Byng girls edge Christian Heritage for Class 4A title

Photo submittedByng’s No. 1 Doubles team of Bri Sanders and CeCe Sayre poses with head coach Chris Burns after winning a Class 4A Regional championship Monday in OKC.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Fueled by a championship at No. 1 Doubles, the Byng High School girls tennis team edged out Christian Heritage to secure a Class 4A Regional title Monday at the Earlywine Tennis Center in Oklahoma City.

Byng posted a team score of 32, followed by CHA at 31. Tecumseh at 30 and Elk City at 27.

The Byng pair of Bri Sanders and CeCe Sayre combined for the No. 1 Doubles crown. They knocked off CHA’s Curtis and Wall by a tightly-contested 4-6, 7-6, 7-6 decision in the semifinals before rolling to a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Elk City’s Cobb and Jones in the finals.

At No. 2 Doubles, the Lady Pirates’ Aubrey Colombe and Trenity Miller claimed third place with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Tecumseh’s Anthony and Goethy in their last match.

Courtney Blackburn, competing for Byng at No. 1 Singles, took third place with a 6-1, 6-3 decision over CHA’s Mattison Bullard.

At No. 2 Singles, the Lady Pirates’ Spencer Brown clinched fourth place with a 6-0, 6-0 shutout of Little Axe’s Aubrei Guthary.

The Class 4A State Tournament begins Friday and runs through Saturday at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center.

Jeff Cali has been covering sports in the Ada area since the mid-90s. He graduated from Byng High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from East Central University.