Cole Crimmins

Cole Crimmins gets ready to smack the ball over the net during the Demons’ two doubles regional championship match this past Monday in Duncan. Crimmins and his partner, Brilen Davis, got one set of the three against Cascia Hall to finish as runner-up and qualify for this weekend’s 5A State Tournament.

For the second week in a row, Duncan Tennis will send all of the varsity team to the State Tournament after the boys’ team swept second place honors at the home regional at Duncan High School.

With the full sweep of second place honors, the Duncan Boys Tennis program was selected as DSPAC Team of the Week as they start to prepare for their final tournament of the 2023 season.

Cascia Hall got all the first place honors to have 36 team points while Duncan finished second with 28 points. The third place team was Eisenhower High School with 22 points.

Jonah Link, the one singles competitor for the Demons, swept Woodward 6-0, 6-0 to get into the semi-finals against MacArthur.

Link won his semi-final match 6-3 and 6-0 to get in the championship match against James Benien of Cascia Hall.

Duncan’s one singles competition was able to get one match point in the second set, however Benien won 6-0, 6-1 to take the regional title against Link.

Noah McFatridge, the two singles competitor for the Demons tennis team, won with two 6-0 sets to get into a hard fought match with Eisenhower in the semi-finals.

The Eisenhower two singles competitor won the first set 6-3 before McFatridge battled back to win the next two sets 6-2 and 8-6 to secure the victory and put him in the title match against Cascia Hall.

McFatridge scored one point in the second set, however he finished second in two singles after dropping a 6-0 and 6-1 decision to Landon Nickel in the finals.

Carson Hughes and Renji Lin, the one doubles team for the Demons, won the first match of the tournament 6-1, 6-3 to face off against Ardmore’s one doubles team.

Hughes and Lin scored the 6-1 and 7-5 set victories to push them in the title match where they gave Cascia Hall a little run for their money.

The duo grabbed two points each set from Cascia Hall. Hughes and Lin ended up finishing second with the 6-2, 6-2 set victory from the visiting Cascia Hall one doubles team.

Cole Crimmins and Brilen Davis gave the Demons their best shot of trying to be crowned Regional Champion when they got 6-2, 6-0 victory in the first round.

In the semi-finals, Crimmins and Davis won 6-3 and 6-4 to set up a match with Cascia Hall. It took three sets to decide a winner in the finals.

Crimmins and Davis stole the first set to win 6-3 before Cascia Hall won 6-4 and 7-5 in the last two sets to send Duncan’s two doubles to a runner-up finish in the regional.

Duncan Tennis Coach Darren Cobble was excited for the team finish and believes his team qualifying for the State Tournament is something that will keep his team’s momentum high.

“The boys played their best tournament so far this year. We are starting to peak at the right time,” Cobble said. “Both singles guys reversed losses we had previously this year, and our two doubles team almost pulled off a huge upset. This will give our whole team some confidence headed into the weekend.”

The Class 5A State Tournament will start at 8 a.m. on May 12 at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center with two doubles playing the first set of games.

Day two will start at 8 a.m. on May 13 at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center with the one singles consolation round the first of the day.

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