Miller netters place 7th in own tournament

Zac Butcher returns a shot in the No. 1 doubles event during the Yukon tournament. (Photo by Chuck Reherman)

By Chuck Reherman
Sports Editor
It was not the best of days for Yukon’s tennis team on their home courts.
The Millers had a tough outing and finished seventh overall in their own tournament Friday.
YHS’ best finish was fourth place at No. 2 singles and finished the tournament with 11 points. Ada won the team title with 32, Westmoore and Edmond Santa Fe tied for second with 22 and Bartlesville was fourth with 21.
The Millerettes part of the tournament of Saturday was rained out.
“We didn’t have a good day,” Miller head coach Barney Moon said. “We are still trying to figure out our line-up, we had another different line-up for the tournament.

Dawson Simeroth returns a snot near the net. (Photo by Chuck Reherman)

“Nate (Moore) had a tough bracket today and he lost his opening match for the first time I believe all season,” he said. “It was a pretty tough tournament overall, but that is what we need as we get closer to the regionals.”
Moore did have the best finish for the Millers, taking fifth at No. 1 singles. Moore beat Adam Spencer of Mustang 6-1, 6-1 in the fifth place match.
Moore lost his opening round match to Alex Le of Bartlesville 6-1, 6-1 in the opening round. He came back to beat Kyran English of Muskogee 6-0, 6-0 in the consolation round.
The No. 1 doubles team of Zac Butcher and Jackson Wolf finished sixth, losing to Muskogee 6-1, 6-2 in the fifth place match. The pair lost to eventual champion Edmond Santa Fe in the opening round 6-1, 6-1. They came back to beat Bartlesville 6-4, 1-6 and 10-7.
The No. 2 doubles team of Greyson Horst and Dawson Simeroth also finished sixth, losing to Edmonda Santa Fe 6-4, 6-2 in the fifth place match. The pair lost to Bartlesville 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 in the opening match, then came back to win the consolation round 6-2, 6-3 over Westmoore.

Jackson Wolf changes hands in an attempt to return a shot along the baseline. (Photo by Chuck Reherman)

Caleb Crawford playing his first tournament at No. 2 singles, finished seventh, beating Muskogee’s Cooper Lamont 6-4, 7-5 to take seventh place. Crawford lost his opening round match to Corbett Jones of Mustang 6-4, 6-2 in the opening round and dropped a 6-2, 7-5 decision to Layne Rollins of Deer Creek.
The Millers will play in the Edmond North tournament at Kickingbird Tennis Center today.
homa Athletic Conference tournament Saturday at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center.