DSHS Tennis Athletes Advance to UIL State Tournament
April 29, 2021
Dripping Springs High School tennis players Whitney Robbins and Henry Lovelace will advance to the UIL State Tournament after finishing second at the Region IV-5A Tournament on Wednesday, April 28, in San Antonio.
The duo began the regional with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Floresville High School’s Samantha Fehse and Jorge Moran in the opening round. Robbins and Lovelace wrapped up day one of the tournament with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Sharyland Pioneer’s Alyssa Cantu and Angel Martinez in the quarterfinals.
The DSHS pair continued their dominant run the following day with a 6-2, 6-3 semifinal win over Corpus Christi Flour Bluff’s Kara Owens and Hunter Lazenby. In the title match, the duo fell just short of a regional championship with a 6-1, 1-6, 7-5 setback to Georgetown’s Sam and Zach Miller. Robbins and Lovelace closed out the tournament with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Boerne Champion’s Sophia Raimondo and Maddox Wilfong to secure second place and a state tournament berth.
The boys’ doubles pair of Corbin Adcox and Aidan Johannsen recorded a third-place finish at the regional tournament to finish as state alternates. Adcox and Johannsen advanced to the championship match but were bested by Alamo Heights’ Robert Hunt and Balin Patel with a 6-0, 6-2 defeat. With a state tournament spot up for grabs, the DSHS duo fell short of advancing with a 6-1, 1-6, 6-2 loss to McAllen Memorial’s Diego Salvo and Arshaan Auf.
The UIL State Tournament will be held May 20-21 at the Northside Tennis Center in San Antonio.