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DIRECTOR OF TENNIS @ LAFORTUNE PARK TENNIS CENTER
USTA OKLAHOMA TENNIS MAGAZINE
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Dr. Larry Lauer
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Norman, OK 73069
Getting to Know:
Director of Tennis
@ LaFortune Park Tennis Center
Hall of Fame
Two OK father/son
teams play USTA Nat'l
Junior Team Tennis
BLOG by Quinn Leos
"Know your Game"
by: David Mullins
Communication for Players
GOVERNED BY A BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Missouri Valley is one of 17 USTA sections around the country and USTA Oklahoma is one of seven districts comprising the USTA Missouri Valley. USTA Oklahoma is a not-for-profit organization that has over 5,600 individual and organizational members.
The US Open and pro tennis around the country are part of the USTA, but USTA is so much more. The mission is simple : to promote and develop the growth of tennis by allowing people of all ages and abilities to play the sport.
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WHO ARE WE?
USTA Oklahoma consists of 6 Board of Directors and 4 representatives from each quadrant. The Board is elected each year and our volunteers. Each board member has a love for the game of tennis and is dedicated to USTA Oklahoma.
Mary Jo Tasker
Mary Jo Tasker
OK Executive Director
Community Tennis Manager
Tulsa JTT Coordinator
Hall of Fame
Richard M. Perry
School Tennis Organizer
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Tennis Service Representative
Sanctions & Scheduling
Volunteer Committee Chairs
Budget & Finance
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We can answer any questions, set you up with a team, send you info about an upcoming tournament, or match you with a program that fits you best!
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Distinguished Service Award
Hall of Fame Inductee
USTA Oklahoma Hall of Fame & Awards Banquet
Hall of Fame Inductee
Mark & Jennifer Allen
Congratulations to all of the 2016 award winners and Hall of Fame Inductees who received their awards recently at the Jim Thorpe Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame Inductee:
Pancho Walthall, Hall of Fame class of 2016. Pancho has served as the Head Tennis Professional at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa since 1981. During his 36-year tenure at Southern Hills, he has taught tennis to hundreds of players of all levels, conveying a true passion for the game to his students. He has helped to develop one of the most comprehensive private club tennis programs in the state, including a strong junior program and an extensive schedule of events for adults. Six Southern Hills teams coached by Pancho reached the national finals in World Team Tennis and USTA team competition, including the 1991 Women’s 5.0 USTA National Champion. During his playing career, Walthall was consistently ranked in the top 15 nationally in juniors and several times ranked in the top 50 in the U.S. in Men’s Singles. He attended Trinity University 1969-72 and was a member of Trinity’s 1972 National Championship team. He played professionally from 1972-76, playing in several of the major championships including Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. He reached the third round of Wimbledon in 1973. He won National USPTA Singles titles in 1974 and 1975 and the USPTA Doubles Championship in 1976.
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Female Player of the Year
Facility of the Year
Case Tennis Center at LaFortune
10 & Under Facility of the Year
Curtis Richmond Scholarship
Member Organization of the Year
The Greens Country Club
Community Service Excellence
The Greens Country Club
USTA OK Hall of Fame
and Awards Banquet
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Nathan Price, Hall of Fame class of 2016. Nathan was born in Tulsa in 1981. Ranked #1 in Oklahoma, #1 in Missouri Valley, and top 50 nationally in Boys 18’s, he won the Oklahoma High School 5A Championships at #1 singles. He played #1 singles and doubles for the University of Arkansas and led them to the NCAA Sweet 16 Championships in 2004. University of Arkansas honors included top academic male athlete, All SEC, and ITA Outstanding Senior Player. He played on the ATP tour for 2 years, earned his MBA from Oklahoma State, worked as Global Product Manager for Prince, then became Global Product Manager for Performance Rackets for Wilson. Working closely with Roger Federer and Serena Williams to design, develop, and market their Autograph rackets, Nathan co-starred and hit with Roger Federer in Wilson commercials. Married to Julia Davidson, son of Cliff and Sherry Price who own Totally Tennis, and brother to McKenzie. Nathan and Cliff were ranked #1 in USTA National Senior Father & Son doubles in 2012.
Hall of Fame Inductee:
Outstanding Adult Tournament
The Greens Country Club
Jr. Male Player of the Year
Event of the Year
Outstanding Contributor to High Performance Tennis
Adult Recreational POY
Outstanding Contributor to League Program
Family of the Year
The Powers Family
High School Coach of the Year
Outstanding Diversity Achievement
Jr. Recreational POY
Edwin & Kevin Bosquez
Jr. Tournament of the Year
Case Tennis Center at LaFortune
Arthur Ashe Winners
Michael Bass & Nate Switch
Boys 18 & Under
Boys 14 & Under
Girls 16 & Under
Girls 10 & Under
Boys 12 & Under
Girls 14 & Under
Not pictured: 18 & Under
Girls 12 & Under
Boys 16 & Under
Boys 10 & Under
From Mom & Dad
Quinn on Channel 6
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
ONE COMMUNITY AT A TIME
HELP OUT QUINN AND THE HOMELESS
BRING THESE ITEMS TO LAFORTUNE PARK IN A LAUNDRY BASKET
Hi, my name is Quinn Leos and I am 9 years old and I go to Jenks Southeast Elementary. My passions are helping the homeless and playing tennis. I play tennis at LaFortune Park where my dad, Tim Leos, is the head pro! My whole family plays or played tennis! I wanted to do a project called Birthday Party Project (BPP) so I went to the Tulsa downtown Day Center and talked to Sandra Lewis, the head director. Sandra considered something else, called house-warming kits. The Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless places many homeless families into apartments every month. The housewarming kits are laundry baskets full of things needed to start a home like sheets, kitchen items, and cleaning supplies. All of the items are new. I started collecting some supplies for the kits at LaFortune Park Tennis Center and Philcrest Hills tennis club. I started getting lots of donations and said to myself this does not have to be a one time project lets start doing this every week! My mom took a video of me telling what I was doing and sent it to my teacher, and the next day it ended up on the Jenks Public Schools Facebook! I started getting comments like, “ Oh I will drop a basket down at LaFortune for you” and “ Great Idea I will collect some items!” I was so happy that so
so many people cared what I was doing to help make a difference in Tulsa! I feel like putting the tennis community together with helping the homeless is a great idea, it’s my two favorite things! I will be accepting donations for the entire year of 2017. One hundred percent of all donations will be spent on the housewarming kits, or you may bring the items and take them to LaFortune Park tennis center. I thank the Tulsa tennis community for all your help and support.
