Red Raider Signee Wins State Tennis Title|
Texas Tech signee Connor Curry won the Texas Class 4A singles title in Austin.
May 1, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Tech signee Connor Curry added to his trophy case this week, as the senior at Wichita Falls Rider High School won the Class 4A boy’s singles state title at the Penick-Allison Tennis Center.
Curry, who signed with Tim Siegel’s Red Raiders in November, advanced to state for the third time in four years.
Curry, who is rated the No. 1 U18 player in Texas by the USTA, has been ranked as high as No. 22 nationally by TennisRecruiting.com. He won the John McFarlin Award for the most outstanding tennis player in Texas in 2013.
After defeating Amarillo High’s Davis Stewart in the Region I-4A final in Abilene, Curry used three straight set victories to earn his first state title. In fact, he won 83.7 percent of the games en route to the title.
Curry topped Pearland Dawson’s Cody Blanchard in the quarterfinals, 6-0, 6-1, before besting San Antonio Alamo Heights’ Jonah Candelario, 6-2, 6-1, in the semifinals. Curry then rolled past Texarkana Texas High’s Taylor Cramer, 6-2, 6-1 to win the state gold medal.
As a freshman, Curry fell in the finals to Texarkana Tech High’s Grant Adams, 7-6 (7-1), 7-5 . During his sophomore season in 2012, Curry lost in a heartbreaking three-setter to Austin Lake Travis’ 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, in the semifinals.
Curry joins the nation's young team in collegiate tennis this fall, as the Red Raiders return their entire starting lineup for next season.