The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


March 1, 2013

Christopherson wins consolation at Jenks

JENKS, Okla. —  Jason Christopherson’s consolation championship at No. 2 singles was the highlight for Enid’s boys at the Jenks tennis tournament Friday.

Christopherson won three matches after a first-round loss, including a 6-2, 6-4 win over Carson Howard of Tulsa Kelley for ninth place.

Zachary Gwin was 15th at No. 1singles. Connor Angleton and Blake Young were 12th at No. 1 doubles. Tyler Hallett and Zac Kensinger were 16th at No. 2 doubles.

Enid coach Darrell Herndon still was encouraged, pointing out everyone had to play up a level after junior standout Daniel Martinez underwent hip flexor surgery.

“We obtained a lot of our goals today,’’ Herndon said. “I’m proud of the way that we performed, especially since we hadn’t played on a tennis court in eight days.’’

Of out of 32 sets played, Enid players only lost two sets 6-0. They went 2-2 in super tiebreakers and lost one 7-6 tiebreaker and two 7-5 sets.

“We wanted to prevent as many 6-0 sets as we could,’’ Herndon said. “We even won one set 6-0.

“These kids have had to make a lot of adjustments, but I feel we can get better with every tournament.’’

The EHS girls go to Jenks today.

Zachary Gwin, No. 1 singles, 15th — def. by No. 3 seed Bradley Gleason, Union, 6-1, 6-1; def. by Chris Lane, Bixby, 6-0, 7-5; def. by Caleb Cotner, Claremore, 6-4, 3-6, 10-7. 15th — def. Josh Payne, Broken Arrow, 6-2, 6-4.

Jason Christopherson, No. 2 singles, 9th — def. by  Darian Ghali, Union, 7-5, 6-1; def. Casey Pittman, Sand Springs, 6-0, 6-1; df. Brandon Gardner, Bixby, 6-4, 6-1. 9th — def. Carson Howard, Tulsa Kelley, 7-5, 6-1.

Connor Angleton-Blake Young, No. 1 doubles — def. by Turney-Kuegler, Bixby, 6-3, 6-2; def. Adams-Bonicelli, Sand Springs, 6-3, 4-6, 11-9; def. by Jordan-Tucker, Owasso, 6-7, 7-5, 10-6. 11th — def. by Clark-Chapius, Muskogee, 7-6, 6-4.

Tyler Hallett-Zac Kensinger, No. 2 doubles — def.  by Stempky-Stempky, Ponca City, 6-1, 6-2; def. by Molina-Diaz, Tahlequah, 6-0,6 -3; def. by Watson-Pearce, Muskogee, 6-1, 4-6, 10-8. 15th — def. by Howard-Arnold, Broken Arrow, 6-4, 6-2.

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