Ada High was one of the only three schools with three players at Tuesday’s All-State tennis matches at the University of Tulsa, but the AHS delegation couldn’t help the East on a day when the West dominated both boys and girls action.
Madison Whitworth and Erica Poe, who teamed up for a fifth-place finish in No. 1 doubles at this year’s Class 5A state tournament, both lost singles matches Tuesday, then they closed out the day by losing their final set as partners.
Whitworth, a late addition to the All-State roster after Rachel Scroggs of Jenks broke her ankle earlier in the week, lost to Kate Levalley of Duncen, 8-2, in her singles match, then Poe was beaten by Caitlin Bell of Edmond Memorial, 8-4.
In doubles action, Poe and Whitworth fell to Bell and Kaylyn Baker of Clinton, 8-2.
Chase Sheffield, part of No. 1 doubles teams that finished third in the state the past two years to help the Ada boys to back-to-back runner-up finishes, teamed with Reider Hunt of 5A state champion Bishop Kelley to drop an 8-4 decision to Gavin Dubberstin of Edmond Memorial and Nick Jordan of Edmond North in doubles. Sheffield then lost to Kevin Boyd of Norman North, 8-1, in his doubles match.
“The West girls and boys both dominated, but Ada, Edmond North and Cascia Hall were the only schools with three players (who made All-State),” Ada High tennis coach Skip Griese said.