Michael Hawkins (12) punched his ticket to the state tennis tournament on Monday, winning his match in sectional play at Sikeston.
Hawkins defeated Garrett Hesselrode, the #2 player from Cape Notre Dame, 6-3, 6-3. The victory assured Hawkins of a spot in the state tournament on May 26 at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield, MO.
Another Tiger, Alex Tinnin (12), saw her season come to an end as she dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision to #1 singles seed Brett Johnson of Sikeston. Tinnin was the only female player that made sectionals.
Congratulations to both athletes! Good luck to Michael at state!