Denton’s Alex Clerihew reaches UIL Regional Finals

Alex Clerihew during the 1st Round of the Regional UIL Tennis Tournament in Abilene.

Alex Clerihew during the 1st Round of the Regional UIL Tennis Tournament in Abilene.

Denton High School Senior Alex Clerihew today reached the finals of the Class 4A Region I Tennis Tournament in Abilene. Clerihew was the District runner-up in boys singles held last month at TCU. He advanced to the Regional Tournament on the strength of that performance. In his first round match, Clerihew defeated Jeff Crespo from North Richland Hills 6-1, 6-1 . In the second round he came from behind to knock out the 2nd seed, Robert Woody from Lubbock High School 6-7(4-7), 6-4, 6-2 to reach the semi-finals. Clerihew defeated the #3 seed Ben Gutierrez from Dumas in the semi-finals 6-2, 6-3 for a chance to play for the regional championship on Tuesday.

The top two players from the regional tournament will advance to play in the state championship tournament in Austin April 29 and 30.