Hager, a junior, is one of three Edmond North players who will be playing for their third state championship Saturday.
Nate Roper is the defending state champion at No. 1 singles. He also won the No. 2 singles title as a freshman. Junior Bryan Lilley is seeking his third state championship at No. 1 doubles for the Huskies.
Edmond North, which is trying to win its fourth consecutive boys team state championship, advanced both of its singles and doubles pairs into Saturday's semifinals.
Hager likely will be playing No. 1 singles for Edmond North next season since Roper will graduate next weekend.
“Nate is a great player,” Hager said. “We go back and forth all the time. It would be fun to play (No.) 1. I would definitely be willing to step up to the challenge.”