Pasadena Hosts Tough Competitors
The Varsity Mustangs faced some of the area's elite teams on Friday, February 10, but still came home with hard-fought wins. Valentina Roldan played to a 3rd-set tiebreaker in the Finals of the A Girls Singles bracket, bringing home a second place medal. Great job Mustangs!
Mustangs Continue Their Winning Ways
The Varsity team traveled to MacArthur High School on Friday, February 3, to compete against 17 Houston-area schools. Once again senior captains and number one seeds Valentina Roldan and Javier Flores were the champions of their respective divisions. Congratulations to Vale and Javi! The team looks forward to February 10, when they'll travel to Pasadena for their next tournament.
GPISD Hosts Varsity Invitational
The 3rd Annual GPISD Varsity Invitational Tennis Tournament took place on Friday, January 27. Players from 14 area schools participated, and hundreds of individual and doubles matches were completed that day. North Shore's own Valentina Roldan and Javier Flores were the Singles Champions in their divisions, and several others placed highly in theirs. The Girls Doubles team of Ivon Lopez and Marbella DelaTorre won 4th place, and Boys Doubles David Euceda and Aaylan Franco won 5th place medals. The Varsity Mustangs are looking forward to Friday, Feb 3, when they'll travel to MacArthur HS for more wins!
Rookies Enjoy First Tournament Experience
The New Caney Beginners' Tournament (on November 29) was a great experience for all the NS "rookie" Mustangs. This tournament is open each year to ONLY players who have first picked up a racquet this semester. The Mustangs entered 4 Girls Doubles teams, 3 Girls Singles players, 1 Boys Doubles team, and 1 Mixed Doubles team, with players from grades 9-11. We had great performances by all, and the following athletes brought home the medals: Hailey Vasquez - 4th place GS, Joselyn Alaniz/Selina Galvan - 1st place GD Consol, and George Mejia/Casandra Leal - 2nd place MXD. Great job Mustangs!
Rain Delay Doesn't Hurt the Mustangs
After rescheduling their match due to rain, Summer Creek headed back to NS for their final match of Team Tennis season. The Mustangs finished strong, with a win over the Bulldogs 15-4. Thanks to all of the supporters who came out to watch our Varsity Mustangs over the course of this season! We appreciate everyone and can't wait to start off Spring Tennis in January!
NS Travels to GCM
The Varsity Mustangs expected a tough battle in Baytown, as they visited the Patriots for their first-ever district match-up. Memorial brought their best from the start, winning 7 of the 8 doubles matches. For the first time, Captain Valentina Roldan played with a new Girls Doubles partner, Ahtziri Reyes, and the two brought home the win for the Mustangs. With help from seniors Javier Flores and Dillon Eldridge, NS was able to get 5 wins on the day, finishing with a disappointing 5-14 loss. District play closes at home on October 11 when Summer Creek comes to NSSH. Come support the team at our last home match!
Varsity Tennis Rolls Over Channelview
The Channelview Tennis Team came to North Shore on Tuesday to face off against the Mustangs at home. Though both teams have plenty of young, new-to-varsity players, the Mustangs had no problems defeating Channelview. The 19-0 shut-out left the Mustangs feeling confident and ready to prepare for their match at Goose Creek Memorial on October 4.
NS Faces Tough Kingwood Team
On a boiling-hot Tuesday the Kingwood Mustangs came to NS for a battle of the Mustangs. It was a difficult match from the beginning, as we faced a rain delay in the middle of several matches, and had to pick back up after drying the tennis courts. Our senior Mixed Doubles team suffered their first loss of the season, as did our top-ranked Girls Singles player, Valentina Roldan. The Mustangs won several hard-fought games throughout the evening, but were unable to take any matches against the experienced Kingwood group.
Our Varsity Mustangs are now looking ahead to our Channelview match on September 27 at home.
Mustangs Take on Eagles
On Friday, September 16, NS Varsity Tennis traveled to Atascosita for the first time in a Team Tennis match. The Mustangs started strong with a win by our Mixed Doubles team, a win from #3 Boys Doubles Aaylan Franco and David Euceda, and a 6-0, 6-0 victory from top-ranked Girls Singles' Valentina Roldan. However, the team could not sustain the streak, and even our later wins in Singles (from David Euceda and America Rodriguez) could not keep the Eagles from victory. NS went home 5-14, with plans to prepare for Tuesday, September 20 when Kingwood HS comes to NS for another first-time match-up.
NS Topples C.E. King
At our first home match in the 2016 Team Tennis season, the Mustangs faced off against new District opponent C.E. King. The team was immediately off to a strong start, winning 6 of the first 7 Doubles matches. NS went on to win 10 of the 12 Singles matches, with a final team score of 16-3. Congratulations Mustangs! Next up - the team faces a tough match-up in their first-time meeting with the Atascosita Eagles. Come out to Atascosita to cheer on the Mustangs Friday, September 16!
Sterling Tough on the Mustangs
On Friday the NS Varsity team traveled to Baytown to face off against the Sterling Rangers, always a tough rival in district competition. Our Mixed Doubles team of Captains Javier Flores and Valentina Roldan got the match off to an exciting start with their match win, but the Mustangs could not sustain that momentum. The team took a tough loss and are looking ahead to the home opener against C.E. King on Tuesday, September 13. Come out and support the home team!
Varsity Mustangs Beat Crosby
On Tuesday, September 6, the NS Varsity team traveled to Crosby High School for an early-season non-district match-up. The Mustangs dominated the match winning 15 of the 17 singles and doubles match-ups. Congratulations to all players, and thanks to our parents and supporters who braved the heat to come out and cheer on the team! Next up, the Mustangs take on Sterling High School on Friday, September 9 in Baytown.
Slow Opener for NS Tennis
On August 16, the Mustang Varsity kicked off the Team Tennis season with a match against cross-town rival Galena Park HS. The match was moved from a home opener to an away game due to court renovations at NSSH. It is a rebuilding year for our Mustang Varsity Tennis Team, as we lost 9 of our previous 14 starters (Congratulations graduates!). Unfortunately, the young NS team did not hold up against GP this year, and GP won the year's matchup (13-5) for the first time since this tradition began. The team is looking ahead to Crosby on September 6.