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State tennis tournament: Edmond North wins fourth straight boys tennis championship

The Huskies won their fourth straight state boys tennis championship Saturday, capturing state titles in each of the Class 6A singles and doubles matches.
by Ed Godfrey Modified: May 11, 2013 at 6:33 pm •  Published: May 11, 2013
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photo - Edmond North's Nate Roper plays against Stillwater's Noah Smith during the 6A Boy's State Tennis Tournament at the OKC Tennis Club in Oklahoma City, OK, Friday, May 10, 2013,  By Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman
Edmond North's Nate Roper plays against Stillwater's Noah Smith during the 6A Boy's State Tennis Tournament at the OKC Tennis Club in Oklahoma City, OK, Friday, May 10, 2013, By Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman

Roper was one of three Edmond North players to claim a third individual state championship Saturday at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center.

David Hager won the No. 2 singles crown for the third consecutive year, defeating Daniel Langston of Ponca City 7-5, 6-0 in the title match.

Junior Bryan Lilley won his third state championship at No. 2 doubles for the Huskies, this year pairing with partner Pierce Bryant to defeat Tulsa Union's Andrea Kut and Mitchell Mathias 6-3, 6-2 in the championship finals.

In the No. 2 doubles state championship match, the Huskies' Tanner Chambers and Chase Haddican bested Edmond Memorial's McCann Bell and Preston Choi 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

The state tennis championship for Edmond North completes the most successful athletic season in school history for the Huskies.

Edmond North claimed the tennis title just three hours Saturday after the Huskies won the state boys soccer championship.

Overall, the Huskies won six team state championships during the school year, the most in history.

In addition to boys' tennis and boys' soccer, the Huskies also were crowned state champions in softball, boys' golf, wrestling and girls' swimming.

Edmond North had won five state championships each of the last two years.

The Huskies also won 14 of 19 possible Metro Conference championships this school year, the most ever.

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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