Center had an early season victory against Van 10-9 and it will be another tight match up this Thursday.