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Teaching Good Sportsmanship -
The Responsibility Falls on Parents
By Rodney O'Dell, USPTA & Oklahoma Junior Tennis Parent
Alex was excited about getting to play in his first 12 and under tennis tournament. He had worked hard to make it through the challenger circuit and was excited to be among the champs. During his first match he called a close shot out. His opponent angrily questioned the call, yelled at him and called him a cheater. As the match progressed, the opponent’s parents began clapping every time Alex would make a bad shot, trying to mentally break him down. Alex lost the match and approached the net to shake hands, only to have his opponent slap his hand away and say, “Loser.” Alex never played in another tennis tournament and ended up giving up the sport, all because of the bad sportsmanship of a child and his parents. It’s shocking to witness a parent display bad sportsmanship but what is even more shocking is the number of parents who sit back and do nothing when their child is displaying bad sportsmanship. A few examples of bad sportsmanship include throwing rackets in frustration, yelling at the opponent/umpire, calling opponent names, refusing to shake hands, negative gestures or blasting balls over the fence or onto another court in anger. There should be zero tolerance for this type of behavior!
Parents, you need to take the initiative in teaching and being examples of good sportsmanship. You should not be able to tell whether your child is winning or losing according to their body language or actions. No trophy, no points, no ranking, nothing should be more important than teaching your child good sportsmanship, how to treat others with respect and how to overcome challenging situations with grace and dignity. These are the life lessons and reputation they will carry for the rest of their lives. On the other hand, sometimes it’s not the competitors but the parents, coaches and fans displaying bad sportsmanship, such as yelling negative comments or cheering/clapping when the opponent makes an error. Adults need to realize that young athletes are looking up to them and learning what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior. These young athletes will mirror the actions of the adults in their lives. Therefore, what they should be witnessing are adults who are in control of their emotions, mouths and actions.
Many thanks goes out to USTA Oklahoma, tournament directors and volunteers in regards to their repeated attempts at trying to assure good sportsmanship at tournaments. An e-mail is sent out to parents prior to a tournament with information and a video to watch regarding how they and their child are expected to conduct themselves during the tournament. In addition, umpires and court monitors are present at some tournaments to assist with recognizing and correcting any bad sportsmanship. So a big THANK YOU to them. However, parents, this does not free you from your responsibility of teaching your child good sportsmanship, nor does it shift the role of correcting your child’s behavior to others. As a parent, YOU are responsible for teaching your child good sportsmanship, not your child’s coach, doubles partner, tournament director, umpire…none of them. The responsibility is yours! There should never be a child like Alex, who walks away from the game due to bad sportsmanship. It’s time to take on that responsibility and help USTA Oklahoma, tournament directors, volunteers, competitors and fans enjoy going to tournaments and value sportsmanship over winning.
The USTA Missouri Valley Junior Tournament Circuit offers a variety of play opportunities and formats throughout the year. One of our favorites is the USTA Missouri Valley 12s and 14s Team Event. This particular event offers a weekend full of competitive match play, team camaraderie, and the opportunity to take home district bragging rights!
In a predominantly individual sport, the opportunity for team tennis is a one-of-a-kind experience. Players have the chance to receive coaching and get a taste for how college tennis works. They also get the opportunity to interact with other players from their district who they may normally see on the other side of the net at a tournament. Other perks include a fun team t-shirt and a catered lunch. Many of the USTA Missouri Valley’s top juniors participated in this event and later went on to play at the collegiate and professional levels. It’s fun to watch them grow in their tennis careers, yet if you ask them to reflect on their time in the junior circuit, many of them list the team event as one of their favorite junior tournaments. Check out what a few of them had to say about their experience:
The Team Event has evolved over the years, but the USTA Missouri Valley Junior Competition Committee continues to support and encourage the inclusion of team tennis opportunities throughout the competitive pathway. This year’s event will take place at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center over Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-29.
If you’re interested in learning more about the USTA MV 12s & 14s Team Event and other team opportunities throughout the section please click here.
USTA MV 12s & 14s Team Event,
why you should play
By Nikki Chambers, USTA Missouri Valley Program Manager - junior competition
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"Tennis is an individual sport so whenever I've had an opportunity to play with a team I absolutely love it! From the MV Team Event to the US Davis Cup, I've had my best memories!" -Jack Sock, Former MV Player
"Looking back, team events are definitely a highlight of my junior career. To be able to compete alongside your friends rather than against them was so much fun. Cheering as loud as you can, supporting one another is what college is all about so the team events are a great introduction. I also loved the aspect of having a coach, you're able to learn much faster when you can have their insight while competing. The energy at the team events was always much different than an individual event... no pressure, but still very competitive and very fun. Given my positive experience, I would love to coach a team one day and share my knowledge and love for the game."
-Madison Westby, Former Oklahoma junior player now plays for USC
How to Subscribe
to a Tournament Message After Registration
new! communication center
By David Minihan, USPTA Master Professional
USTA Oklahoma executive director
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How to Subscribe
to a Tournament Message
Four years ago when our district decided to make some substantial changes to our junior circuit, we did a study on areas we can improve on. We studied through surveys, had round table discussions with tennis professionals, players and parents. We also spoke with tennis facility managers or simply people in the tennis industry. The number one suggestion was to improve communications. Customers are seeking information and in the past have struggled to find what they are looking for. And I'll be honest, our USTA website isn't the easy thing to navigate.
