The Copperas Cove High School tennis team opened the season with a 13-6 win over Temple at home Tuesday. The Bulldawgs won six of the seven doubles matches to gain an early advantage.

“I challenged the team to come out at least up 5-2 after doubles,” coach Paul Talbett said. “Seven of the 12 singles matches went to a third-set tiebreaker.

“We won four out of seven tiebreakers.”

Noah Chapman and Jalen Nix earned a pair of wins for the Bulldawgs. The duo won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles, Chapman won 4-5, 7-6 (1), (10-0) at No. 1 singles and Nix earned a 6-1, 3-6 (10-7) win at No. 2 singles.

Gavin Glick and Nick Motley won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2 doubles, and Ari Diaz and Noah Samirripa won 7-6 (7), 6-2 at No. 3 doubles.

Alyssa Gonzalez and Abby Mackwelung won 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1 doubles and Telsa Mackwelung and Alex Peralta won 6-1, 7-5 at No. 3 doubles.

Ethan Hernandez and Paige Purdum won 6-2, 6-3 in mixed doubles.

Diaz, Samarripa, Gonzalez, Zamira Manuel and Nadrena Reid won singles matches for CCHS.

The Bulldawgs face Killeen at home today and will compete in the Centex Team Tennis Tournament on Friday at home and surrounding Killeen schools beginning at 8:30 a.m.


Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Copperas Cove


Noah Chapman/Jalen Nix (CC) def. Matt Swords/Mark Swords, 6-1, 6-3.

Gavin Glick/Nick Motley (CC) def. Kimble Horsak/Domingo, 6-4, 6-2.

Ari Diaz/Noah Samirripa (CC) def. Naman Bhakta/Dominic Gamino, 7-6 (7), 6-2.


Alyssa Gonzalez/Abby Mackwelung (CC) def. Kennedy Cox/Elizabeth Cardenas, 6-0, 6-3.

Mary Montgomery/Shri Ramanathan (T) def. Zamira Manuel/Nadrene Reid, 7-5, 6-1.

Telsa Mackwelung/Alex Peralta (CC) def. Erika Fernandez/Hancock, 6-1, 7-5.


Ethan Hernandez/Paige Purdum (CC) def. Thompkins/Taylor Haddock, 6-2, 6-3.


Chapman (CC) def. Matt Swords, 4-6, 7-6 (1), (10-0).

Nix (CC) def. Bhakta, 6-1, 3-6, (10-7).

Diaz (CC) def. Mark Swords, 0-6, 6-3, (14-12).

Samarripa (CC) def. Horsak, 6-2, 3-6, (10-2).

Gamino (T) def. Glick, 3-6, 6-4, (10-8).

Josh Curtis (T) def. Isiah Ramirez, 7-5, 6-7 (1), (10-5).


Montgomery (T) def. A.Mackwelung, 6-4, 6-3.

Gonzalez (CC) def. Cardenas, 6-10, 6-4.

Manuel (CC) def. Cox, 6-3, 6-0.

Reid (CC) def. Haddock, 6-0, 6-0.

Ramanathan (T) def. Peralta, 6-3, 6-2.

Fernandez (T) def. Purdum, 6-1, 6-7 (0), (10-5).

Records: Copperas Cove 1-0. Next match: Today vs. Killeen, 8 a.m.

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