FS Tennis Star gets major award


The West Texas Tennis Association (WTTA) presented the WTTA Junior Athlete of the Season Award to Fort Stockton senior Darryn Sanchez.

Sanchez has been a four-year varsity player for Fort Stockton High School. He has played both doubles and singles during that time and this year played the number one line in the singles division.

The three-year honor roll student was voted as the 2018 Most Valuable Player. This year, Sanchez has been a finalist in every tournament in which FSHS has competed. Sanchez is currently ranked #14 in his division in the USTA (United States Tennis Association) Texas Section.

Going into district competition this spring, Sanchez had a 30-4 record and had recently won the championship at the Fort Stockton April USTA Challenger.

Sanchez finished as the first place District Champion at the 2-4A district meet in Seminole, TX. He then finished with the 1-4A Regional Championship in Lubbock, qualifying him for Texas’ state tournament in College Station later this month.

“Darryn has put in the work and dedication required to have a successful senior season,” Bert Rainwater, JTT Area League Coordinator, USTA Tournament Director and UIL Regional Site Director, said. “He has successfully balanced school, work and tennis this year - his senior leadership on and off the court has been a valuable asset and will be greatly missed next year.”