Cypress, TX News – Tennis Players Finish Season at State Tournament

Cypress, TX News (May 22, 2015) – Five CFISD student athletes completed their 2015 tennis season in the UIL State Championship in College Station on May 12.

Rylee Braeden prepares for a forehand shot in her state quarterfinal match against San Antonio Johnson’s Chuyang Guan.

Rylee Braeden prepares for a forehand shot in her state quarterfinal match against San Antonio Johnson’s Chuyang Guan.

Cypress Falls High School sophomore Rylee Braeden lost in the quarterfinal round of the girls’ singles bracket, 6-4, 6-1, to San Antonio Johnson’s Chuyang Guan.

“Rylee ran into a tough opponent and at this level you’ve got to be playing at the top of your game with no mistakes. It puts a lot of pressure on you,” said Lee Joiner, Cypress Falls tennis coach. “She is a great competitor and has brought a buzz to this team making it to state the past two years. I’m very proud of her.”

Cypress Ranch High School’s boys’ doubles team of Christian Borrerro and Dylan Payne also lost in the state quarterfinals, 6-2, 6-2, to Austin Westlake’s Jordan Pitts and Nick Ruzicka.

“Dylan and Christian had an outstanding season,” said Minh Phan, Cypress Ranch tennis coach. “They won six and were runners-up in two out of eight tournaments. Their only two losses came from the final at Klein and regional tournaments. Our region is so tough every year and getting to state is a huge accomplishment. Christian and Dylan worked so hard all season to have a chance to make it to state, and I’m so proud of them.”

Langham Creek High School’s mixed doubles team of David Mann and Kelsey Vincik were defeated 6-3, 6-3 in the state quarterfinal by New Braunfels’ team of Alejandro Caviedes and Hunter Blesser.

“It was a tough ending to a great spring season,” said Stan McMillian, Langham Creek tennis coach. “Having to wait all day for their match to begin hurt their start, but was not the reason for coming up short. The match was extremely close with almost every game going to deuce. David and Kelsey were very disappointed after the match but will realize that this was a huge accomplishment, making state. The Lobos nation are very proud of the duo and we will celebrate their season and start getting the team ready for next season.”