STATE BOYS TENNIS
Where: Oklahoma City Tennis Center
When: 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday
Defending champion: Edmond North beat Jenks by one point (30-29) at last year’s state tournament. This year, though, the Huskies are without their first-place doubles teams.
Area team to watch: Jenks has endured some roster alterations, too. The Trojans won both singles titles last season, but this year it’s Patrick Bernius at No. 1 singles, where he’s 13-8 and enters as a regional runner-up. At No. 2 singles, Chaden Hesses is 11-4 with a regional championship. The Trojans’ doubles teams won regional titles — with Caylor Hessen/G.G. Willbourn (20-4) at No. 1 doubles, and Andrew Carter/Ethan Grunst (8-3) at No. 2 doubles.
Area players to watch: Stillwater’s Mert Arabaci, Turkey’s No. 1-ranked player under 16 years old, is unbeaten. … Aaron Boyington, Union’s regional champion at No. 2 singles, finished as the state’s runner-up in the same division last season. … Union freshman Ashwin Chandrasekar enters his first state tournament at No. 1 singles as a regional champion.
Notes: Owasso’s Blake Carter (No. 1 singles), Ash Harbert (No. 2 singles), Jake Swanson/Eric Wall (No. 1 doubles) and Jacob Kendall/Sam Perkins (No. 2 doubles) finished in the top three of each division at regionals. … Broken Arrow’s Carson Thoma (No. 1 singles), Sawyer Paris (No. 2 singles) and Konnor Collins and Cole Huebert (No. 2 doubles) were regional runners-up.
Defending champion: Heritage Hall won its fifth straight title, but the Chargers enter this year’s tournament with a revamped lineup.
Area team to watch: Riverfield was three points shy of Heritage Hall last year. The Ravens will chase their second tennis title with Aaron Brewer (19-4), last year’s runner-up at No. 1 singles. At No. 2 singles for Riverfield is Cole Knutsen, who is 8-0 after winning a regional title with a pair of 6-0, 6-0 wins. Riverfield also got regional titles from Cooper Knutsen/Dylan Patterson (No. 1 doubles) and Tarig Bedri/Shalha Singh (No. 2 doubles).
Area players to watch: Bishop Kelley’s Dominic Roman (No. 1 singles) is 18-5 and has claimed tournament titles at Edmond North and Broken Arrow. He was third at state last year. Comets freshman Alec Rule is 20-1 at No. 2 singles. Bishop Kelley’s No. 1 doubles pair, Matthew Gawey and Zac Vaughn, is 17-3, and the No. 2 doubles tandem, Griffin Been and Ben Jones, is 8-2. Bishop Kelley won regional titles in all four divisions.
Notes: Holland Hall freshman Rohan Shrestha beat Cascia Hall’s Hunter Henry for the No. 1 singles title at regionals. … Cascia Hall won regional titles in No. 2 singles (Aiden Robinson), No. 1 doubles (Logan De Los Santos/Blake Van Doren) and No. 2 doubles (Brock Hannagan/Conner Wood). … Claremore placed second at regionals in all divisions: No. 1 singles (Micah Sloan), No. 2 singles (Tanner Steidley), No. 1 doubles (Owen McElwain/James Stout) and No. 2 doubles (Monty Hughes/Preston Peck).
Defending champion: Ada picked up its third championship in a row in 2018, and the Cougars have Christian Siegle leading the way at No. 1 singles, after he won last season’s No. 2 singles title. Reese Siegle and Landon Swopes return at No. 1 doubles, where they won a state title last season.
Area teams to watch: Henryetta is led by regional champions Jordan Knox (No. 2 singles) and Grant Holder/John Ritter (No. 2 doubles). The Knights also had a pair of regional runners-up — Jordan Osterdock (No. 1 singles) and Keaton Lollis/Colten Wion at No. 1 doubles. … Oologah’s Konner Davis/Jared Taylor won a regional championship at No. 1 doubles, and the Mustangs’ Cameron Doyle (No. 2 singles) was a regional second-place finisher.
Area players to watch: Trenton Sullivent of Regent Prep enters the state tournament as a regional champion at No. 1 singles. … Metro Christian’s No. 1 singles player, Max Moody, finished eighth at last year’s tournament. Moody and the Patriots’ Colten Adams/John Greene (No. 1 doubles) were second at regionals.
Notes: Grove, last year’s state 4A runner-up, enters with regional titles in all four divisions. At No. 1 singles, Kenny Wright is 20-3 and Silas Rosiere is 18-5 at No. 2 singles. Mason Allen/Braden Wadley are 18-0 at No. 1 doubles, and Collin Rowten/Lincoln Wright are 17-4 at No. 2 doubles.