Grove has won the first State tennis title ever. 

The Ridgerunners sent two teams, 1 Doubles and 2 Doubles to the meet. The two teams put Grove in fourth place overall.

The 2 Doubles team of Mason Allen and Kenny Wright bested the field, winning four matches in two days. The duo topped Holland Hall, Byng, Henryetta and Ada to win the title. 

"They ended up 24-1. They had one loss on the year to Claremore, a good 5A team. I think they could play them and be good. They played really good right there when it mattered," said Grove head coach Todd Kerr. "It was really fun. They ended up playing real good. They're both sophomores, so we'll get them back."

Kerr says that the private schools make it difficult to win and that moving classes with the private schools had given the Ridgerunners a hard time. 

"This is finally the year that we get to go down to 4A, where the majority of the private schools are still in 5A. So it helps us compete," said Kerr. "It makes the class at least do-able. When you have the best class in the state and we're out here without junior high tennis, it kind of made it really rough."

Grove's 1 Doubles team of Reagan Morris and Braden Wadley finished in fourth place at the State Tournament. 

"They ended up 25-4, which is still really good," said Kerr. "They lost to Ada in the semi-finals. We won the first set, and then they lost the next two sets real close, it was just a nail biter. That put them in the third place match and they just couldn't recover from not making the finals."

The duo defeated Clinton and Oklahoma Bible Academy, before falling to Ada and Holland Hall, a team that Grove had beaten less than a week earlier for the Regional title. 

"I was wanting Reagan [Morris] to go out on a win, but we just couldn't come out of losing that semi-final match, but they had a great year and won a lot of medals," said Kerr. 

Kerr is excited about the future of his program. 

"We feel like now we can show up and compete really well at State," said Kerr.