I believe we have made huge strides in improving how we get important information out to you, the consumer. We are extremely active on social media. We believe this is the best way to get information out to you regarding up and coming events such as leagues and tournaments, as well as rule changes and recognizing players in the spotlite. Our website, www.oklahoma.usta.com is updated and has a wealth amount of information for all levels of players. In January 2016 we launch www.thebaseliner.net. This was a way to post blogs from parents, players and coaches along with USTA staff. Last, as you already know if you are reading this article, we have started a online magazine called The Baseliner which archives will be housed at www.thebaseliner.net.
USTA is always looking for a ways to better communicate with you while at the same time not overwhelm you with too much information that you might find a nuisance. I'm extremely excited about the new feature that was implemented this year. It's called the Communication Center. The Communication Center allows for Tournament Directors to easily communicate with the players who have registered for their event. Players and parents can take advantage of the new TennisLink Communication Center feature by subscribing to tournament messages. The key is, you must opt in! So, when registering for a tournament, if you wish to receive important information pertaining to that particular tournament such as weather delays, you must opt in during the registration process.
Below you will find links that will help guide you through the process when signing up for your next tournament. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Missouri Valley
Change #1 - Seeding at Section Tournaments
The USTA Missouri Valley will seed both singles and doubles using the most recent USTA NTRP Junior Ratings list published at the time of selection. The USTA Missouri Valley Standing Lists will continue to be used for selection into section tournaments but will no longer be used as seeding criteria. The seeding report will be published to each tournament homepage to provide as much transparency as possible. For more information on NTRP please visit: www.usta.com/junior_ratings
Change #2 - National Team Event(s)
Zonals and Intersectionals will be on different date blocks and players may choose to participate in both events. In addition, the Junior Competition Committee has recommended minimum criteria for Intersectionals and BG18 Team. Players ranked in the top 150 of the USTA National Standing List and top 30 of the USTA Missouri Valley Standing Lists are encouraged to apply.
Change #3 - National Indoor Championships Endorsement List
The USTA Missouri Valley will be required to endorse for the USTA National Indoor Championships. The USTA Missouri Valley will endorsed based on the winner of Super #3 with the remaining list based on the most recent USTA Missouri Valley Standing List published immediately following Super #3
Change #4 - District Championships
Each district will sanction two of their four district championships as “open” to players outside of the district. Each district will determine the dates of their Open District Championships and will close the tournament to 32 players. Each open event will have the same selection process which will be as follows:
Top 16 players from MV Standing List who are from the home district
Remaining 16 players selected from MV Standing List
If there are not 16 players from the host district, remaining spots will be selected via the MV Standing List
Change #5 - Playing to Completion Penalties
USTA Missouri Valley will more strictly enforce penalties for not completing a tournament. Players are expected to play the tournament to completion unless for reasons of illness, injury or personal circumstance. USTA MV Junior Regulations 27 and 37 will be strictly enforced at all tournaments and failure to complete all mandatory matches will result in the appropriate penalties. Failure to complete a match to get home earlier or not to miss school is not considered a valid personal circumstance. Instead, players should not register for this tournament unless able to play the entire event.
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JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS
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Youth progression, guiding 10 and under players one ball color at a time
By David Minihan, USPTA Master Professional
USTA Oklahoma executive director
A few months ago I had parent call me pretty upset about receiving a letter from me informing their child they completed the orange ball mission and is now able to begin playing with green ball. Confused by why she was upset, I asked her to explain a little more in detail. Come to find out, she was given bad information that once he had completed the orange ball mission, he was now forced to play green ball. Of course this couldn't be any further from the truth. I told her, this was the best complaint I have ever received. This mother was concerned about pushing her son into green when he wasn't ready. This was music to my ears.
The number one complaint I receive from a 10 and under parent is that their child is way to good for orange or green and should be playing yellow. Don't get me wrong, there are players that are the exception. BUT not very many of them. In my experience, I have only seen a couple of players that had the ability to accelerate through low compression faster than the norm.
I have told this story many times, but will tell it again. Jose Higueras came to view one of our 10-11 age group Regional Tennis Camps in Overland Park, KS about six years ago. These were our sections best players in that age group. Higueras was scheduled to speak to all the parents for a brief period. The parents were excited to hear him speak. Keep in mind, Jose has coached some of they greatest tennis players of all time including Roger Federer and Pete Sampres. Jose walks into the room, everyone is quite. I hear one parent whisper to his wife, I'm going to get his autograph when he is done. Jose gets in front of the parents and with his thick Spanish accent speaks his first words, "Your kids have problems." Immediately the room went from excited to hear him speak to "How dare you say that about my kid." Jose went on to talk about how American tennis is behind the rest of the tennis-world because we don't use low compression balls and that we need to train our champions on clay courts. The point he was making, slow the game down and make sure the ball is in the hitting zone, not above the players head.
I am proud to say, Oklahoma and our section is one of the leaders in the US when it comes to 10 and Under tennis. USTA launched a national tracking system called Youth Progression (YP) at the beginning of 2016. This was an easy transition for our section as we already had something very similar in place for two years previous to the launch of YP.
So, what is Youth Progression? YP is for players 10 and under and follows the same logic as other youth sports like baseball or soccer, which use kid-sized equipment. Courts are smaller and easier to cover. Balls bounce slower and lower. Racquet's are easier to grip and swing and shorter scoring system equates to more matches.
To graduate from orange, a player needs to achieve 20 virtual stars and/or trophies. Once they complete this mission, they are now eligible to play green ball. The same rule applies to move to yellow. Once 20 stars/trophies has been accomplished in green, the player now may begin playing 12 and under challengers (green ball) and/or 12 and under champs (yellow ball). However, anyone that completes the missions may stay in that particular ball color. For example, a player that completes their mission in orange does not have to play green, they can stay in orange or play both colors.
My advice, don't rush. Your champion is only 10 or younger. There is zero reason to race to the yellow ball. We have seen players that have graduated Youth Progression are far more advanced than the players who does not have low compression ball experience. A great example of this is Gracie Epps, Oklahoma Girls 12 Champ player. Gracie competed and trained in orange and green and now is a top 5 sectional player and has reached #16 in the country in Girls 12s. She didn't rush, but rather played with the proper ball color which in turn has benefited her game immensely.
