• Skip Leon photo/Groesbeck Journal
    Groesbeck sophomore Colby McWhorter hits a shot during practice Monday. McWhorter will be making his second trip to the state tennis tournament this week. He played doubles last year but will compete in boys' singles this year.
  • Skip Leon photo/Groesbeck Journal
    Groesbeck tennis players, from left, Hannah DeFriend, Colby McWhorter and Josie Wells will compete at the Class 3A state tournament in College Station Thursday and Friday. McWhorter will play in the boys' singles division and DeFriend and Wells will play in girls' doubles.
  • Skip Leon photo/Groesbeck Journal
    Groesbeck tennis player Hannah DeFriend hits a backhand during practice Monday. DeFriend and doubles teammate Josie Wells will compete at the state tennis tournament for the second consecutive year. The state tourney is in College Station Thursday and Friday.
  • Skip Leon photo/Groesbeck Journal
    Groesbeck's Josie Wells hits a shot during tennis practice Monday. Wells, a senior, will make her second consecutive trip to the state tennis tournament with doubles partner Hannah DeFriend. The state tourney will be in College Station Thursday and Friday.

​​​​​​​Groesbeck Tennis

By Skip Leon

Going to the state tennis tournament is a tradition at Groesbeck High School and this year is no exception.

Sophomore Colby McWhorter will compete in Class 3A boys' singles and the girls' doubles team of Josie Wells and Hannah DeFriend will play at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center and the Omar Smith Intramural Tennis Center at Texas A&M in College Station.

It is the second year playing at the state tournament for all three netters. McWhorter played doubles last year. Wells and DeFriend competed as a team in College Station.

McWhorter's quarterfinals match will be against defending state runner-up John Marshall of Brady at 8 a.m. Thursday. The winner will play in the semifinals at 2 p.m. Thursday. The championship match will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday.


To read more of this story, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of The Groesbeck Journal! You can also subscribe online or call 254-729-5103.

Groesbeck Journal

P.O. Box 440
Groesbeck, TX 76642
Phone: 254-729-5103
Fax: 254-729-0362