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All-City tennis: Girls first-team capsules

Taking a look at the athletes who were named to The Oklahoman's All-City girls tennis first team.
by Jason Kersey Published: June 3, 2012
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PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Sarah Bowen, Heritage Hall

Class: Senior

Position: No. 1 singles

The story: Bowen claimed her fourth individual state championship in four seasons at Heritage Hall and her second No. 1 singles title as a senior. She's signed to play college tennis at Hofstra.

Jaci Smith, Edmond North

Class: Freshman

Position: No. 2 singles

The story: Smith, who is also a runner, knocked off Edmond Memorial's Megan Montgomery for the title. Her win helped Edmond North secure the team championship.

Ann Pepper, Edmond North

Class: Junior

Position: No. 1 doubles

The story: Pepper lost to Enid in the semifinals at No. 1 doubles last season, but beat Enid in the finals this year to bring home the title.

Lexus Reed, Edmond North

Class: Senior

Position: No. 1 doubles

The story: Reed and Pepper were seeded second but stormed through the bracket to bring home the title and help the Huskies win the team championship.

Jessica Borsky, Heritage Hall

Class: Freshman

Position: No. 1 doubles

The story: Borsky and Lindsey Grace fought through a tough bracket to a runner-up finish, falling to Tulsa Washington in the 5A No. 1 doubles finals.

Lindsey Grace, Heritage Hall

Class: Sophomore

Position: No. 1 doubles

The story: Won the No. 1 doubles title last year partnered with Kelsey Grace, and was runner-up this year with a new partner.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Dick Villaflor, Heritage Hall

The story: Heritage Hall was bumped up to Class 5A, but still brought home its fourth straight state title. The championship is Villaflor's 33rd between boys and girls tennis since he became coach in 1978.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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