Huskies, Trojans tie for titleEdmond North and Jenks were neck-and-neck all season for who was the best Class 6A girls tennis team. And after two months of tournaments, duals and a state tournament, nothing will be settled as the Huskies and the Trojans tied for first. "It’s always about how you perform at state, and we knew it was going to be a tough battle,” North senior Rachel Mitcham said. Mitcham placed second at No. 1 singles. The Huskies earned two championships while Jenks earned one and three runner-up finishes. The Edmond North duo of Natalie Price and Reagan Reed earned their second straight championship. The girls lost to Edmond Memorial at regionals but beat the Bulldogs in the semifinals and cruised against Jenks.
Pepper claims No. 2 singles titleWith her nerves out of the way, Edmond North freshman Ann Pepper played up to her potential at No. 2 singles. Pepper finished a sensational freshman campaign with a straight set win against Jenks’ Gabrielle Siegler to earn the championship. "She really turned up her game and made me earn it. I liked that because I wanted to feel like I won it,” Pepper said. Pepper smoked Siegler, 6-1, in the first set but trailed 5-4 in the second and Siegler had a chance to serve it out but Pepper won the final three games.
Memorial duos third, team fourthThe Edmond Memorial doubles teams played just as much a role in determining the team champions as did North and Jenks. Both of the Bulldogs’ doubles teams placed third. And when the No. 1 team of Megan Montgomery and Peyton Rainey defeated North’s Lexus Reed and Kristin Bomhoff, it guaranteed it would be a tie for the championship. Memorial sophomore Shelby Nicholson and freshman Shali Schoepflin placed third at No. 2 doubles. The Bulldogs finished fourth as a team.