Boys Tennis: Can anyone touch Chris Haworth?
By Robert Przybylo
A new year, but it’s the same teams and names dominating the boys tennis scene, much like the girls. Not that that’s a horrible thing but don’t be surprised to see the same people hoisting the championships.
It’s going to be tough to duplicate the outstanding finish in 6A where Putnam North earned the team title because the Norman North doubles team beat Union in a great, memorable showdown.
But we’ll try.
- The star to watch is still Putnam North’s Chris Haworth. The junior was phenomenal last year in going undefeated and winning the No. 1 singles title. Looking across the board, not sure who will challenge him. With Duncan Fugitt gone for Edmond Memorial, left without much of a foil.
His biggest competition may be Edmond North’s Casey Distaso, but we’re not even sure if he’ll be competing. I had a chance to talk with Distaso on Monday night, and he is still thinking it over. The state tournament falls right on graduation weekend, and he’s the Valedictorian. What to do, what to do? I’ll have much more to say on this later in the week.
- Can Norman North duplicate the success of Sam Geurkink and Kevin Boyd? Nick Harderson and Chris Marrs return for the club. NNorth’s rival, Norman, is trying to stick its head into the conversation this year. I wrote more about the Tigers in Tuesday’s paper, dealing with freshman Jarrett Ferguson and new coach Jamie Wheat. For that story, go here.
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