By Chuck Reherman
OKLAHOMA CITY – A tougher day on the courts.
Yukon ran into a stiffer challenge in their second tournament of the season and finished fifth overall at the Carl Albert Invitational at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center.
The Millers had one third and one fifth place finish in the tournament.
Nate Moore had the third place finish at No. 1 singles, beating Shawnee’s Will Jordan 6-1, 6-2. Moore had lost to Kyler Melton of Deer Creek 6-0, 6-1 in the semifinals.
Moore opened with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Brayden Kalsu of Choctaw and beat Colby Bozarth of Oklahoma Christian School 6-1, 6-2.
The No. 1 doubles team of Zach Butcher and Dylan Howard placed fifth, beating Carl Albert 7-6, 6-7, 10-6 in the match.
The Yukon duo beat Midwest City 6-3, 6-1 in the opening match, but lost to No. 1 seed Ada 6-0, 6-1 in the quarterfinals. The pair came back to beat Shawnee 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the fifth place match.
Caleb Crawford took eighth at No. 2 singles after injury defaulting in the seventh place match.
Crawford beat Bryton Buckaloo of Choctaw 60, 6-2 in the opening round, but lost to Clark Melton of Norman 3-6, 7-6, 10-6. He lost to Dylan Lamb of Durant by injury default.
The No. 2 doubles team of Jackson Wolf and Grayson Horst took ninth, beating Norman 6-4, 6-2. The pair lost to Choctaw 6-3, 3-6, 10-6 in the opening round, beat Midwest City 6-1, 6-1 and PC North 6-1, 6-0.