It was a huge weekend for Tokara Henderson and the Oklahoma All-Stars! The Missouri Valley 12 and 14 yr old Team Championships were held at the OKC Tennis Center in Oklahoma City on Friday and Saturday. The top five players from Oklahoma, Iowa, Heart of America, St. Louis, and Kansas played over the two day event. After three rounds of play it came down to Oklahoma vs. St. Louis in the Finals…and Oklahoma came out on top!
It was the first time Tokara has played in a Valley Team Championship. It was a demanding schedule as Tokara played eight matches during the two day event. I asked Tokara if she was nervous going into the tournament. She said, “I was very nervous because I didn’t want to make mistakes and let my team down.” How about now that you played so well and your team won? Tokara said, “I had so much fun. I realized I can play with them, they made mistakes like I did, but everyone supported each other.”
Tokara had to switch gears quickly after the weekend so she can get ready to travel to Omaha, Nebraska this weekend to compete against the top 32 players in the Missouri Valley at the Supers. Good luck Tokara!
Oklahoma All-Stars Win MV Championship