Trawick, McCullough excel in Tomato Fest Tennis Tournament

Two Jacksonville girls finished first and second in the Tomato Fest Tennis Tournament in the girl's 14U division on Saturday. From left, Alena Trawick won first place and Sarah McCullough took second place.

Four boys and girls from Jacksonville won medals in the Tomato Fest USPTA Gran Prix Juniors Tennis Tournament on Saturday at the Frances White Tennis Complex.

Alena Trawick won first place in the girl's 14U division, with Sarah McCullough taking the runner-up spot.

Emma Faulks of Tyler was the consolation bracket winner.

In the boy's 14U, Alex Hesterley of Jacksonville won the consolation crown.

Jess Chisholm and Daniel Gaston, both of Tyler, finished in first and second place, respectively.

Local Caleb Blakeney was the consolation winner in the boy's 18U segment where Grayson Stewart claimed first place and Camron Allen won second. Stewart and Allen are both from Whitehouse.

Meanwhile, in the girl's 12U division Whitehouse's Landry Maldanado came in first place, followed by Grace Delello from Tyler.

Samskrunti Jatavallabhula out of Longview was the consolation bracket champion.

Longview's Nathaniel Roberts bested the competition to win first place in the boy's 12U grouping.

Seth Woods (Tyler) came in second and Jackson Tomberlain earned the consolation championship.

The annual tournament was sponsored by the Jacksonville Tennis Association (JTA).

Proceeds from the tourney are used to fund college scholarships for public, private and home school students who are of good character and good academic standing and have been active tennis players.

According to Sam Hopkins of the JTA, 34 East Texans played in the tourney, with 13 of the participants calling Jacksonville home.