OKLAHOMA CITY — Enid’s boys were looking to the future after going 0-2 in the final day of the Class 5A state tennis tournament Saturday at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center.

Felix Nowakowski fell to Edmond North’s Nick Jordan, 6-0, 6-1 in the No. 2 singles consolation quarterfinals to end his season at 15-19.

Devin Glasgow and Gibson Rose lost to Lawton Eisenhower’s Harrison and McCoy, 7-6, 7-5 in the No. 2 doubles consolation quarterfinals to finish their season at 27-22.

The Plainsmen lose only two players from this year’s team — Derek Ogle and Nowakowski.

Khoung Nguyen, No. 1 singles and Matt Worrell, Ogle’s partner at No. 1 doubles, also return. Owen Fike and Alan Tarin will be coming up from the junior high team.

“We gained a lot of experience this year,’’ said Enid coach Darrell Herndon. “We usually finished in the middle of the pack, but we learned a lot. We should have a real solid boys team next year.’’

Nowakowski, a foreign exchange student from Austria, played better than the score indicated against Jordan.

“Felix had a lot of long points against him,’’ Herndon said. “He (Jordan) didn’t make the mistakes on the long points the other kids have against Felix.’’

Herndon said he was glad Nowakowski was able to experience a state tournament. Nowakowski played club tennis in Austria.

“He wishes he could play another year,’’ Herndon said. “I’m glad he could be a part of our team. He did a good job for us.’’

Glasgow and Gibson were up 6-1 in the tiebreaker in the first set against Harrison and McCoy. The Lawton Ike duo rallied to win 11-9.

Glasgow and Gibson were ahead 5-3 in the second set, but Harrison and McCoy won four straight games to take the match.

“They had two opportunities to win,’’ Herndon said. “They played as good as match as they could have. Both Devin and Gibson performed well this season.’’



Cannon 7th in 3A



Oklahoma Bible Academy’s Sam Cannon made some history by being the first Trojan to place at the Class 3A state tournament.

He was seventh at No. 1 singles. He beat Josh Ritchie, of McGuinness, 6-3, 6-3 in the seventh-place match.

On Friday, he defeated Seminole’s Jerod Choate and lost to Oklahoma Christian School’s Jefferson Berryman 7-6, 6-2.

Before beating Ritchie Saturday, he beat Heritage Hall’s Derek Colhmia, 6-3, 7-5 and lost to Classen’s Jonah Gerth, 7-6, 6-0.

This is the first year OBA has fielded a team.

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