Guy’s tennis closes out season

The sound of pounding feet and the pelting of tennis balls resounded around the courts. The tennis boys were playing their hardest to win Regionals.

Regionals took place on May 13. Senior Sam Moffatt took fourth place in 1 singles, and sophomore Hayden Pettigrew took third place in 2 singles. Seniors Cameron McCasland and Sam Allen played 2 doubles and received second, and seniors Ryan Robinson and Andre Vuong received first place in 1 doubles. Their major opponents appeared to be Durant and Oklahoma Christian School.

“They were all pretty tough,” Vuong said. “We were ready to play, and I think that’s what really helped us.”

Robinson thought the team did well, too.

“We’d worked really hard all year,” he said. “it was one of our main goals to win regionals. We always want to win, but second wasn’t bad.”

Others are looking toward state, which is coming up this weekend.

“I’m nervous, because I don’t know how I’m going to do,” Pettigrew said. “It all depends on your draw and what seat you are.”

The way tennis chooses opponents at State depends on how the teams did throughout the season. They receive places, or seed, and then the coaches draw to find out who will face whom. In order to qualify for State, a player would need to at least get fourth place individually at Regionals. The boys team received second overall at Regionals.

“I’d say that’s a big accomplishment for us,” McCasland said. “I feel like we’re all set up to get pretty decent at State now. Our one doubles team is set up to do really well. Me and Sam are set up to at least get top five, probably.”

At press time, Thursday, the team was planning to head to state at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center in Oklahoma City. Check for more information.

“We expected to make it, because we always have, and we will hopefully play well,” Robinson said.