Claremore girls tennis team (from left) Erin Kuykendall, Sterling Sisovsky, Madi Rust, Abbey Cox, Lauren Kuykendall and Natalie Evans.

PONCA CITY — The tennis teams at Claremore High School have proven they are state contenders this season after sweeping the gold at the “Big Daddy” tennis tournament in Ponca City.

The Lady Zebras won with 29 points. Bishop McGuinness and Mustang tied for second with 24 points each.

The Claremore boys won easily as well, scoring 27 points. Owasso and McGuinness each scored 24 points for second place.

Lauren Kuykendall paced the Lady Zebras with a first-place finish at No. 2 singles. She beat Peyton McCuan of McGuinness 6-2, 6-3 in the finals.

Natalie Evans finished second at No. 1 singles, as did Abbey Cox and Madi Rust at No. 1 doubles.

Erin Kuykendall and Sterling Sisovsky placed third at No. 2 doubles.

In boys action, the No. 2 doubles team of James Stout and Owen McElwain finished first, and never lost a set.

They beat Muskogee 6-2, 6-2 in the finals.

Micah Sloan finished second at No. 1 singles. Jacob Price did the same at No. 2 singles. Ryan Westfall and Avi Patel placed fifth at No. 1 doubles.


1 Singles : Natalie Evans (#3 seed) placed 2nd

defeated Angel Buy, Mustang, 6-1, 6-1

defeated Sarah Reilly, Oklahoma Bible 6-3, 6-3

lost to Jessica Le, McGuinness, 1-6, 4-6

2 Singles: Lauren Kuykendall (#1 seed) placed 1st

defeated Jenna Wynes, Ponca City, 7-5, 6-0

defeated Rylie Fischer, Mustang, 6-0, 6-1

defeated Peyton McCuan, McGuinness, 6-2, 6-3

1 Doubles: Abbey Cox/Madi Rust (#3 seed) placed 2nd

defeated Hamilton/Jackson, Muskogee, 6-4, 7-6

defeated Keeler/Parks, Ponca City, 6-4, 6-2

lost to Roberts/Price, Mustang, 1-6, 1-6

2 Doubles: Erin Kuykendall/ Sterling Sisovsky (#3 seed) placed 3rd

defeated Hill/Sheridan, McGuinness, 6-1, 6-4

lost to Church/Eaton, Muskogee, 6-3, 3-6, 9-11

defeated Monevilay/Sanderson, Mustang, 6-2, 7-6


1 Singles: Micah Sloan (#2 seed) placed 2nd

defeated Cooper Lamont, Muskogee, 6-0.6-0

defeated Blake Carter, Owasso, 6-4, 6-0

lost to James Fritts, McGuinness, 0-6, 2-6

2 Singles: Jacob Price (#2 seed) placed 2nd

defeated Xander Colvin, Mustang, 6-1, 6-3

defeated Zack Belden, Stillwater, 6-2, 6-1

lost to Landen Pollock, Owasso, 6-7. 2-6

1 Doubles: Ryan Westfall/Avi Patel placed 5th

lost to Baker/Smith, Mustang, 0-6, 1-6

defeated Fortkamp/Robinson, Ponca City, 6-2, 6-3

defeated Puigggari/Wheeler, McGuinness, 6-0, 6-1

2 Doubles: James Stout and Owen McElwain (#1 seed) placed 1st

defeated Gray/Morgan, Oklahoma Bible 6-1, 6-0

defeated Buchanan/Schwartz, McGuinness, 6-2, 6-0

defeated Chapuis/Arnett, Muskogee, 6-2, 6-2