South’s Gonzalez settles for silver at state tennis tourney

Harlingen South’s Jeremiah Gonzalez’s final trip to the UIL state tennis tournament was by far his most successful, even if it didn’t end exactly the way he might have wanted it to.

In the Class 6A boys’ singles finals on Tuesday, Gonzalez came up short against Arman Dave of Southlake Carroll, falling 6-3, 6-1 at the Mitchell Tennis Center and Omar Smith Instructional Tennis Courts at Texas A&M University.

Regardless, Gonzalez ends his high school tennis career with a silver medal and will be remembered as one of the Valley’s most successful tennis athletes, having qualified for the state tournament each of his four years at South.

“He (Dave) was very consistent and he didn’t miss any balls,” Gonzalez said of his final opponent. “But there were things I could have done differently, but I did the best I could.”

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