Anthony Davis, who qualified for the state tennis tournament during all four years of his Shawnee playing stint, has been selected to the Oklahoma Coaches Association 2012 All-State squad.
Davis will play for the eight-man east team when the All-State match is held Tuesday, July 24 at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center at the University of Tulsa.
Davis recorded a seventh-place finish at No. 1 singles at the 2012 state tournament. He upended Grove’s Levi Kerr, 6-2, 6-4, in the seventh-place match after falling to Kerr in the first round.
As a junior, Davis teamed with No. 2 doubles partner Dalton Stewart to capture the state championship.
“This is quite an honor for Anthony,” Shawnee tennis head coach Terry Woodward said. “He’s worked hard to improve his game and compete with most of the top players in the state. Becoming an All-Stater is a great testimony to him.”
Over the past 12 years, Shawnee has had at least one All-Stater every year with the exception of the 2007, 2005, 2003 and 2000 campaigns.
In 2002, Shawnee had three All-Staters in Jared Haley, Rachel Wright and Jennifer Peoples.
“We’ve been pretty consistent getting All-Staters,” Woodward said. “Shawnee has been known for having some good tennis players.”
One valuable part of the SHS program equation has been the summer program. This year’s summer program will begin June 4. Signups are scheduled for today and Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the high school tennis courts. Interested participants can also sign up Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Participants from ages five to 17 are eligible for the summer program.