Tors Come Through in the Clutch


Rilee Whinery, Reporter

What a finish! The Tors started out at Kempner yesterday. Jacob Hart and Claire Jobe scratched out a much-needed mixed doubles match, winning their 10-point tiebreaker (14-12). After doubles, the Tors were down 2-5, but the Tors fought back to even the score 6-6 before lightning ended the day. The only singles loss from yesterday came against Kempner’s number one boy, the defending state champion. 

At the Ball courts this morning, several of the matches finished quickly. The Tors found themselves down 8-9, needing to win both of the last two matches for victory. Sofia Grasso fought back after losing her first set (3-6) but won her second (6-4) and tiebreaker (13-11)! Sofia was clutch in a must win match. Claire Jobe sealed the deal for the Tors, never losing control of her match (6-3, 6-2). 

The Tors Varsity Tennis playoff run ended today after dropping to a very strong Foster team. It was an incredible fall season for the Tors capped off by playoff wins to become Area Champions. 

After losing their first district match to Friendswood, the Tors had a total match score of 54-3 in the rest of district play. The Tors second-place regular season finish set them up for first-round playoffs against the school that ended their season last year, Nederland. This year the Tors beat them by seven matches. 

The first-round win put the Tors on a collision course with Kempner High School and the boys’ 5A singles defending state champion. Kempner had a talented team, but the Tors were not intimidated. They beat Kempner last week 10-9 to end the season as Area Champs.

We’ve got some momentum heading into spring and are excited for the new season,” said Head Coach Kyle Fisher.