Ed North: No slowing down for boys tennis...
By Robert Przybylo
The girls tennis championships at the Bishop McGuinness Tournament were all over by 2:30. For the boys, none of the championships at the Santa Fe Racquet Club had even taken the court yet by that time Wednesday.
But once they did, it sure was fun as there were two high quality finals. And if it wasn’t for super tie-breakers, who knows how much longer those two could have played?
The Edmond North boys returned the favor of the Irish girls by sweeping all four titles. And the McGuinness boys traded spots with the North girls and placed second.
There were two dynamite matches going on right next to each other. The No. 1 doubles final pitted North’s Baylor Spring and Nate Roper against McGuinness” John Byrne and Jonathan Kraft.
The Huskies took the first set, 6-4, but the Irish duo found their groove in the second set. McGuinness won the final four games of the second to earn the 6-3 edge.
In the super tie-breaker, McGuinness took an early 5-2 lead, but North would not be denied. With the Huskies up 8-7, North received a kind bounce from the net to earn a match point and closed the deal 10-7.
I caught up with Spring and Roper following the match and both said what we already knew: that was a dang good match.
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