Oklahoma City —
Ada earns pair of semifinal berths
OKLAHOMA CITY — The two-time defending state champion Ada Cougars had semifinalists in No. 2 Singles and No. 2 Doubles after Friday’s play at the Class 4A State tennis tournament.
Ada’s No. 2 Singles player, Charlie Hansen, defeated Gabriel Mejia of Sperry 6-1, 6-1 in the first round before knocking off Weston Weast of Crossing Christian 6-2, 6-0 in the winner’s bracket.
In No. 2 Doubles, the Cougar team of Memo Martin and Hunter Frazier breezed by Carter Loosen-Kale Yost of Kingfisher 6-1, 6-3 in the first round before taking care of Logan LaNou-Braden Mikes of Christian Heritage 6-4, 6-1 in a winner’s bracket match.
At No. 1 Singles, Ada’s Zack Whelchel rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Chris Lindsay of Wagoner before No. 4 seed Caleb Shaw of Byng sent him to the loser’s bracket with a 6-3, 6-4 victory.
The team of Tyler Rodgers and Matt Williams of Oologah upset Daniel Carpenter-Chad Whittington of Ada 6-4, 6-1 in a No. 1 Double first-round matchup. The Ada pair rebounded to defeat Kyle Cavely and Casey Cole of Sperry 6-0, 6-1 in consolation play.