Langston signs letter of intent

Ponca City Now - November 18, 2015 1:24 pm

Two-time Oklahoma 6A state singles champion Daniel Langston of Ponca City has signed a National Letter of Intent to play collegiate tennis at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Langston has gone undefeated in each of his last two seasons and holds a high school record of 91-4 at Ponca City High School. Along with two state titles, he was a state runner-up in singles as a freshman.

"Daniel is a great talent who we are extremely happy to have join our program," said SIUE Head Coach Jason Coomer. "Daniel is a high-level talent and equally gifted in the classroom. We always are looking for players who are the complete package, and I think our fans will be very pleased with Daniel and the work ethic he demonstrates on and off the court."

Langston has been ranked as high as No. 92 nationally and a four-star recruit on the Tennis Recruiting Network. He also has earned a ranking of No. 6 in 18 and under and No. 2 in 16 and under at the Missouri Valley section of USTA. He competed and won matches last summer at the U.S. National Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and the U.S. Clay Court Championships in Delray Beach, Florida.

"He has had a tremendous amount of success in the state of Oklahoma," said Coomer. "At the end of the day, Daniel is a winner. I don’t care what level you compete at, it takes someone special to go undefeated as he has the past two years."

The 5-foot, 11-inch right-hander expects to major in business finance and economics at SIUE. He is the son of Ken and Marci Langston.

 

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