It was a tough day at the Junior Team Tennis State Championships at the Oklahoma City Tennis Center as temps climbed above 100 degrees on the court. Three teams; LaFortune Tennis Center, out of Tulsa, Quail Creek Country Club, and the BCCTA Cheetahs played a round robin format and all had outstanding teams.
The BCCTA Cheetahs played LaFortune in the first match of the day and the Cheetahs won at #1 and #2 Singles and at #1 and #2 Doubles.
After Quail Creek and LaFortune played their match there were only two games separating Quail Creek and the BCCTA Cheetahs. The atmosphere was electric as both teams came out full of confidence that their team was going to be the 2019 10U JTT State Champion. At the end of the match the Cheetahs won on all four courts once again and claimed the title! In addition to winning the team title, Braver Reineke, was chosen out of all of the boy competitors as the recipient for the “Sportsmanship Award.” Congratulations Braver!
This is the second consecutive JTT State Championship for the BCCTA Cheetahs, but what is so impressive is that only two players, Kadence Williams and Gray Dillon, played on last years Cheetahs team. With an all new line-up our kids came out and battled all season long. With the pressure of playing in such a big tournament our kids rose to the occasion and played their best tennis today. Congratulations to Kadence Williams, Grey Dillon, Braver Reineke, Hayden Shriner, Audrey Bohnstedt, Andrea and Ivan Mendoza, and Yuri Mendoza. Congratulations also to our incredible coaches: Jessica Reineke, Brad Lund, and Rob Braver who were with both the Cheetahs and the 12U Barracudas throughout the day.
We want to thank all of the parents and friends from Britton Christian Church who came out to cheer on the kids today. Your support and encouragement mean so much to our players and coaches.
2019 JTT State Champions!