Sunday, November 29, 2020

Record Day: Dragons Win Two Tennis State Championships

COLLEGE STATION – Tuesday was a historic day for the Carroll Dragon tennis program.

The Dragons claimed two Class 6A state championships — boys singles and boys doubles — at the UIL State Tennis Championships in College Station.

Dragon singles player Arman Dave became the first Dragon singles player since 1998 (Justin Hunter) to win a state championship. Dave battled through a rain delay and defeated Jeremiah Gonzalez from Harlington South 6-3, 6-1 in the championship. Dave joins Hunter and Doug Fike (1996) as the only boys singles state champs. Dave becomes the first Dragon to win a 6A title.

Dave, a sophomore, won his quarterfinal match 6-1, 6-0 and defeated Roger Chou of Austin Westlake 6-2, 6-1 in the semifinal. Dave led his title match 4-1 before a one-hour rain delay.

The doubles team of Matt Landers and Alec Reusche won the first doubles state title in school history. They won in straight sets 6-3, 6-4 against a team from New Braunfels. Landers/Reusche won their quarterfinal match 6-4, 6-3 vs. Lake Travis and 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 vs. McAllen Memorial in the semifinal.

Here’s video of the final point by Landers/Reusche.

Hunter, who won a Class 4A title, took notice on Twitter of the Dave’s historic accomplishment posting this tweet.