Five Scots Headed to Austin

Five Highland Park tennis players earned spots in the Class 4A state tournament by finishing in the top two in the finals of the Class 4A Region II Tournament on Wednesday in Denton.

The girls doubles team of Kristen Adams/Melanie Marlin beat teammates Sarah Cannon/Alin Piranian, 6-3, 6-4, in the finals after losing to them in the District 10-4A finals. Both teams earned state berths. Adams won state in doubles last year with Abby Stainback.

In boys singles, Avery Scober battled all the way to a playback, where he beat Frisco Heritage’s Nihar Damarasingu, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3, to earn his first trip to the spring tennis state tourney.

The boys doubles team of Luke Stainback/John Mee and the mixed doubles team of John Daseke/Adrienne Fleck both lost in playbacks.

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