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State high school tennis tournament: Top player skips playoffs

Zeke Clark, the defending 4A state champion from Riverfield Country Day in Tulsa, chose not to participate in the state high school playoffs. Clark, a sophomore who is one of the top tennis players in the country, has been competing in national tournaments during the high school season.
by Ed Godfrey Published: May 16, 2014
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There will be a new individual state champion in Class 4A despite last year’s winner being just a freshman.

Zeke Clark, the defending 4A state champion from Riverfield Country Day in Tulsa, chose not to participate in the state high school playoffs.


Clark, a sophomore who is one of the top tennis players in the country, has been competing in national tournaments during the high school season.

Ada is the two-time defending state team champion in Class 4A.

CRAWFORD EARNS TOP SEED

With Clark not in the tournament, the top seed in Class 4A in No. 1 singles is Blake Crawford of Mount St. Mary.

Crawford defeated Jacob Taylor of Oologah 6-0, 6-1 Friday in the first round then downed Jordan Dotson of Sallisaw 6-1, 6-2 in the quarterfinals.

He will meet Caleb Shaw of Byng in the semifinals.

Lucas Meacham of Crossings Christian is the No. 2 seed in No. 1 singles and also advanced to the semifinals. Meacham will meet Skylar Abbott of Poteau in the other semifinal on Saturday.

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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