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March 7, 2013

Lady Demons take first place at Ardmore

DUNCAN — The Duncan tennis teams made the most of its first road test at the Ardmore Tournament Tuesday, as the Lady Demons won its second straight tournament and the Demons finished fourth.

The Lady Demons endured two close final rounds to sweep all four events, while the Demons placed fourth.

“We could have closed some matches earlier and showed a little more focus, but overall I couldn’t be happier at all with how we played,” Demons coach Phil Barnes said. “We know we have to get better and I’m excited to see what we can do at the next few tournaments.”

Lady Demons

Despite heavy winds, the Lady Demons had no trouble blowing their competition away.

Duncan dominated from the start, taking all four events and winning the tournament title with 36 points.

Brittany Toone took her second straight No.1 singles title, beating Seminole’s Danielle Watkins (6-0, 6-0) and Shawnee’s Meagan Hanson (6-2,6-1) before edging Ada’s Margo Martin (6-7, 6-3, 7-6) in the final.

In No.2 singles, Alex Bowers overwhelmed her opponents in all three matches, dropping just three games all day en route to winning the tournament.

No.1 doubles saw Samantha Cassidy and Sydney Henricks win every set and earn first place against the Phau-Phau team from Ardmore with a (6-3, 7-6) victory.

The title sweep was completed by the No.2 doubles team of Aubrey Mouser and Peyton Bower, who battled back and forth with Ardmore’s Tinson-Shields team before pulling ahead to claim a (7-5, 7-6) finals victory.


The tournament’s boys bracket went to Ada, who finished nine points ahead of as the fourth place Demons with 26 points.

Sam Moffat took the helm in the No.1 singles slot and recovered from two early defeats to earn a hard-fought 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 win against Seminole’s Hunter Ogle to finish in fifth.

In No.2 singles, Alan Hruby took care of business with a 6-1, 6-3 win against Seminole’s Basil Underwood, then lost his last two matches and finished in fourth.

Ryan Robinson and Andre Vuong, the pairing the Demons normally use at No.1 doubles, were held out so they could compete in Friday’s Ada Tournament.

Filling in for Robinson and Vuong were Sam Allen and Brant Davis, who finished fourth in No.1 doubles. The duo beat Ardmore’s McCormick and Saha (5-7,7-6, 7-6) before dropping their final two matches to finish in fourth place.

The duo of Cameron McCasland and Noah Jones won their middle match against Seminole’s Allen-Hill team 6-0, 7-5 and came in 6th place.

With Friday’s Ada Tournament comes the biggest challenge Duncan will have faced so far this year. The event will offer a 16-team field, including top challengers Durant, Ardmore and Heritage Hall.

“If we don’t play better against the competition there we won’t be as successful,” Barnes said. “It’s a credit to the other schools at the Ardmore Tournament that we didn’t play our best tennis.”

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