Margo Martin and Haley Dean claimed singles championships as the Ada High School girls’ tennis squad rolled to a Class 5A regional title on Monday.
Martin earned the No. 1 Singles crown with an easy straight-set 6-0, 6-0 victory over McAlester’s Krystal Hixson, while Dean was a 6-1, 6-1 winner over McAlester’s Precious Crawford at No. 2 Singles.
Ada posted a team score of 31, edging out second-place and host Bixby (30). McAlester finished third with a 25.
At No. 1 Doubles, the Lady Cougar team of Natalie Keel and Meneé Thomsen earned a 7-5, 6-1 win over the team of Loretta Medina and Jennifer Amy from McAlester for third place.
Ada’s No. 2 Doubles combination of Tori Ross and Mikala Whelchel fell in their championship match to Bixby.
The Lady Cougars will compete in the Class 5A State Tournament Friday and Saturday at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center.
CKASS 5A REGIONAL
1. ADA 31
2. Bixby 30
3. McAlester 25
Ada Individual Results
No. 1 Singles – Margo Martin (Ada) def. Krystal Hixson (McAlester), 6-0, 6-0 for championship
No. 2 Singles – Haley Dean (Ada) def. Precious Crawford (McAlester), 6-1, 6-1 for championship
No. 1 Doubles – Natalie Keel/Menee Thomsen (Ada) def. Loretta Medina/Jennifer Amy (McAlester), 7-5, 6-1 for 3rd place
No. 2 Doubles – Robertson/Tidwell (Bixby) def. Tori Ross/Mikala Whelchel (Ada), 6-3, 6-1 for championship
Byng Lady Pirates tie for second
at 4A Regional Tournament
TULSA – The Byng High School girls tennis team, sparked by a championship finish from No. 2 Singles entrant Kalina Popova, finished in a tie for second place at the Class 4A Regional Tournament on Monday at LaFortune Park.
Metro Christian captured the team title with a score of 45, while Byng and Oklahoma Bible Academy tied for second at 39. Seminole was fourth at 33. There were 12 schools involved in the regional.
Popova upped her season record to 23-14 with a decisive straight-set victory over Oklahoma Bible Academy’s Hannah Jackson, 6-1, 6-3.