Representatives from Oologah and Henryetta were saying the same thing. Teams such as Oklahoma Bible Academy were chiming in as well. For schools that don’t get to play or see Putnam North sophomore Chris Haworth that often, it was an eye-opening experience at the state tennis tournament. Whether it was the spin he put on his serve or a powerful forehand or a running backhand volley that nipped the sideline in the championship final that had to be seen to be believed, the answer was the same. Yep, Haworth just did that, and yep, he really is that good. Haworth picked up the trifecta, going 38-0 and winning the No. 1 singles Class 6A state championship to go with Putnam North winning its first boys state tennis championship. To have one of the three would be good, but to have all three makes him easily The Oklahoman’s Boys All-City Tennis Player of the Year. "I felt this could all be possible because I had beaten all the players coming back. There was a lot of pressure from myself and from the team for me to win, but I felt I was ready for it,” Haworth said. Haworth placed fifth as a freshman and entered the season as a slight favorite to take the crown. Midway through the season, there was no question as to who was the best boys singles player in the state. "He was a lot more mature this season and was really more prepared mentally this season,” said Putnam North coach David Diefenderfer, who was selected as Boys Coach of the Year. "His attitude was better, and it helped the whole team.” Haworth grew six inches from his freshman to sophomore season and went from being a baby-faced freshman to being an unstoppable force on the court. At 6-foot, opposing players had no weaknesses to exploit as he still had good coverage of the court but had added more power to his game. The school celebrated the championship a few days later, and Haworth said he would like to experience that feeling again. "The girls have three championships, so we don’t want to stop with just this one,” Haworth said.