The Duncan Banner

Sports

February 28, 2013

Duncan tennis teams begin season at home

DUNCAN — When the Duncan Demons and Lady Demons tennis teams plays Saturday morning, they will start a new season against new competition on new grounds.

 The Demons will begin the 2013 year by hosting the JC Perkins Invitational, where they will compete against a handful of teams. Capitol Hill, Durant, Lawton and Pauls Valley will make the trip to compete against Duncan’s varsity and junior varsity squads.

For the first time, the Demons and Lady Demons will compete at an improved home complex that got four new courts and had resurfacing done on its four south courts this offseason.

“To me, we now have some of the best courts in the state,” Duncan tennis coach Phil Barnes said. “We’re excited to compete on it. I can’t wait.”

On the Lady Demons side, head coach Phil Barnes said Duncan will contend for a tournament title, with the team’s top competition coming from Durant.

“We have most of the same players coming back,” Barnes said. “There’s a good chance we should win.”

Last year’s runners up at state, the team returns last year’s No. 2 singles state champion sophomore Alex Bowers and senior Brittany Toone, who finished third in No. 1 doubles at state last year.

Also coming back are seniors Samantha Cassidy and Sydney Henricks, who enter the year playing side by side in No.1 doubles. Cassidy was part of Duncan’s No. 1 team that finished third at state last season.

With five of its six varsity players returning, the boys team has hopes to continue its recent success after placing seventh at state last season. No.1 Ryan Robinson will lead the way after making the consolation quarterfinals at state last season. The No.2 slot is occupied by Andre Vuong, who also made the consolation quarterfinals at state in 2012. Brant Davis also will be back, following a top-4 finish in No. 2 doubles play at state last season. Duncan’s No.1 doubles team from last year Sam Allen and Sam Moffat will return as well. The entire team qualified for state last year.

Play begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the team’s courts on the  corner of Spruce and 19th Street.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • Big game atmosphere VYPE picks Duncan to make playoffs

    Despite facing a rigorous schedule, Duncan was picked by VYPE’s preseason football preview to return to the postseason after a one-year hiatus.
    With new coach Craig Benson taking over this season, the magazine predicted Duncan will finish fourth in Class 5A District 1 ahead of Chickasha and behind Ardmore. The Demons are also ranked as the No. 16 team in the Class, with Lawton Mac being the highest ranked team in the district at No. 4.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • Local support Dehydrator breaks participation record

    With 626 participants, the 24th annual Dehydrator shattered its attendance record Saturday, welcoming riders from around the world to Duncan.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ash She is Safe 5K draws more than 100

    More than 100 participants flooded the streets of Duncan last night for the annual She is Safe Run to the Dark 5k.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dehydrator to start Saturday morning

    With the highest ever pre-register attendance in event history, 428, the 24th annual Dehydrator Bike Ride kicks off Saturday at 7 a.m. at the Simmons Center.

    July 25, 2014

  • Playing partners Just another day on the course

    Following Thursday’s twosome of Duncan freshman Thomas Strong and sixth-grader Ridge Harris, a casual viewer might forget that they were competing in a golf tournament.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cox Duncan’s Cox shines with 3-over 74

    Tuesday night, Duncan High School golfer Graham Cox stayed up late watching “Batman Begins.”

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Morrow Marlow trio looking to take next step at state

    The Marlow boys’ golf team finished fifth in the state tournament last year, but with the team actively trying to improve this summer, the Outlaws have their sights set much higher.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Watson leaves Bray-Doyle before first season starts

    Jeremy Watson has resigned as Bray-Doyle High School boys basketball coach, Athletic Director Frank Moser said Wednesday.

    July 24, 2014

  • Lindley, Tom.jpg Expectations too high for a rehabbing Woods

    Tiger Woods finished near bottom last weekend at Royal Liverpool, drawing out his drought of major tournament wins. Despite the disappointing showing, Woods' return to form remains a matter of when, not if.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Stars align Big names featured at wrestling camp

    Kids were lining up for autographs from Oklahoma assistant wrestling coach Michael Lightner, after Marlow’s wrestling camp Tuesday.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage
Poll

Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

No. It's better in the summer cause kids are out of school.
Yes. More shoppers would come during nice fall weather.
Either time is fine.

     View Results