Girls tennis places second in MAC tournament

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By Kyle Salomon,

Mustang’s girls tennis team took second place in the Metro Athletic Conference tournament last Saturday at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center.

The Lady Broncos had three second-place finishes and one third-place finish on the day. Defending state champion Edmond North stole the show, winning first place in every category.

“I was really proud of the girls for how they competed against some really tough competition in the conference tournament,” Mustang head coach Dave Rankin said. “Beating teams like Yukon and Choctaw is a really good accomplishment for our girls. Edmond North is always a really tough team, but I thought we competed hard against them and made them work.”

Stevie Josie competed in the No.1 singles slot for Mustang, placing second in her bracket. She took on Putnam City West in her first outing, winning 6-0, 6-0. Josey then took out Putnam City North 6-1, 6-0 in the second round before falling in the finals to Edmond North 0-6, 0-6.

Kyndal Heath grabbed second place in the No.2 singles position. Heath took down Putnam City 6-0, 6-0 in her first bout, then defeated Yukon 4-6, 6-3, 10-5 in her second match and fell to Edmond North in the finals 2-6, 0-6.

Jessica Garner and Sarah Atkins took second in the No.1 doubles slot for the Broncos. The duo had a bye in the first round, but then took down Edmond Santa Fe 6-3, 7-6 in round two. The pair fell to Edmond North in the finals 0-6, 2-6.

Heather Underwood and Taylor Sullivan competed in the No. 2 doubles position, finishing in third place. The duo had a bye in the first round, then fell to Yukon 2-6, 4-6 in round two. The pair won their consolation third-place game against Choctaw 6-0, 6-4.

The conference wasn’t the only tournament the Bronco girls played in last week, as Mustang was the winner of the Del City tournament. All four slots took first place in the tournament for MHS.