The Duncan Tennis teams had one of their biggest weeks to date in the 2021 season with both the girls’ and boys’ team having a strong week with top placements in their respective tournaments.
The Lady Demons and Demons both played on March 29 with the girls’ team appearing in the Crossings Christian Tournament and the boys playing in the Putnam City North Tournament.
On the girls’ side, the Lady Demons tennis team finished second as a team with one place finish while the Demons’ tennis team finished third at their tournament with two runner up finishes in their divisions.
Marissa Bumgarner was the one singles in the tournament and finished in fourth place at Crossings Christian, while the two singles in Alyssa Mitchell took home first place honors in her division.
Alexis Giles and Sydney White finished fourth overall in the one doubles competition while the two doubles team of Emma Moore and Sheridan White finished second overall.
The doubles teams for the boys’ side finished second overall with Brinn Davis and Nick Johnson finishing second in the one doubles’ side and Devan Reyes and Jace Van der Breggen finished second in the two doubles’ division.
Jacob Kuehn finished third overall in the one singles and Jonah Link finished fifth overall in the two singles to wrap up each first tournament of the week.
The boys had to play on back-to-back days as their next tournament took place on March 30 at Crossings Christian where they took home a fourth place finish as a team.
Kuehn finished the one singles competition in fifth place while Reyes took home the fifth place honor in two singles with the one doubles team of Davis and Johnson also finishing fifth in the competition.
Link and Van der Breggen in the doubles two competition finished fourth overall and as a team were only a few points away from finishing as the second place team in tournament two of the week.
The Lady Demons’ second tournament ended up being a big highlight for the Lady Demons as they finished first overall as a team.
Switching the lineup a little, Mitchell ended up finishing fourth in the one singles competition while Moore took home the third place honor in the two singles tournament.
Alexis Giles and Sydney White finished second overall in the tournament while the team of Bumgarner and Sheridan White finished first overall in the two doubles team.
Duncan boys’ had their final tournament of the week on Friday in Ada as the team finished sixth overall with several teams winning in different portions of the bracket.
Kuehn finished ninth and won the consolation bracket while Gavin Curry won seventh place in the two singles competition.
The best finish came from the one doubles team of Davis and Johnson who finished fifth while Link and Reyes finished ninth in doubles two and won the consolation bracket.
The very next day, the Lady Demons’ tennis team went to Ada and finished sixth overall as a team in a meet that saw many 6A schools and private schools.
Mitchell had the best finish with a fourth place finish in the two singles competition while the other singles competitor was Bumgarner who finished 11th overall.
The doubles two team of Moore and Sheridan White finished fifth overall while the doubles one team of Giles and Sydney White finished ninth and took home the consolation title.
Lady Demons and Demons tennis coach Darren Cobble was proud of the effort from both teams in what has been the hardest week of their season so far.
“We had a really busy and physically demanding week last week. Boys and girls each played three tournaments, and tough tournaments at that,” Cobble said. “This shows the mental and physical toughness of the teams we have. This was our toughest week physically of the season.”
After a long week of three tournaments, the Duncan tennis teams will have some rest as their next tournament will take place at home as they host the BancFirst Tournament starting at 8 a.m. April 10 at Duncan High School.