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.




Crouch wins Denton Mid-Cities Tournament

Denton High School senior William Crouch won Denton Mid-Cities Tournament in May 2014.

Bronco Tennis Gets Big Wins in Frisco

The Denton High School Tennis Team had its best outings of the season on February 1 at the Frisco Lone Star Tournament.  The field of the tournament included some outstanding super champ players from the region.  Denton Boys # 1 Alex Clerihew finished 2nd in the tournament, while Boys # 2 player William Crouch won the consolation bracket of the tournament.

In the girls draw, Maria Royo had one of the best performance of her tennis career at Denton High School.  Maria finished 3rd in girls singles and Rebecca Fu reached the tournament quarterfinals.

The Broncos will travel to Trophy Club in their next tournament action on February 15.   The tournament will be hosted by Trophy Club’s Byron Nelson  High School.



Varsity Boys Rankings – February 20, 2013

1) Alex Clerihew

2) William Crouch

3) Truett Ide

4) Wade Cope

5) Andrew Ciulla

6) Edali Salazar

7) Michael Heltsley

8) Will Root

* Injured Player James Marsh

Bronco Tennis Opens Spring Season with Strong Performance

The Denton High School Tennis Team opened the spring individual season with strong performances against McKinney High.  The Broncos # 1 and # 2 boys singles players, Alex Clerihew and William Crouch defeated the # 1 and # 2 players for McKinney.  Clerihew defeated Nick Ashburn in a pro-set 8-5, while Crouch defeated the Lions # 2 player Alec Hernandez  8-0.   In Girls Singles #1 Maria Royo  was an 8-2 winner of Amanda Hernandez while # 2 Rebecca Fu was an 8-1 winner over Meridith Lee. In  Girls  Doubles the Broncos # 1  team of Escamilla and Galvez won 8-7 over the McKinney #1 girls doubles team of Chung and Drozco.

The Broncos next match will be Friday afternoon January 25th when they host Northwest High School at 4:00 at the Denton High Tennis Courts.


Bronco Netters Set to Open Spring Season

The Denton High School Tennis team will open the spring tennis season on Tuesday, January 22 at McKinney High School.   The Broncos are coming off of a 3rd place team finish at the District Tennis Tournament last spring.    The Broncos will return regional qualifier Alex Clerihew for his senior season.    Clerihew was the district runner up in boys singles last spring.

The spring season for the Broncos will include 4 tournaments beginning with the Frisco Lone Star Tournament February 1.  Other tournaments will include the Byron Nelson Tournament February 15, The Goldfield Tournament on March 1 and the Northwest Tournament March 8.  The District 5-4A tournament will be held March 27 and 28 at TCU.

Varsity Boys Rankings – September 26, 2012

  1. Alex Clerihew
  2. Will Crouch
  3. Preston Hansen
  4. James Marsh
  5. Truett Ide
  6. Edali Salazar
  7. Peter Hansen

Alex Clerihew Places 2nd In Houston Tournament

We encourage Denton High tennis players to participate in tennis tournaments outside of the regular school schedule.
Denton High School senior Alex Clerihew was the #1 seed in the Racquet Pro Clear Lake Champ Major Zone (CMZ) held in Houston on September 8 & 9.   Clerihew made it to the finals in the main draw but unfortunately lost in the finals to Juan Pablo Robles of Richmond, Texas.  Juan Pablo is a college player at Prairieview A&M and just recently moved back to the states from Columbia where he also played tennis.  The guy was very, very good.  Alex lost 6-2, 6-2 after defeating three other players:  6-1,6-0; 6-3,6-0; and 6-2,7-5.  It was a very fun tournament with some amazing players.  The competition just keeps getting better and better.  Very good for tennis!

Bronco Tennis Wins Season Opener

The Denton High School Tennis Team opened the fall team tennis season on Tuesday August 28th with a 15 -7 win over Argyle at the Bronco tennis courts. The Broncos were led by a strong performance from the DHS girls who won 6 of their 7 singles matches and 2 out of the 3 doubles matches. In boys singles the Broncos went 5-3, led by top ranked Alex Clerihew who had a decisive 8-1 pro set win over Argyle’s Jack Vickery.