Click here on more information on Youth Progression.
Click here for 2017 Smasher tournament schedule.
You can reach David Minihan at email@example.com with any questions you might have about Youth Progression.
getting to know: Melissa mccorkle
Director of Tennis @ Lafortune Park tennis center
McCorkle's passion for the game is the core of Tennis in Tulsa. 2016 was a big year. Melissa won Oklahoma USPTA Pro of the Year, LaFortune won USTA Oklahoma Facility of the Year and she is being honored for Youth at Heart Gala Award for Community Partner of the Year!
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The McCorkle family is at the forefront of adult tennis in Tulsa. Melissa and her husband, David, are devoted to the sport, and to LaFortune Park. The couple of more than 32 years actually met for the first time while playing on Court 7! Today they help make LaFortune Park one the most popular and productive tennis facilities in northeast Oklahoma, with David serving as Tournament Director and Melissa as Director of Tennis Operations.
Melissa and her staff are tremendous assets to the Tulsa League Coordinator, routinely helping players find teams and even serving as captains when necessary. LaFortune Park had a total of 115 teams in 2016. That impressive total represents 42 percent of all the registered teams statewide, and more than twice the number of any other facility. LaFortune also hosted exactly half of the 20 Oklahoma teams that went to USTA Nationals. The Staff at LaFortune Park is also very accommodating when it comes to special events, such as league playoffs and district championships.
David and Melissa McCorkle are not only making an impact on Adult tennis, they also volunteer with Youth at Heart and hold their Special Needs Academy three times a year. Melissa and fellow Tulsa tennis coach Amanda Scroggs are also known for their annual "Ladies Trip", where as many as 70 women come together for tennis instruction, beach time and fun!
Question/Answers with Melissa...
What is your favorite part about your job?
Tennis is my passion, and I love spending time with the players and being able to teach this sport in a fun environment. It is especially exciting to be on the court conducting private group lessons. Furthermore, I get much joy instructing all the new adult beginners that enroll in our program every 6 weeks, and even the adults that show up for our daily open drills. It gets me in trouble sometimes because I have so many other things to do, but I love to teach!
How long have you been playing tennis?
I've been playing tennis now for 46 years. I fell in love with it as a kid, and enjoyed watching my favorite player Chris Evert on television as much as possible.
How has the game changed?
I think the best change that has taken place in tennis is how we now introduce our sport to children. We now use age appropriate balls, racket sizes, and even the size of the courts is age appropriate. Because of these changes, kids can learn the sport faster and with better technique than ever before. But the beauty of tennis is that it still remains a sport of a lifetime for people of all ages and abilities!Has the new Case Center tennis facility made an impact on the amount of players?
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The boy hitting is Harrison St. Claire . He is a Jr. and playing at Broken Arrow High School.
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Melissa and her husband, David
St. Mary moms: Jennifer Woods, Shirley Miley, Melissa McCorkle, Jackie Stagg
What is your biggest accomplishment?
My biggest accomplishment is being a mom and raising an incredible son, Peter.
What racket do you use?
I current use a pink HEAD Radical! It was a special edition in 2016:)
Favorite tennis memory?
I have so many tennis memories from learning to play at a neighborhood 2 court public park, meeting my husband David beside court 7 at LaFortune in 1983, coaching middle school and high school tennis at Metro Christian Academy and Charles Page High School, coaching adult teams at USTA nationals, playing countless mixed doubles matches and tournaments with David, playing women's USTA leagues and tournaments with and against some of my best friends, ladies trips all over the USA, and now spending the last 14 years in my dream job as Director of Tennis.
I would have to say my favorite tennis memory is watching my son Peter win the High School 5A #1 Doubles championship on Court 1 at the OKC tennis center in 2005 with his partner Drew Pippin!
Has the new LaFortune Case Tennis Center facility made an impact on the amount of players?
LaFortune Tennis has grown exponentially since 2003. Physically we have doubled our court size going from 12 deteriorated courts, in need of removal, to 21 state of the art, post tension slab outdoor courts and 3 indoor courts with a new pro-shop, lounge and locker rooms. Our Adult USTA leagues have grown from 24 teams in 2003 to 115 adult teams in 2016. Our Junior program is bursting at the seams under our Program Coordinator Tim Leos. Additionally, just the number of players walking up to play each day continues to increase. The tennis center generates an enormous amount of positive energy with the amount of activity that happens each and every day. We are already meeting to discuss further expansion!
Nice People, Nice Courts, Nice Grass
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Jose, you will be missed
As many of you know, we lost our good friend and USTA League Coordinator, Jose Falcon, in January. We were honored and privileged to have Jose serve as our USTA District and Tulsa League Coordinator. Jose was a very nice person, consistently demonstrating the excellent traits of calmness, fairness, and organization. He treated everyone with respect and everyone trusted his decisions. He helped grow the game of tennis in Tulsa to the strength it is today. Tennis was his favorite pastime. He enjoyed competing on multiple teams, but most importantly, tennis allowed him to develop many friendships over the years. Tennis was also a hobby that he and Blanca shared, whether it was playing Mixed doubles, watching their favorite professional players, or cheering on one another. Jose and Blanca shared a true love match.
USTA Oklahoma has started a memorial scholarship in Jose's honor. This scholarship will go towards aiding USTA league teams that need financial assistance for traveling to section and national events. In addition, any contributions made, USTA Oklahoma will match up to $20,000. If you are interested in contributing to the Jose Falcon Memorial Scholarship, please contact Vance McSpaden at 405.249.6412.
LaFortune Tennis Center will also be honoring Jose with a bench, or possibly two at their tennis center so that he will be remembered for years to come for his dedication to Tulsa tennis. If you would like to contribute to funding these benches please feel free to give a tax deductible gift to Park Friends. Your gift can either be dropped off at LaFortune, put in the mail to LTC, 5302 S. Hudson Ave., Tulsa, OK. 74135, or you can click on this link and pay a small convenience fee to donate via credit card.
