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April 8, 2013

Ada girls tennis team finishes seventh

Ada —      The Ada High School girls’ tennis team recorded a score of 36 and placed seventh in its own invitational tournament on Saturday.

     Ada’s Margo Martin took fourth place at No. 1 singles for the Lady Cougars, and teammate Haley Dean was eighth at No. 2 singles.

     At No. 2 doubles, the Ada combination of Menee Thomsen and Mikala Whelchel finished sixth, and the Lady Cougars’ No. 1 doubles team of Natalie Keel and Lori Ross placed 10th.

     The next competition for the Ada girls will be Wednesday, April 17, in the Guthrie Tournament at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center.

Saturday’s Results

Ada Invitational

TEAM STANDINGS

1. Enid    60

2. Duncan    52

3. Jenks    45

4. Edmond North    44

5. Broken Arrow    40

6. Heritage Hal    38

7. ADA    36

ADA INDIVIDUAL FINAL RESULTS

No. 1 Singles – Brittany Toone (Duncan) def. Margo Martin (Ada), 6-1, 6-2 (3rd place)

No. 2 Singles – Savvy Smith (Edmond Memorial) def. Haley Dean (Ada), 7-5, 6-3 (7th place)

No. 1 Doubles – Dunkelberger-Pearson (Tulsa Union) def. Natalie Keel-Lori Ross (Ada), 6-2, 6-2 (9th place)

No. 2 Doubles – Williams-Webbs (Jenks) def. Menee Thomsen-Mikala Whelchel (Ada), 6-3, 6-4 (5th place)

Ada Lady Cougars win

Sulphur Tournament

     SULPHUR — The Ada girls golf team shot a 383 to win the Lady Bulldog Tournament last Friday at the Sulphur Hills Golf Course. It was the first-ever tournament victory for a program in its fourth year of existence.

     “It was a perfect day for golf, and a great day for the girls,” said Ada head coach Ron Anderson. “The field was small due to some teams canceling at the last minute, but I was proud that we played pretty well as a team to win the tournament.”

     Ada junior Olivia Pruitt shot a sizzling 83 to win the medalist crown.

     “Olivia was on target all day today and played her best round ever,” Anderson said. “I think she missed only one fairway all day and hit many greens in regulation. But her short game was also great, and it allowed her to score low."

     Pauls Valley was runner-up at the tournament with a 421, while Dickson settled for third place at 434.

     Four other Lady Cougars placed in the top 10 individually.  Mary Kathryn Lowry finished fourth shooting 94, followed by seventh-place Elisah Canfield (101), ninth-place Kendal Wilson (105) and 10th-place Breanna Stone (105). Wilson played as an individual and edged Stone in a scorecard playoff.

     “I’m happy for the girls for winning, but even more proud of their focus throughout the day," Anderson said. "We visit daily at practice and tournaments about course management, ways to eliminate distractions, playing as a team and not as individuals —  simply managing the things you can control. I thought Friday we did that .”

     Ada is back in action today at Dornick Hills in Ardmore and will travel to Kingston at the Chickasaw Point Golf Course on Tuesday, weather permitting.

Friday, April 5

Sulphur Tournament

At Sulphur Hills Golf Course

Team Standings

1. ADA    383

2. Pauls Valley    421

3. Dickson    434

Ada Individual Results

1. Olivia Pruitt    83

4. Mary Kathryn Lowry    94

7. Elisah Canfield    101

9. Kendal Wilson    105

10. Breanna Stone    105

Magan Ivy    121

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