McKinney North senior Jordan Hart celebrated a UIL Class 4A boys singles state championship for the second consecutive year in late April.
In 2012, Hart won the tournament as an underdog, but this year he fought diligently to remain on top of the tennis ranks and claim his second state title over San Antonio Alamo Heights’ Jonah Candelario. After losing the first set 6-1, Hart rallied back and through sure will, defeated Candelario 6-1 in the second set and 6-4 in the third.
As the odds on favorite in every one of his matches, his opponents aspired to take down the reigning champ.
“I feel more relief than anything,” said Hart. “Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited, but I had a lot of expectations this year. I wanted to finish my career on a high note.”
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