Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

March 12, 2013

Tarver, Clarke win mixed doubles at tourney

Mineral Wells Index

— Winning their fourth mixed doubles title in the past five tournaments, Mineral Wells senior Molly Clarke and freshman Ty Tarver bested the field Thursday at the Mineral Wells High School courts as part of the Millsap tournament.

Tarver and Clarke breezed in their first two matches, 6-1, 6-0 and 6-0, 6-1 before winning 6-2, 6-1 in the finals.

In boys’ doubles, the MWHS pairing of Max Grider and Orlando Garcia won their opening match, 9-7, before falling 6-2, 6-4 in the next round.

The MWHS mixed doubles No. 2 team of Whitworth and R. Montgomery lost to Poolville, 8-6, but came back for an 8-3 win before falling to Millsap, 8-2, in consolation finals.

In MWHS boys’ singles, Eric Parker won his opening match, 6-4, 3-6 ,10-4 (tiebreaker), followed with a 7-5, 6-3 win but lost in the title match, 0-6, 2-6.

In girls’ doubles, the Lady Rams team of Rachell Merritt and Emily Loya won their opener, 8-3, but fell in the next round.

The Lady Rams’ No. 1 doubles team of Cierra Turk and Maycie McCauley won 8-4 in their opening match and won 6-4,6-2 in the second round before falling in semi-finals.