- Ada, Oklahoma


May 19, 2014

Byng tennis team in good shape after Day 1 of Class 4A State Tournament


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.

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