The annual Hwy-287 tennis tournament was held on Friday and Saturday at the Waxahachie and Ennis tennis courts.

Teams that attended the tournament included Arlington Bowie, Belton, Corsicana (No. 15 in state), Ennis, Groesbeck, Lindale (No. 19), Midlothian, Nacogdoches, Rockwall Heath, Texas High (No. 13), Tyler Lee, Hewitt Midway (No. 11), Waxahachie, Whitehouse, Wichita Falls Rider (No. 3) and Wichita Falls High (No. 5). 

“Like I say every year, I think the 287 is a great tournament for my players and we are very proud to be the co-hosts,” Waxahachie tennis coach Perry Nutt said. “It shows my players the type of competition that exists throughout the state.

“I think all of my players did a great job this weekend and competed to the best of their ability against some tough opponents. As a team, we finished 12th out of 16 teams. Of course, I would like to finish higher next year, but I don’t think our results were bad considering six of the 16 teams were in the top-25 in the state.”

Waxahachie had three boys competing in singles matches, two girls in singles, two girls doubles teams and one mixed doubles team.

Cole Brown competed for Waxahachie and earned seventh place in the boys’ B singles. His most notable win was against Wichita Falls Rider (8-2).

With the highest overall finish for Waxahachie, Hannah Bush and Danielle Calhoun earned sixth place in the girls’ A doubles. In the third round the Lady Indians defeated Ennis 3-6, 6-4, 11-9 tiebreak.

Waxahachie’s girls’ doubles team of Devin Morgan and Gable Brady earned ninth place in the B doubles. In the first round they defeated Rockwall Heath, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Justin Miller, fresh off a trip to regional in swimming, earned 11th place in the boys’ B singles. He defeated Wichita Falls High, 8-2.

WHS’s Elliot Frey finished 15th in boys’ B singles. He defeated Whitehouse 8-4 in a good contest.

In girls’ singles, Isabel Cadena finished 14th while Haley Nutt finished ninth in the B singles. Nutt topped Arlington Bowie, 6-4, 6-2, in the opening round.

Mixed doubles action for the Indians saw Matt Scheurmann and Emily Perez take the court at Ennis. The team finished 15th overall in mixed doubles A.

Waxahachie is scheduled to take part in the Mertz Tournament at Corsicana this Friday.