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State tennis notebook: Cascia Hall ends Heritage Hall's reign

The Chargers finished second, three points behind Cascia Hall. Tulsa Metro Christian finished third, one point ahead of Oklahoma Christian School.
by Ed Godfrey Published: May 11, 2013
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Herron and Smith finished the season with a record of 31-1, losing only to a doubles team from Heritage Hall in the regular season.

It was only the second loss of the year for Clawson and Powers.

OCS' No. 2 doubles team, Mitchell Draelos and Griffin Hullender, defeated Metro Christian's Jeff McNeal and Zac Price, 6-2, 6-4, in the state championship match.

ADA REPEATS AS CHAMPION

Ada claimed its second straight boys' state tennis championship and the 16th overall for the school (boys and girls combined).

It also was the seventh state title for Ada tennis coach Skip Griese, who has been the Cougar tennis coach for 29 years, but the first back-to-back state championships.

Ada had five starters back from last year's state title team, which edged Byng by one point.

“We played very well in the doubles,” Griese' said.

CLARK DOMINATES CLASS 4A

Freshman phenom Zeke Clark of Riverfield Country Day of southwest Tulsa, captured the No. 1 singles state title by defeating Russell Gehring of Okmulgee, 6-1, 6-0.

Gehring was the only player to win a game against Clark during the state tournament.

ACADEMIC CHAMPS

The state academic tennis championships were won by Bartlesville in Class 6A (3.945 GPA), Tulsa Washington in Class 5A (4.0) and Byng in Class 4A (4.0).

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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