OKLAHOMA CITY – Runner-up finishes by Ada’s two doubles teams led to a second-place finish for the Lady Cougars as the two-day Class 4A State Tennis Championships wrapped up Saturday at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center.
Ada’s No. 1 Doubles team of Lauren Burden and Karsen Sheffield rolled to three straight victories before falling to Holland Hall’s Elle Elmburg and Annie Wise, 6-4, 6-3 in the finals. The Lady Cougars’ No. 2 Doubles combination of Lauryn Hawkins and Meredyth Morris also registered three consecutive wins before falling to Holland Hall’s Anna Albright and Seerut Parmar in the championship match, 6-2, 6-3.
Holland Hall went on to claim the team championship with a perfect score of 36 after the Dutch swept all singles and doubles matches. Ada ended up with a 21, and Crossings Christian ended up third with a 19.
Ada’s streak of three straight state titles ended with the second-place finish.
“We played really well both days,” said Lady Cougar head coach Skip Griese. “It’s Holland Hall’s first year in the (Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities) Association. They’re very good, and we probably finished where we needed to. I’m very proud of the girls.”
In singles play, Ada’s Maggie Johnson won the No. 2 consolation title (fifth place) after earning a 4-1 record in the tournament, and Lady Cougar senior Morganne Freeman settled for sixth after going 3-2 at state.