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.