Collinsville, Oklahoma
May 3-16, 2016 (Online May 21st)
5A State/Regional Boys Tennis
William Reynolds Finished
3rd At State (For #1 Singles)
Was First With Public Schools Only
Jeremy Arnold 3rd At Conference

5A State Tennis Report -- William Reynolds 3rd

-- submitted photos provided by Robert Sparks
Where is Collinsville?"

It was cloudy and unseasonably cool as William Reynolds began his warmup for his semifinal match. He had quietly waltzed through his first two matches on the previous day. However, this day was different. William was facing top seeded Heritage Hall. Yet, he had a plan. If it takes a village to raise a child, then it takes a country to develop an elite tennis player. Earlier that morning, William met with his private coach, high school coaches, hitting partner, and parents to hatch out a plan for this match. It was decided that he would make Heritage Hall play around his shots. Even as an underdog, he would be the aggressor. William executed this plan to near perfection. In the first set, William broke Heritage's serve and took a 5-4 lead in the set. An uncomfortable Heritage Hall crowd was overheard saying, "where is this Collinsville town?", also, "who is this kid?". The intensity of the crowd grew, unfortunately, so did the play of Heritage Hall. While William was nearly flawless, Heritage Hall was better. William lost 5-7, 4-6. He went on to beat Bishop Kelley and claim 3rd place in the OSSAA Boys Tennis State Tournament. While losses are never celebrated, two truths were discovered that day. First, William has become a force in 5A tennis. Also, Heritage Hall may not know where Collinsville is on a map, but William gave them a lesson on what we stand for in this town. In that semifinal match, spectators saw class, courage, and most of all, grit.

Go Cards,
Coach Robert Sparks (5/16/2016)

Congratulations to William Reynolds! He is one of the 5A Regional Champions in tennis! William is on an eleven match winning streak! He will compete in the OSSAA State Tennis Tournament Friday and Saturday (May 13th and 14th).

Go Cards!

Coach Robert Sparks

William Reynolds -- 5A Tennis State Champ! (Public Schools Only)

William Reynolds (1st - Public Schools)
Congratulations to William Reynolds and Jeremy Arnold!

William is the Tennis Class 5-A Public School State Champion!
Jeremy placed 3rd in the Class 5-A Public School State Tournament!

That's not all...

William Reynolds is a Metro Lakes Champion!
Jeremy Arnold placed 3rd in the Metro Lakes Tournament!

-- Coach Robert Sparks (5/3/2016)

Jeremy Arnold (3rd - Public Schools)
Previous Coverage
State Tennis Results
--per Owasso Reporter 5/16/2016
State Tennis Results
-- per Tulsa World 5/16/2016
Last Year (May 2015)

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