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Boyer, McLaughlin earn all-state tennis honors

Carl Albert’s Keegan McLaughlin returns a volley May 12 during the Class 5A state tournament. PHOTO BY JEFF HARRISON

By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon

Carl Albert tennis has a pair of all-staters.

Keegan McLaughlin and Emily Boyer were recently named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State Teams.

The OCA All-State Tennis Tournament is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. July 25 at the University of Tulsa’s Michael D. Case Center. McLaughlin and Boyer will represent the West squad.

Boyer was a three-time state placer in doubles. She and junior Rylee Reese placed fourth at state this year. The pair went 26-4 and were runners-up in the regionals. They won six tournaments this season, taking first at Ada, Duncan West, Putnam City North, Guthrie, Suburban Conference and Phil Barnes 5A Public Schools Tennis Tournament. 

Boyer also earned all-state honors in volleyball. 

McLaughlin was 26-6 as a senior and finished sixth at the Class 5A state tournament while playing No. 1 singles. He was the school’s first boy to place at No. 1 singles every year in high school.

Both plan to compete in college athletics. Boyer will play volleyball at Oklahoma Baptist University, and McLaughlin signed to play tennis at Grinnell College in Iowa. 

Rosters for the All-State Tennis Tournament

West Boys: Lars Castellanos (Southmoore), Mason Fair (Classen SAS), Logan Lemley (Edmond Memorial), Keegan McLaughlin (Carl Albert), Cristian Meave (Pauls Valley), Karson Melton (OCS), Mitchell Rice (Edmond North), Carson Thomas (OCA), Luke Thomas (Christian Heritage Academy), Larsen Van Horn (Heritage Hall).

East Boys: Julian Aaronson (Holland Hall), James Benien (Cascia Hall), Kaleb Chesher (Riverfield), Jesse Choplin (Claremore), Max Fitzgerald (Broken Arrow), Grant Hinkle (Broken Arrow), Brett Keeling (Jenks), Daniel Lacey (Byng), Jesper Ohlson (Jenks), Mario Pacilio (Union).

West Girls: Sindhya Atturu (Deer Creek), Ana Grace Boggs (Edmond Memorial), Emily Boyer (Carl Albert), Clara Caldwell (Oklahoma Bible Academy), Reece Compton (Christian Heritage Academy), Alexa Garcia (Enid), Paige Ludlam (Deer Creek), Gardner Oesterle (Edmond North), Olivia Orgill (Edmond Memorial), Sheridan White (Duncan).

East Girls: Kendal Blevins (Cascia Hall), Ava Bolin (Ada), Audrey Brown (Bishop Kelley), Katie Davis (Henryetta), Elizabeth Gilbert (Owasso), Faith Koontz (Holland Hall), Kellyn Lollis (Henryetta), Sofia Ohlson (Jenks), Ivy Wilson (Metro Christian), Abby Wise (Holland Hall).

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