Two Oklahoma Father & Son Teams
Playing at USTA Nationals
October 2016 Palm Springs, CA
Oklahoma was the only team at 18+ 4.5 Nationals this year that had a Father/Son line and Oklahoma had two! Ted and Seth Moore played 3 matches in Palm Springs. They won 2 and lost 1.
One of Ted's favorite memories was him and Seth playing Puerto Rico. They went back and forth the entire match but ended up winning in a tie break 12-10. Even the umpire afterwards came up to Ted after the match and said "it was one of his favorite matches at Nationals. Such a high quality match and great sportsmanship." He was watching as a fan not an umpire.
Kevin and Noah Hill won all of their matches at Nationals. For these two teams to play at such a high level competition against some of the very best tennis players in USTA Adult League tennis is such a great accomplishment and great memory for both generations!
Bill Towler, President of USTA Oklahoma and team captain, said "as a father of 4 children there is that rare moment or opportunity to do something so unique and so special with your kids that you know will go with you forever. The opportunity to play with your son at this high level of tennis, without question, fits in that bucket."
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Ted & Seth Moore/Kevin & Noah Hill
Is your schedule to crazy for a weekly tennis commitment? Try USTA Flex Leagues – USTA Flex Leagues are specifically designed to help you fit tennis into your busy life! You decide whether to play singles or doubles at whatever time is convenient for you.
USTA Flex Leagues allow individuals to schedule matches when and where it’s most convenient. This is a great program for new and returning players, players new to town, and players wanting to meet new players in match competition. Local options include singles, doubles, mixed, and co-ed divisions, and players typically receive a 6-8 match schedule to be played over a two-month season.
As a USTA Member, you’ll save $10 off the sign up fee for each USTA Flex Leagues season as well as additional exclusive benefits. To get connected, contact your USTA Oklahoma local league coordinator today! Contact information is listed on our website.
-Laura Puryear, USPTA
Tennis Service Representative - Oklahoma, USTA Missouri Valley
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Is Your schedule to crazy for a weekly tennis commitment?
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Discover what 330,000 USTA League players already know and join the country's largest recreational tennis league - USTA League! Leagues bring players of most skill levels together to enjoy getting active, socializing with friends and improving their game.
Step 1: Become a USTA member. Click here to sign up!
Step 2: Determine your level of play. Tennis is more fun when you’re on the court with others of a similar level. Check out these brief descriptions to help you figure it out. When you’re ready to complete the rating process, create a free USTA account to get started.
Step 3: Find the league that’s right for you. Contact your local league coordinator. OKC Metro: Marc Claude at firstname.lastname@example.org. OKC Senior and Tri-Level: Susie Bert email@example.com. Tulsa metro Liz Montgomery firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Stay on the Bus with USTA Tennis On Campus
by Laura Puryear, USPTA Professional
Tennis Service Representative - Oklahoma, USTA Missouri Valley
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There’s no better sport than TENNIS for making friends, staying fit and having fun! Whether you’ve played before, just picking up the game, or wanting to meet new friends, USTA Tennis On Campus has a way for you to find yourself in the game. On college & university campuses throughout Oklahoma, college students are enjoying the excitement of tennis through co-ed team play that keeps their competitive fires burning and opens up doors to new friendships and endless fun.
Tennis On Campus provides college students with a host of opportunities for team camaraderie, social networking and unrivaled competition through tennis—without the demands of a varsity program. The fun co-ed format accommodates all levels of play, and the top teams can compete for regional and national championships. Tennis On Campus helps students maintain active and healthy lifestyles through their college years and helps them to stay connected to the lifetime sport of tennis.
To get connected to the Tennis On Campus program at your college or university, OR to start a SportClub Tennis Team on your campus, check out the resources available at http://www.tennisoncampus.com/Resources.htm Still need assistance? Contact Laura Puryear, Tennis Service Representative – Oklahoma anytime at email@example.com
Know Your Game
BY DAVID MULLINS, www.davemullinstennis.com
I am not a huge basketball fan but like most sports fan, I do enjoy the NBA Playoffs. I remember watching one game where the star player of the team was having a terrible first half and did not score a single point despite the fact that he averages about 25 points per game. Early in the second half, he started gaining some momentum by making a few shots. The announcer said something along the lines of, “You know these shots are going to start falling for him at some point, and I have no doubt he will be somewhere close to his average by the end of the night, so watch out!” Just because he was scoreless in the first half meant nothing, and it was likely he was going to contribute in some meaningful way on the stat sheet by the end of the game. He ended up with 36 points!
This made me think about how knowing your percentages, and when to shoot could relate to a tennis player’s decision making process. Obviously every opponent, court surface, conditions, score-line, etc., will influence a tennis player’s statistics from one match to the next. But what if we had a clear understanding as players to what our average unforced error count, winner percentage and forced error percentage was in each set or every 10 games? What if we really knew how we won and lost points? The players I coached that had a true sense of this did not second guess their decisions, and typically played well under pressure because they stayed true to who they were as a player when it mattered the most. Understanding our strengths, our limitations and our averages, will allow us to be more decisive on match day.
Let’s say Player X (we will call him John) has a big first serve and an average first serve percentage of 63. He also averages 4 aces per set on a medium paced hard court. He considers his first serve to be his biggest strength. He is playing an opponent of similar ability and struggles to perform in the first set. He gets broken twice, hits no aces and his first serve percentage is languishing somewhere in the low 30’s. Instead of trying to make adjustments by just spinning it in (like many coaches will tell him to do), he decides to continue to go after his serve, living and dying by his strength. He has the same mindset of the basketball player who keeps taking and TRUSTING his shots. Once they started falling for him, he could not stop scoring and he blew by his average. At some point, John is going to start hitting his aces and getting his 1st serve percentage back to where it usually hovers in his matches. I am all for changing game plans when something is not working, but taking away our biggest strength or overreacting to a couple of poor games or our opponents inspired play is not the answer.