Next up for the 1-0 Broncos will be Saginaw High School on Friday August 30 in a 3:30 match at DHS Tennis Courts.

Denton vs Argyle Results – August 28, 2012

Boys Doubles

1. Clerihew/Crouch (DHS) vs Vickery/Alderson (AHS) – 7-9 (Argyle)

2. Pr.Hansen/Ide (DHS) vs Mooney/McMullen (AHS) – 0-8 (Argyle)

3. Cope/Marsh (DHS) vs Keil/Begaj

(AHS) – 8-1 (Denton)

Girls Doubles

1. Royo/Escamilla (DHS) vs Stein/Austin (AHS) – 1-8 (Argyle)

2. R. Fu/Garza (DHS) vs Lotze/Ar. Pollard (AHS) – 8-4 (Denton)

3. Galvez/Rashed (DHS) vs Zielinski/Al. Pollard (AHS) 8-3 (Denton)

Mixed Doubles

1. Pe. Hansen/E. Fu vs M. Kolember/Love (AHS) 9-8(7-2) Denton

Boys Singles

1. Alex Clerihew (DHS vs Jack Vickery (AHS) – 8-1 (Denton)

2. Will Crouch (DHS) vs Luke McMullen (AHS) – 7-9 (Argyle)

Will Crouch (DHS) vs Jack Vickery (AHS) – 8-6 (Denton)

3. Preston Hansen (DHS) vs Evan Alderson (AHS) 1-6, 1-6 (Argyle)

4. Truett Ide (DHS) vs Brian Mooney (AHS) 7-6 (2) , 6-2 (Denton)

5. Wade Cope (DHS vs Shawn Keil (AHS) 6-1, 6-1 (Denton)

6. James Marsh (DHS) vs Michael Kolember (AHS) 4-6, 1-6 (Argyle)

7. Peter Hansen (DHS) vs Andrew Kolember (AHS) 6-4, 6-3 (Denton)

Girls Singles

1. Emily Fu (DHS) vs Margaret Stein(AHS) 2-6, 2-6 (Argyle)

2. Maria Royo (DHS) vs Lindsey Love (AHS) 6-2, 6-1 (Denton)

3. Estefani Escamilla (DHS) vs Sydney Austin (AHS) 6-1, 6-3 (Denton)

4. Rebecca Fu (DHS) vs Lindsey Lotze (AHS) 7-5, 6-1 (Denton)

5. Flor De la Garza (DHS) vs Nicole Zilenski (AHS) 6-3, 6-1 (Denton)

6. Beatriz Galvez (DHS) vs Ariel Pollard (AHS) 6-2, 6-1 (Denton)

7. Luma Rashed (DHS vs. Ali Pollard (AHS) 8-2 (Denton)

Bronco Tennis to Open Fall Season Against Argyle

The Denton Bronco tennis team will open the Fall 2012 Team Tennis season against Argyle on August 28.  The Bronco tennis team will be led by Senior Alex Clerihew.  Clerihew was a regional qualifier for the Broncos in the Spring 2012 season after finishing as the District 4-4A Singles Runner up.  Returning varsity boys players from last year include William Crouch, Preston Hansen and Truett Ide.  New to the DHS Boys varsity this fall are Wade Cope, James Marsh, Peter Hansen and Edali Salazar.

The Broncos also return top girls player Emily Fu from last year’s team.  Other returning varsity players include Rebecca Fu, Maria Royo, Estefani Escamilla, Luma Rashad and  Flor De La Garza.  New on the DHS Girls Varsity for the fall season are Beatriz Galavez and  Sara Prybutok.

The Denton Bronco tennis team finished 3rd at the district tournament in the spring.  The Broncos open the season against Argyle at the DHS Tennis Courts at 3:30pm on August 28th.