Miller tennis wins PCO tournament

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Kent Roberts returns a drop shot near the net in the No. 2 singles. Roberts, a freshman, won his first high school title Wednesday in the Putnam City Invitational. (Photo by Chuck Reherman)

By Chuck Reherman
Sports Editor
OKLAHOMA CITY – A dominate start to the season.
Yukon’s tennis team did dominate the field, winning three titles and rolling to the Putnam City Original Invitational title Wednesday at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center.
The Millers also had a second place finish to go with the three tournament wins to run away from the 12-team field with 62 points. Edmond Santa Fe and Bishop McGuinness tied for second with 47 points and Enid was fourth with 44.
The Millers breezed through the No. 1 and 2 singles to win the titles and the No. 1 doubles team were challenged, but same away with the title.
“It was a great way to start the season off,” Miller head coach Barney Moon said. “We had a freshman playing in his first high school tournament win a title and of course Nate (Moore) played exceptionally well.
“Both our doubles teams played really good, our two doubles had a tough match in the finals and played well,” he said. “I was a little concerned with how we would play, especially since it was our first tournament, but all six of our players stepped up and did what was expected of them.

Nate Moore returns a shot at the netin the finals of the No. 1 singles in the PCO Tournament. Moore won the event in two sets. (Photo by Chuck Reherman)

Moore, in his senior season, had little trouble in winning the No. 1 singles title. Moore rolled past Kyler Kosanke in the finals with a 6-1, 6-2 decision.
Moore beat Mustang’s Sawyer Bailey 6-1, 6-1 in the quarterfinals and beat Tyler Tron of Putnam City North 6-1, 6-2 in the semifinals.
Freshman Kent Roberts, making his varsity debut, won the No. 2 singles title with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Choctaw’s Caden Adamson.
Roberts beat Mustang’s Caden McKenna 6-0, 6-2 in the quarterfinals and posted a 6-0, 6-0 win over Carver Smith of Santa Fe in the semifinals.
The No. 1 doubles team of Jackson Wolf and Greyson Horst won the title with a 6-1, 6-3 sweep of McGuinness in the finals.
The pair, who was seeded fourth for the first tournament, opened with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Deer Creek. In the quarterfinals, the pair were pressed, winning 6-4, 5-7 and 10-7 to advance to the finals and the win over McGuinness.
The No. 2 doubles team of Caleb Crawford and Aleki English took second after taking Santa Fe to the super set.
Santa Fe had won the first set 7-5, the Miller pair won the second 7-5, but Santa Fe took the title with a 10-7 win in the super set.
The Miller pair did draw the No. 2 seed and opened with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Putnam City North in the quarterfinals. The pair beat Enid 6-1, 6-0 to advance to the finals.
The Millers will return to the tennis center on Monday to play in the Carl Albert Invitational.
The junior varsity team also won the PCO Junior Varsity Tournament winning two doubles titles and finishing second in a third.
The team of Ben Ankrom and Harrison Hines won the No. 1 doubles title, while Derek Lane and Brance Lanning won the No. 3 doubles title. The No. 2 doubles team of Ty Logan and Logan Smith finished second