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Guthrie Lady Jays tennis qualify for state

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The Guthrie High School girls tennis team qualified to play in state this weekend, after traveling to Duncan High School for regionals, where all six Lady BlueJays finished in second place in their respective spots to advance to a trip to state at OKC Tennis Center.
Cheyenne Royal competed in the number one singles spot, as she would defeat Capital Hill High School in the first round 6-1, 6-0.
Royal would advance to play Shawnee High School in the second round, and she would make quick work, winning 7-6, 6-1 to advance to the finals. In the finals, Royal would default due to the heat and her recent recovery of mono to finish in second place.
Kamber Smedley played in the number two singles position, and she would defeat Western Heights High School 6-1, 6-3. She would advance to the second round to face off with Lawton Eisenhower High School. Smedley would win 6-0, 6-1 to advance to the finals. In the finals, Smedley would fall to Duncan High School, 6-0 in consecutive sets to finish in second place.
Carissa Mathena and Jillian Chappell teamed up for the number one doubles spot. They defeated Capital Hill 6-2, 6-0. In the second round the two would defeat Shawnee 6-2, 6-0 to advance to the finals to play Duncan. Duncan’s number one doubles is considered one of the best in the state, and the Guthrie duo won the first set 7-5, before falling the next two 6-2, 6-4 to finish in second.
Kaylea Hopfer and Ryan Robbins teamed up for the number two doubles, as they defeated Lawton MacArthur High School 6-2, 6-0. They would defeat Altus High School 6-0, 6-1 to advance to the finals against Duncan. They would fall 6-4, 6-4 to finish in second place.
The girls will be in state competition this weekend.
The News Leader will have a full recap of the Lady BlueJays state performance next week, as well as the boys regional son May 12.

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