3-12 DHS boys tennis

Bradley Toone goes through a drill at a recent Duncan High tennis practice.

The Duncan Demons’ tennis team improved dramatically in its second tournament of the season going from a fifth-place finish at Ardmore to the top team Saturday at Ada. The Demons just edged Shawnee with a 50-49 advantage in team points. Durant was third at 46 and Heritage Hall was fourth at 41.

The Demons captured three third-place finishes and one fifth-place finish to capture the title.

Arno Siebers claimed third in No. 1 singles by beating David Sheet, 6-4, 7-6, after losing to Felix Breed of Durant, 6-3, 6-1, in the semifinals.

“That’s the best that I’ve seen Arno play,” DHS head coach Phil Barnes said.

Siebers opened up with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Seminole’s Luke Yates. Siebers trailed 4-2 to Carl Albert’s Austin Manger but won the next 10 games to win 6-4 and 6-0.

Braden Scott placed 12th as an alternate in No. 1 singles, his lone win coming against Chris Angel of Heritage Hall, 6-2, 6-0 in the consolation semifinals.

In No. 2 singles, Eric Kent also took third. Kent opened with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Jared Bowie of Deer Creek, and then beat Chase Sheffield, 6-0, 6-3. Kent lost 6-0, 6-1, to Cory Rucker of Durant in the semis. In the third-place match, Kent won 6-1, 6-2 over Cody Phillips of Seminole.

Daniel Dudley and Blake Hartzell place third in No. 1 doubles, as they topped Harrington and Nguyen 6-3, 6-2 in the first round, and then beat Fowler and Hibberd of Ada, 7-5, 7-5, in the quarterfinals. Hartzell and Dudley fell, 6-3, 6-3 to Argo and Jordan in the semis.

Bradley Toone and Brian Duell placed fifth in No. 2 doubles. Duell and Toone opened play with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Shults and Waters of Seminole, but fell in the next round to Davis and Stark of Heritage Hall, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6. The duo then bounced back with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Breedlove and Hudson of Guthrie, and finished up with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Kimcheleoe and Savage of Durant.

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