Wingate and Voss 

Heading to State!


Noah Wingate makes 2nd trip while Casey Voss qualifies first time

 Robinson HS will send a two-edged sword to the UIL State Tennis Tournament in the form of boys’ singles powerhouses Noah Wingate and Casey Voss.

Dominating the Region III tournament in Bryan, Wingate earned his second straight appearance in the elite state contest.

Recognized as the top player in the tournament, Wingate received a bye in the first round as the #1 seed.  Noah took out the #1 player out of Jasper HS from 20AAAA in the quarterfinals 6-0, 6-1.

Semifinal round action pitted Wingate against the #4 seed from Bridge City and the Robinson HS sophomore quickly won 6-1, 6-2. 

This set up a showdown with teammate Casey Voss, also an RHS sophomore, in the tournament finals.

Voss, seeded #2 in the tournament also had a first-round bye.  His quarterfinal match ended quickly 6-0, 6-0 as he dominated the 23AAAA winner from Huffman/Hargrave HS.

Facing the #3 seed from Henderson HS out of district 19AAAA in the semis, Casey started fast by winning the first set 6-2.  He hit a bit of a wall in the 2nd set with his consistency, but regained control taking the second set 7-6 with a (7-0) set tiebreak.

The regional final match was the fourth tournament finals in which Wingate and Voss had to face each other.  Voss pushed Wingate harder than any other player but eventually fell 2-6, 3-6 as Wingate celebrated another Regional Championship.

Voss, facing the Bridge City player in a playback for 2nd place, quickly dispatched the challenger 6-1, 6-1 to claim undisputed 2nd place.  Casey was able to celebrate his first chance to compete in the upcoming state tournament.

Both RHS players will compete against the state’s best 4A players in the Texas State UIL 4A Tennis Tournament to be held at Texas A&M in College Station on Monday and Tuesday, May 16-17, 2016.

Also participating in the Region III Tennis Tournament were seniors Natalie Cox and Taylor Fox in the girls’ doubles draw.  The RHS duo won their first-round match by defeating 23AAA’s winners from Splendora in split sets 6-2, 2-6, 6-2.  A loss in the quarterfinals to Bellville ended a superb year for the young ladies.  

Megan Litton and Amanda Alsip also competed in the girls’ doubles event but lost to Center 6-3, 4-6,4-6 in the opening round.


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