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Over the last few months, I have returned to playing competitive tennis. At age 37, I am very conscience of how I want to use my energy resources as they are not what they used to be! If I find something that is working, I literally go to it every single time. I don’t expect it to work every time, but I do understand it will work enough to get me the win. I am now incredibly disciplined at not deviating from what is working and I don’t worry about becoming too predictable. If someone has a weak backhand return, then they have a weak backhand return, and it is not going to magically improve during the course of this match. It is a flaw in their game and I am absolutely going to expose it every chance I get! If anything, I have found that if I continue to expose their weakness, it will probably get worse. In order to conserve energy, I play very boring disciplined tennis and love it! If only I had the patience to do it when I was younger!!
In my experience, I have found that most even players entering the highest levels of college tennis (meaning they were top national and international juniors) have just a basic - and sometimes non-existent - understanding of how they win points, how they lose points, what their strengths are and how to expose opponent’s weaknesses. They have spent most of their time worrying about technique rather than what patterns they should be playing and practicing in order to highlight their strengths and take advantage of their opponents’ areas of weakness. Most All of the top players in the world play extremely one dimensional pattern’s that they try to recreate over and over again. Roger Federer is going to serve wide and look for his forehand pretty much every time it is 30-30. We all know it is coming, but he does it so well that it rarely matters. Take a look at Craig O’Shannessy’s work at www.braingametennis.com to learn more about the patterns of the pros. It is fascinating to see the simple game plans the best players on the planet are implementing point after point, match after match. Continue to work hard to improve those positive averages and reduce the negative averages on the stat sheet, but be very clear on what they are and who you are as a tennis player. When you step on the court to play a match, understand your identity as a player, embrace it and believe that what you have is good enough to get you the win.
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Creating the Optimal
Performance State for Players
By: Dr. Larry Lauer, Special to USTA.com
For a clear vision of your game, reflect on your best matches and what you were thinking, doing and feeling during those matches. Comparing these against bad performances develops an awareness of the differences in preparation and competition.
Work through the details to get to the core tactics, thoughts, feelings and behaviors that occur when you are at your best (optimal performance state or OPS). Then, write about your game with details to the above components.
Vision of Game should be written with “I am, I will” types of statements that create commitment to the vision. Talk to your coach about his or her perspective on the game such as “focus on the process,” “play one point at a time,” “hit out to big targets,” etc., and include those as well.
Step 1: Best-Match Reflection
Take five minutes in a quiet environment void of distractions. Think about your recent best matches (i.e., when you played according to your game style and competed and executed well). Try to relive those matches in detail.
Think about the following questions as you visualize best matches:
How was I feeling prior to the match?
What was I thinking prior to the match?
What was I doing prior to the match?
What were my goals and expectations for the match?
Overall, how did I feel during the match?
Overall, what thoughts were in my head during the match?
Overall, what was I doing between points?
Overall, how was I playing the match?
In key moments of the match what was I thinking, feeling and doing?
Step 2: Worst-Match Reflection
Take five minutes in a quiet environment void of distractions. Think about your recent worst matches (i.e., you did not play according to your game style and did not compete or execute well). Try to relive it in detail.
Think about the following questions as you visualize worst matches:
Ask the same questions as Best-Match Reflection:
Step 3: Comparison on Best & Worst Matches
Now read back through both the best matches and worst matches and answer the following:
What things were similar?
What were the big differences?
What do I need to do based on reviewing my best and worst matches?
Step 4: Vision of Game
In this step, pull out the most important and meaningful words from Step 1 that describe your thinking, feeling and doing when you were at your best. This should include your vision of how you want to play tennis.
List them as individual words or short phrases. These words describe your optimal performance state, how you are feeling, what you are thinking and doing when you are at your best. Use these as simple cues before and during the match to keep a task-focused, simple mindset.
Step 5: List How You Prepare
In this final step, list how you prepare pre-match to be at your optimal performance state at the start of a match (include night before and day-of activities):
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equal tennis level
By todd widom, tw tennis
I think there is a misconception in the tennis world that you need to be playing with higher level tennis players, junior or professional, in order to become a higher level tennis player. Level does not equal level.
If you want to maximize your potential, you need to put your blue-collar work ethic on and get to business. This is something that should be done in a disciplined manner. Tennis players need to understand how they are going to attain their dreams and goals. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this particular player, and what is the timeframe that the student and coach are dealing with so that this student can play either college tennis or professional tennis?
Anyone can look at a certain player and figure out what they do well or not so well, but they need to think about how the student is going to progress and in what timeframe. This includes how many hours and repetitions it is going to take to get the player where he or she would like to be. Tennis is not a team sport. All tennis players at all different levels have certain things that they must improve upon to attain their goals.
If you have a player who can stand in either the backhand or forehand corner of the court and can put the ball in the court, it will greatly benefit you since you will be able to get a greater workout and work on the different aspects of the game that need attention. As a junior tennis player, I was exposed to all different types of tennis players for training. I hit with adults, juniors, and - on the rare occasion - with professionals. My coach made it very clear to me that my job was to run for every ball whether it was in or out and to focus on the aspects of the game where I was trying to develop. If you would like to achieve your goals at tennis, it is a never-ending pursuit by trying to improve day in and day out.
During my professional tennis career, I was blessed to compete and train with some of the very best tennis players that the United States produced. On one instance, I was invited to train with one of the American professionals that was top twenty in the world. I was excited for this workout, but two hours later when it was over, I left thinking that it was a waste of my time. Reading this you are thinking to yourself that how could this be possible? The drills we did had nothing to do with what I was trying to improve upon in my game. I would have been better off training with a high-level college player or a low-level professional.
So remember that you need to have clear objectives about what you are working on, and it does not really matter who is across the net. Tennis is not a team sport. It is all about you - and how you are going to get to the next level to be able to achieve your goals and dreams. Stay focused, stay on track, and only be concerned with yourself - not who is across the net training with you.
