Roughriders tennis team sweeps playoff opener
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.