Ardmore's boys team wins second place.

In Garvin County on Friday, the Ardmore tennins team competed at the Pauls Valley Invitational Tennis Tournament.

The girls team won. The boys team finished second behind Norman.


1 Doubles

Hannah Oliver and Maegan Carney won first place.

They defeated a team from Tecumseh to advance to the semifinals, where they faced a duo from Elk City. Ardmore dropped the first set, then triumphed 6-1 in the second set to force a super tiebreaker, which they won.

In the final, against Pauls Valley, Carney and Oliver won the first set 6-4. The Lady Panthers team won the second set despite a 6-6 tie. In that case, the first team to score two consecutive points wins.

The Lady Tigers won the super tiebreaker, 11-9.

Players compete in a super tiebreaker instead of a full third set. They play to 10, though the winner must triumph by at least two points.

2 Doubles

The Lady Tigers' Lizbeth Corona and Madison Tellez also won first place.

Ardmore's duo dominated a team from Western Heights, triumphing in straight sets: 6-0, 6-0. Against a team from Tecumseh, the Lady Tigers advanced to the finals by winning again in straight sets: 6-1, 6-1.

In the championship, Corona and Tellez defeated a duo from Elk City: 6-5, 6-1.

1 Singles

Lizette Corona finished fourth. She advanced to the semifinals by defeating her opponent from Woodward: 6-1, 6-2. In the semifinals, Corona faced Kyra Whitten of Elk City. Corona won the first set: 6-0. Whitten claimed the second set, 6-5, and the super tiebreaker, 10-8.

In the third-place match, Corona opposed Emily Ridley of Tecumseh. Corona lost the first set 6-1. She won the second set, 6-4, requiring a super tiebreaker. Ridley won 10-8 to secure third place.

2 Singles

Ardmore's Tatum Willis placed second. She defeated her Pauls Valley foe: 6-0, 6-4. In the semifinals, she defeated Jennifer Nguyen of Western Heights: 6-4, 6-3. Norman's Sheridan Grunsted defeated her in the finals: 6-2, 6-2.


1 Doubles

Nicholas and Isaiah Williams won. In the first round, the duo defeated a team from Anadarko: 6-3, 6-1. Advancing to a semifinal, the Tigers' team rallied to win the second set, 6-1, forcing a super tiebreaker. Ardmore won 11-9 to advance to the final.

The Williams team defeated a duo from Norman in straight sets: 6-1, 6-1.

2 Doubles

Trader Johnston and Drew Battice defeated a team from Purcell: 6-1, 6-1. Then they triumphed against a team from Norman, also in straight sets.

In the championship, Johnston and Battice dropped the first set (6-2) to a team from Anadarko. The Tigers' duo rallied to win the second set 6-1 and force a super tiebreaker, which they claimed 10-5.

1 singles

Michael Case placed fourth.

In the opening round, he defeated his foe from Western Heights: 6-0, 6-0. In the semifinals, Norman's Michael Grunsted defeated Case: 6-0, 6-0.

Anthony Miller of Anadarko defeated Case in the third-place match: 6-1, 6-1. 

2 Singles

Chom Punjamasakul finished fourth. Punjamasakul defeated his opponent from Western Heights: 6-0, 6-0. In the semifinals, Joseph Ivester of Elk City triumphed: 6-4, 6-4.

In the third-place match, Tecumseh's Sawyer Spurgeon defeated Punjamasakul: 6-2, 6-2.

“We swept the boys and girls doubles,” Ardmore coach Nathan Roberts said. “Now we get a little rest time with some time off for Spring Break.”