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Game Article, Tennis | August 31, 2019

CL Hawks Tennis Goes 2-0 This Year after Beating Burnet, 6-3

Seniors Rico Griffin and Stormie Dawkins will lead the Hawks this Fall Tennis Season.

               Fall Team Tennis format:
               6 Girls Singles Matches
               6 Boys Singles Matches
               3 Girls Doubles Matches
               3 Boys Doubles Matches
               1 Mix Doubles Matches
  Total of 19 matches (Team that has 10 wins for the overall match)

     Proud of CL’s Tennis Team!!

Last week Canyon Lake beat La Vernia 15 matches to 4. Which included 6 singles matches for boys and girls…3 doubles matches each for boys and girls and a mix doubles match…that was a total of 19 matches.

This Saturday, Canyon Lake went up 2-0 for their season after beating Burnet, 6 matches to 3 against the Bulldogs. Protecting the Hawk Nest and playing in a much cooler time with this battle starting at 9:00am.

Canyon Lake has upped their Sports repertoire with a good group of players that will look for improvement this year and more wins.


                   The Hawk top Tennis Players
                        Boys Singles:
                     1. Patrick McAuliffe
                     2. Rico Griffin
                     3. Shawn Bell
                     4. Gabriel Lara
                     5. Colby Jackson

                        Girls Singles:
                     1. Stormie Dawkins
                     2. Haley Gallagher
                     3. Avery Golden
                     4. Ella Moore
                     5. Harley Jackson

                     Top Doubles Teams
                        Boys Doubles:
                     Patrick McAuliffe/Shawn Bell
                     Gabriel Lara/Colin Baker

                       Girls Doubles:
                     HaleyGallagher/Avery Golden
                     Ella Moore/Harley Jackson

                      Mix Doubles
                     Rico Griffin/Stormie Dawkins


Last year, Dawkins was The Lake’s top performing player overall. Dawkins won a lot in mix doubles and also her share of singles matches. McAuliffe was Dawkins partner last year, but this year, McAuliffe will focus on singles and boys doubles. Griffin and Dawkins played in several spring tourneys last year and made it to the finals in 2 tournaments. Dawkins made it to the finals in 1 tournament in singles last spring. Lara/Baker dual made the finals in 1 tournament last year and made semis twice in boys

Jada Rainbolt and Haley Gallagher basking in the Sun.


During the 2018 season, the Hawks had 15 kids playing, this year, those numbers have soared with 27 students coming out which will justify a full varsity team and almost a full JV team. Canyon Lake will have a few players playing on both JV and Varsity different weeks so to help in not having to have forfeit matches.

Coach Mickey will have a big group of freshman and several freshman who made the varsity squad…Kylie Rust, Hayley Jackson, Colby Jackson, Cecilia Lalonde and. Avery Golden

Captains this year will be Stormie Dawkins, Rico Griffin (both seniors)

Returning varsity has Haley Gallagher who will play both doubles and singles as CL’s. Gallagher is one of the harder workers and is a great teammate.

Gabriel Lara and Colin Baker adds to Hawk tennis depth.

Matt Anderson and Zachary Elson are baseball guys who are playing fall tennis and will contribute in playing doubles.

Canyon Lake has a lot of beginning tennis players, so this year’s goals will be to grow this program, improve skills, and compete every time out.

Other returning varsity player not mentioned…Thomas Liggett who will play doubles or singles in CL’s #6 spot.

Junior Varsity will include Tanner Adams, Cooper Blackburn, Travis Parma, Frasier McNew, Mason Bolin, Mattison Kitzel, Bekah Tucker, Gwen Mccutchen, CJ Mccormick, Isabella Smith.

Way to Go Hawks!!