The McKinney North doubles team of Jordan Hart and Matt Mattei’s road to the 4A state title ended in State Quarterfinals.
The young Bulldogs faced a very experienced doubles team of O’Rourke and Mayo of Lake Travis HS in the opening round in Austin.
Mayo and O’Rourke were the favorites to win state this year and made good on that prediction. Hart and Mattei battled for close to 3 hours before falling in a 3rd set to the Cavalier Team. The Bulldogs lost a tough match 7-6, 4-6, 6-4. The Bulldogs never surrendered in the match after losing the 1st set in a heart breaking tie breaker they bounced back to win the 2nd set 6-4. Hart and Mattei also battled back from 5-1 down in the 3rd set before they finally lost the 3rd set 6-4.
“It was an amazing match and a lot of fun to be part of and watch,” North coach Jon Stein said.