No big surprise, but the Highland Park tennis team won the Class 4A Region II Tournament over the weekend to punch its ticket to next week’s state tourney.
The Scots (20-0) will take on San Antonio Alamo Heights (18-2) in the semifinals at 1 p.m. next Monday in College Station. That will be a rematch of last year’s finals, which Highland Park captured to win its fifth straight state title.
The other 4A semifinal will be Montgomery (23-2) vs. Lubbock (26-4). The winners will square off in the championship at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5.
The Scots beat North Dallas and Lovejoy, 10-0, in the first two rounds of the regional tournament last Friday. Highland Park then topped Texas High, 10-0, in the finals. The Tigers were undefeated heading into that match.
Highland Park has won 14 state titles.