The Highland Park Scots tennis team won the 2020 UIL 5A State Championship after defeating San Antonio Alamo Heights 10-3 in the finals Nov. 17.
This was the Scots' 33rd consecutive trip to the state tournament, their fifth consecutive championship, and their 21st title overall, a state record.
"I am so proud of all of the hard work and dedication that all of our student-athletes put in preparing for this championship run," Head Coach Dan Holden said. "They truly came together as a team and represented themselves, their parents, their school and their community like the champions they are. It was a privilege for Coach Jimenez, Coach Hogan and me to work with them this fall."
The doubles teams of Ray Saalfield/Carl Newell, Eden Rogozinski/Hayden Bethea, Cambelle Henderson/Isabella McElfresh, Isabella Rosas/Mia Rogozinski and Skyler Carter/Lucy Tilden put the Scots up 5-2, and singles players Carter, Newell, Henderson, Bethea and Mia Rogozinski put the match away. Click here for complete results.
"The Scots had an awesome season highlighted by great team effort winning many close matches in every round of the playoffs, with the state championship round being no different." HPISD Athletic Director Johnny Ringo said. "I am so happy for our coaches, Dan Holden, Tylir Jimenez and Rob Hogan, and our captains, Kyle Bezprozvanny, Cambelle Henderson, Christiane Mandes and Ray Saalfield. Congrats to the entire team on another fantastic year highlighted by our 21st state title!"
"It was so impressive to watch the resiliency of the members on this team," HPHS Principal Jeremy Gilbert said. "They rose to the occasion time and again against a very strong opponent. What made me most proud was watching them celebrate each other. They are a great representation of what you want to see from a team. Our students represented Highland Park High School with sportsmanship and class, and I couldn’t be more proud of them."