Player of the Year
WHITNEY RITCHIE Bishop McGuinness→Class: Junior →Position: No. 1 singles →Record: 29-0 →The story: After winning state championships at doubles as a freshman and sophomore, had no problem earning first singles championship despite Irish moving up to Class 5A.
JULIE LABARTHE Heritage Hall→Class: Junior →Position: No. 1 singles →Record: 28-1 →The story: It was a return to glory for Heritage Hall with Labarthe leading the way. Didn’t drop a set all through regionals and at the state tournament to win first title at No. 1 singles in 4A.
KATELYN CONNELLY Bishop McGuinness→Class: Senior →Position: No. 1 doubles →Record: 31-0 →The story: Showed versatility during her time with Irish, winning two state championships at singles and closing career with a doubles championship. Will continue career at Oklahoma.
EMILY CONRAD Bishop McGuinness→Class: Junior →Position: No. 1 doubles →Record: 31-0 →The story: Won her third state championship with her third different partner. Duo lost four games combined at state tournament.
BECCA ARNOLD Heritage Hall→Class: Senior →Position: No. 1 doubles →Record: 15-0 →The story: Had no problems adjusting to new partner Sarah Bowen late in the season and won her first state championship, not dropping a set at the state tournament.
SARAH BOWEN Heritage Hall→Class: Freshman →Position: No. 1 doubles →Record: 15-0 →The story: Opened year at No. 2 singles and played well but thrived at No. 1 doubles late in the year. Already one of the most athletic players in the state. Coach of the Year
DEE ANN WALLAR EDMOND NORTH→The story: Pulled off the upset of the tournament as Edmond North beat Jenks in three of the four state championship finals to earn its first title since 2006 and Wallar’s first as head coach. By Robert Przybylo