Millerette netters place fourth at PCO tourney

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Ella Stanley stretches to reach a ball in the No. 1 singles event in the PCO Tournament. Stanley finished fourth. (Photo by Chuck Reherman)

By Chuck Reherman
Sports Editor
OKLAHOMA CITY – With a young team, new Yukon Millerette tennis coach Wes Ankrom wasn’t sure what to expect in the season opener.
It turned out to be a good day for the Millerettes,
Yukon had one third place finish and two fourth placings to finish fourth overall in the Putnam City Original Invitational at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center.
The Millerettes came in with two new doubles teams, who both won their first two matches and did play for the consolation title.
“I was really happy with how played for a first tournament,” Ankrom said. “It was good that they all won their first match and moved to the winners side of the bracket. Our No. 1 singles and both doubles teams reached the semifinals.
“I also though that for it being their first tournament, they all handled the long, grueling day,” he said. “They stayed focused throughout the day and I felt they played well overall and I look for this group to continue to get better.”

Cadence Barnes reaches to return a shot in the No. 1 doubles in the PCO Tournament. Barnes teamed with Ryenn Fuentes to finish fourth. (Photo by Chuck Reherman)

The No. 2 doubles team of Reagan Eskew and Payton Winfrey placed third, beating the team of Crossings Christian School. The Millerette pair fell to the consolation match after losing in the semifinals to Edmond Deer Creek. The pair won their quarterfinal match 6-3, 4-6, 10-8.
Ella Stanley placed fourth in No. 1 singles losing to McGuinnness in the consolation finals. She won her opening round match 6-0, 6-2 and her quarterfinal match 6-2, 6-3 before losing in the semifinals.
The No. 1 doubles team of Cadence Barnes and Ryenn Fuentes placed fourth, losing to Enid in the consolation finals. The duo won their first match 6-0, 6-0 and quarterfinals 6-3, 3-6, 10-8, but lost to Deer Creek 6-1, 6-0 in the semifinals.
Aubriana Corley placed seventh at No. 2 singles. Corley lost her quarterfinal match, but bounced back in the consolation round to beat Putnam City North 2-6, 10-8, 14-12.
The Millerettes return to the court today in the Carl Albert Invitational Tournament held at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center.