Cypress Ranch High School senior Courtney Andersonwill represent CFISD at the upcoming UIL State Championships after winning the girls’ singles championship at the Region III-5A Tennis Championships, April 16-17 at Deer Park High School.
Anderson, who was seeded fifth entering the tournament, knocked off three higher seeds—including a 6-1, 6-1 victory over top-seeded Samantha Martino of Seven Lakes High School in the semifinals—to advance to state.
Anderson will compete at the UIL State Tennis Championships, set for April 29-30 at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center at the University of Texas.
“Courtney had a great tournament. After placing second at district, she got more motivated and worked harder to prepare for regionals with a goal of making it to state,” said Minh Phan, Cypress Ranch head tennis coach. “As a result, she accomplished her regional goal and is very much looking forward to the state tournament. I’m very happy for her to represent Cy Ranch and the Cy-Fair district at state.”
CFISD’s other top-three finisher was Jersey Village sophomore Laura Galvan, who placed third in the girls’ singles bracket. Galvan lost to the No. 2 seed in the semifinal round, but won the third-place match against Martino to place.
Cypress Ranch High School senior Courtney Anderson, third from left, proudly wears her gold medal from winning the Region III-5A girls’ singles tennis championship on Wednesday. Joining Richardson are (L-R) teammates Daniela Herrera, sophomore, and Savannah Smith, senior, and head coach Minh Phan.
A UIL official drapes the gold medal around Cypress Ranch senior Courtney Anderson’s neck following her Region III-5A girls’ singles championship. Anderson will compete at the State Tennis Championships April 29-30 in Austin.