About Tod Widom:
Todd Widom is a former 18-and-under Super National champion, two-time All-American at the University of Miami, and former Top 200 ATP Professional in both singles and doubles. He has continued his passion for tennis, and is owner of TW Tennis, South Florida's top small group/private tennis training geared exclusively for the high performance junior, collegiate or professional tennis player. You can find him online at TW Tennis and he may be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BY: GABRIELLE TAYLOR, MS, RD, LD
Healthy fats should be a part of every athlete’s diet. Healthy fats include olives and olive oil, nuts and nut butters, avocado, and vegetable oils . Fat has more calories than carbohydrate or protein. Healthy fats can help add calories for tennis players who want to gain weight. When possible, eat 3 to 4 hours before a hard practice or competition. Aim for a low-fat meal with about 200 to 300 grams of carbohydrate and 30 grams of lean protein. This will ensure you have enough fuel on board but will leave time for your stomach to empty before you play. A turkey sub sandwich with baked chips and a side of fruit or a grilled chicken wrap on a flour tortilla with pretzels and fruit juice or low-fat milk are examples of meals that will meet the energy demands of a long practice or match. If there is not enough time to eat 3 to 4 hours before practice or competition, eat a snack 1 to 2 hours before exercise.
Carbohydrate should make up most of your diet. During intense training periods, eat 2.3 to 3.26 grams of carbohydrates per pound of body weight per day (5 to 7 grams per kilogram). For example, a 150-pound tennis player would need 345 to 480 grams of carbohydrate a day. On less intense training days or when sidelined by injury, you only need 1.4 to 2.3 grams of carbohydrate per pound (3 to 5 grams per kilogram). Active young children need less carbohydrate than older children, so the lower end of the ranges is recommended. Choose high-quality carbohydrate foods such as whole grain breads and cereals, rice, pasta, starchy vegetables, whole or dried fruit, and low-fat milk and yogurt. Eat fewer refined carbohydrates and sweets such as pastries, cookies, cakes, candy, sugar-sweetened soft drinks, fruit drinks, tea, and specialty coffee drinks.
Tennis is a high-intensity sport that requires short bursts of activity. Most points in tennis last fewer than 10 seconds, but there are only 25 seconds of rest between points and 90 seconds between games, so a strong endurance base is needed for competitive tennis. Analyses of tennis matches show that the sport requires about 300 to 500 bursts of energy over the course of a match.
Tennis players need a planned schedule for drinking fluids. Drinking enough fluids improves performance and helps prevent heat illness during training and competition.
• Drink on a schedule. Drink 2 cups of water or sport drink 2 hours before practice or competition.
• On hot, humid days and when the sun is at its peak, choose sport drinks.
• During matches, keep a bottle of sport drink in a cooler on the bench and drink 5 to 10 ounces at every changeover.
• After matches, drink enough to replace lost water weight. Drink 3 cups of fluid for every pound lost during practice or a match.
• Check the color of your urine. A pale, straw color means you are hydrated.
• If you get cramps, you may need more fluid and sodium. If you get cramps often, add ½ teaspoon of table salt to 32 ounces of sport drink, or choose an “endurance” formula sport drink. It will contain more sodium than a regular sport drink.
FUELING TENNIS PLAYERS
Calorie needs for tennis players depends on age, gender, hours spent training and conditioning, and practicing on the court. Tennis players burn 5 to 11 calories per minute playing singles and 3½ to 7½ calories per minute playing doubles. The nutrients that provide energy (calories) are carbohydrates, protein, and fat. The amounts of each nutrient you need to fuel your practice and competition are given below.
Protein provides the building blocks for muscle mass and for healthy growth and development. You need 0.6 to 0.8 grams per pound (1.3 to 1.8 grams per kilogram). For example, a 150-pound tennis player would need 90 to 120 grams of protein a day. Eating more protein than the recommended amount will not build muscle faster or add extra muscle mass. Choose lean protein foods such as lean beef and pork, chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, and low-fat dairy foods. Nuts are a good source of protein and contain healthy fats. Eat fewer high-fat protein foods such as regular burgers, brisket, ribs, sausage, and full-fat cheeses and dairy foods.
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Boys' 12 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)
Bracks, Ian (2) (Seminole, OK) def. Huston, Augustine (Enid, OK) 6‑0; 6‑0
Pensavalle, Cristian (1) (Edmond, OK) def. Skinner, Creed (Edmond, OK) 7‑6; 6‑1
