Martin High School tennis courts dedicated – Laredo Morning Times

The Laredo Independent School District Board of Trustees dedicated the Martin High School Tennis Court Complex during a ceremony on Wednesday morning. The Tennis Court Complex was named in honor of Dr. Alfredo and Tina Treviño, while the Championship Court was named in honor of Fausto Dovalina, Jr.

Family, friends, and former co-workers of the Treviño’s and Dovalina gathered to celebrate the naming of the complex. LISD Board of Trustees President Hector Garcia and LISD Superintendent Sylvia Rios addressed the audience. Also speaking during the ceremony were the honorees who expressed their appreciation to the LISD Board of Trustees.

Dr. Treviño and his wife, Tina, are the proud owners of Treviño Eye Clinic. They are strong advocates in the community for tennis, are active members of the Laredo Tennis Association and serve on various committees for the U.S. Tennis Association Texas Section.

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“We want to thank the LISD Board of Trustees for this great honor. We are humbled and overwhelmed,” said Tina Treviño. “We applaud the LISD board members for their vision. These wonderful tennis facilities being built throughout the district will benefit the students. The children of LISD deserve it.”

Dr. Treviño graduated from Martin High School in 1961 and was named Tiger Legend in 2005. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. His honors include the Daybreak Rotary Club’s Rotarian of the Year, Angel of Hope for Laredo, Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, and Latin American Sports Hall of Fame. He is a member of the Laredo Boys and Girls Club, Laredo Border Olympics, and Leadership Laredo.

Mrs. Treviño taught at St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Galveston, Alma Pierce Elementary School, United Day School, and coached tennis at St. Augustine School. She is the office administrator for the family’s business, Treviño Eye Clinic. She was a member of the United ISD Board of Trustees for seven years and the Texas Association of School Board representing area school districts. She was president of the Laredo Tennis Association. They were also named the U.S. Tennis Association Texas Family of the Year.

“I stand here before you as a perfect example of what can be accomplished when one has the dedication and support to follow one’s dream,” said Dovalina. “My dream was always to help young boys and girls accomplish their dreams. For me tennis was the way to do that.”

Also speaking on behalf of Mr. Dovalina was his wife, Adriana. “Coach would like to thank the LISD school board members, Superintendent Sylvia Rios, and the selection committee for this wonderful honor.

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As both a former student and faculty member Tigerland will always be his home,” said Dovalina. “To the many Martin High School tennis players he had the good fortune to mentor, your coach says thank you all for what we accomplished here together as a team. It was your hard work and effort that made it possible for me to be honored here today. Thank you for giving me the ride of a lifetime.”

Dovalina who graduated from Martin High School was a member of the tiger Tennis Team for four years. In the 1980s he returned to his Alma Mater to coach the tennis team. During his tenure, the Martin Tennis Program achieved numerous successes including Girls Singles Regional Qualifiers eight times, Girls Team District Champions two times. In 1991, he took on the role of PE Coach at Farias Elementary School, where he introduced his students to the sport of tennis. His program at the elementary school level developed many future Tiger Tennis Team players.

He dedicated 33 years of his life to the students of LISD until his retirement. He was a member of the Border Olympics and the Laredo Tennis Association

Reverend Paul Frey of Christ Chruch Episcopal provided the invocation. The Martin High School ROTC, under the direction of Major Jose R. Orazco, presented the colors. The Martin High School Band, under the direction of Bobby Castro, performed the National Anthem, while Martin High School tennis players, Gerardo Westerman and Jaqueline Arizola recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

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