Cameron, Jacob (3) (Tulsa, OK) def. Kanchanakomtorn, Trenton (Oklahoma City, OK) 6‑1; 6‑2
Henry, Carter (Tulsa, OK) def. Tingleaf, Langdon (Owasso, OK) 7‑5; 6‑1
Boys' 12 Singles (Semifinal Round)
Pensavalle, Cristian (1) (Edmond, OK) def. Cameron, Jacob (3) (Tulsa, OK) 6‑2; 6‑1
Bracks, Ian (2) (Seminole, OK) def. Henry, Carter (Tulsa, OK) 6‑2; 6‑2
Boys' 12 Singles (Final Round)
Pensavalle, Cristian (1) (Edmond, OK) def. Bracks, Ian (2) (Seminole, OK) 6‑2; 6‑0
Boys' 14 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)
Shrestha, Rohan (4) (Tulsa, OK) def. Chandrasekar, Ashwin (Tulsa, OK) 6‑2; 6‑2
Keeling, Brett (3) (Tulsa, OK) def. Henry, Hunter (Tulsa, OK) 2‑6; 6‑2; 1‑0
Mize, Kale (2) (Tulsa, OK) def. Zeiders, Harris (Edmond, OK) 6‑4; 6‑4
Bracks, Luke (1) (Seminole, OK) def. Cheek, Cameron (Owasso, OK) 6‑0; 6‑0
Boys' 14 Singles (Semifinal Round)
Bracks, Luke (1) (Seminole, OK) def. Shrestha, Rohan (4) (Tulsa, OK) 6‑2; 6‑2
Keeling, Brett (3) (Tulsa, OK) def. Mize, Kale (2) (Tulsa, OK) 4‑6; 6‑4; 1‑0
Boys' 14 Singles (Final Round)
Bracks, Luke (1) (Seminole, OK) def. Keeling, Brett (3) (Tulsa, OK) 6‑3; 6‑3
Boys' 16 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)
Knutsen, Cole (Tulsa, OK) def. Ford, Matthew (Edmond, OK) 6‑1; 6‑4
McLaughlin, Brogan (3) (Edmond, OK) def. Fuller, Caleb (Edmond, OK) 6‑1; 6‑1
Haley, Daniel (2) (Edmond, OK) def. Fritts, James (Oklahoma City, OK) 6‑2; 6‑3
Bracks, Luke (1) (Seminole, OK) def. Richmond, Ben (Oklahoma City, OK) 6‑2; 6‑1
Boys' 16 Singles (Semifinal Round)
Bracks, Luke (1) (Seminole, OK) def. Knutsen, Cole (Tulsa, OK) 6‑1; 6‑0
McLaughlin, Brogan (3) (Edmond, OK) def. Haley, Daniel (2) (Edmond, OK) 5‑7; 6‑3; 1‑0
Boys' 16 Singles (Final Round)
Bracks, Luke (1) (Seminole, OK) def. McLaughlin, Brogan (3) (Edmond, OK) 6‑4; 6‑4
Boys' 18 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)
Atherton, Jackson (1) (Tulsa, OK) def. Orr, Logan (Enid, OK) 6‑3; 6‑3
Brown, Tanner (Edmond, OK) def. McLaughlin, Zayne (Edmond, OK) 6‑0; 6‑1
Owens, Todd (Edmond, OK) def. cohlmia, joshua (Oklahoma City, OK) 6‑4; 6‑2
Hughes, Clayton (2) (Tulsa, OK) def. McKnight, John (Edmond, OK) 6‑2; 6‑3
Boys' 18 Singles (Semifinal Round)
Atherton, Jackson (1) (Tulsa, OK) def. Brown, Tanner (Edmond, OK) 6‑2; 6‑1
Hughes, Clayton (2) (Tulsa, OK) def. Owens, Todd (Edmond, OK) 6‑0; 6‑2
Boys' 18 Singles (Final Round)
Atherton, Jackson (1) (Tulsa, OK) def. Hughes, Clayton (2) (Tulsa, OK) 6‑1; 6‑0
Girls' 12 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)
Atturu, Sindhya (Edmond, OK) def. O'Dell, Trinity (1) (Tuttle, OK) 7‑5; 6‑0
Lambrecht, Erica (Tulsa, OK) def. Ricaurte‑Cabas, Victoria (Edmond, OK) 6‑2; 7‑5
Orgill, Olivia (Edmond, OK) def. Jacobsen, Ava (Tulsa, OK) 6‑4; 7‑5
Wilson, Ivy (2) (Tulsa, OK) def. Wells, Alexandra (Edmond, OK) 6‑2; 6‑1
Girls' 12 Singles (Semifinal Round)
Atturu, Sindhya (Edmond, OK) def. Lambrecht, Erica (Tulsa, OK) 3‑6; 6‑2; 1‑0
Wilson, Ivy (2) (Tulsa, OK) def. Orgill, Olivia (Edmond, OK) Wo (pc)
Girls' 12 Singles (Final Round)
Atturu, Sindhya (Edmond, OK) def. Wilson, Ivy (2) (Tulsa, OK) 2‑6; 6‑3; 1‑0
Girls' 14 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)
Tirunelveli, Teja (1) (Edmond, OK) def. Minihan, Aspen (Norman, OK) 6‑0; 6‑0
Miller, Addison (3) (Edmond, OK) def. Plaster, Lily (Arcadia, OK) 6‑4; 7‑5
Schoenhofer, Annika (4) (Broken Arrow, OK) def. Lorenz, Grace (Oklahoma City, OK) 6‑3; 6‑4
Pensavalle, Issabella (2) (EDMOND, OK) def. Michalcik, Lauren (Tulsa, OK) 6‑4; 6‑1
Girls' 14 Singles (Semifinal Round)
Tirunelveli, Teja (1) (Edmond, OK) def. Miller, Addison (3) (Edmond, OK) 6‑2; 6‑2
Schoenhofer, Annika (4) (Broken Arrow, OK) def. Pensavalle, Issabella (2) (EDMOND, OK) 5‑7; 6‑4; 1‑0
Girls' 14 Singles (Final Round)
Tirunelveli, Teja (1) (Edmond, OK) def. Schoenhofer, Annika (4) (Broken Arrow, OK) 6‑1; 6‑0
Girls' 16 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)
Thompson, Ryan (1) (Edmond, OK) def. Miller, Addison (Edmond, OK) 6‑1; 6‑0
McCorkle, Rachel (Tulsa, OK) def. Miley, Kate (Tulsa, OK) 6‑0; 1‑6; 1‑0
Treadwell, Annabelle (Edmond, OK) def. Holcomb, Maggie (Bixby, OK) 6‑1; 6‑0
Thompson, Brooke (2) (Edmond, OK) def. McLaughlin, Taryn (Norman, OK) 6‑0; 6‑0
Girls' 16 Singles (Semifinal Round)
Thompson, Ryan (1) (Edmond, OK) def. McCorkle, Rachel (Tulsa, OK) 6‑2; 6‑1
Thompson, Brooke (2) (Edmond, OK) def. Treadwell, Annabelle (Edmond, OK) 6‑4; 6‑4
Girls' 16 Singles (Final Round)
Thompson, Ryan (1) (Edmond, OK) def. Thompson, Brooke (2) (Edmond, OK) 6‑2; 6‑3
Girls' 18 Singles (Quarterfinal Round)
Holcomb, Melody (Bixby, OK) def. Mnajjed, Lana (Broken Arrow, OK) 6‑1; 6‑0
Johnston, Emily (Tulsa, OK) def. Fields, Kinsey (Edmond, OK) 6‑3; 6‑2
Girls' 18 Singles (Semifinal Round)
Epperson, Erin (1) (Bartlesville, OK) def. Holcomb, Melody (Bixby, OK) 6‑0; 6‑1
Miley, Reagan (2) (Tulsa, OK) def. Johnston, Emily (Tulsa, OK) 6‑0; 7‑5
Girls' 18 Singles (Final Round)
Epperson, Erin (1) (Bartlesville, OK) def. Miley, Reagan (2) (Tulsa, OK) 6‑1; 6‑4
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