Tiger tennis tames Englewood
April 21, 2009
Senior and No. 1 singles player Kali Turrin said that her Summit High tennis team is “a force to be reckoned with.”
Although her father and head coach Dave Turrin didn’t quite go that far in his description of the team, one thing is for certain: The Tigers continue to pick up impressive wins.
Summit ” despite having not played since April 9 because of spring break ” dismantled a solid Englewood team on Tuesday in a 7-0 win.
“We were able to pull it out,” the elder Turrin said following the Tigers’ seventh win of the season. “It was much closer than the overall score would show, because a lot of the matches were very close.”
The Summit coach felt that the long layoff in between matches hindered his team a bit on Tuesday.
“We had a really big win against Evergreen right before the break,” Dave Turrin said. “Then, taking that week off, I’m not sure our girls hit a lot and we weren’t completely on. I think it made it a little closer today.”
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The Tigers had three matches go into three sets but managed to pick up the crucial points when they needed it.
One of those matches was in No. 2 singles, where SHS sophomore Sophia Bolt fell behind early only to charge back to a win.
“Sophia did an amazing job today,” Kali Turrin said of her teammate. “She was the star of the day.”
Bolt eventually won her match 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.
The younger Turrin helped the Tigers with a win in the first singles match, needing three sets in a 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-0 victory. The win put her at an impressive 8-2, individually, on the season.
Ali Hartley also picked up a singles win for Summit, defeating Englewood’s No. 3 player in straight sets, 7-5, 6-1.
In doubles, Julie Oberriter and Laura Peterson needed three sets to win in the No. 1 spot, while Molly Allen and Laura George won in straight sets in the No. 2 match. Ania Zawadzki and Melissa Gordon won the No. 3 match, and Amy Modglin and Julie Arbuckle won the final doubles points.
The Tigers (7-3) now have a quick turnaround before facing off against Golden today in their regular-season finale.
“They’re going to be a challenge,” Kali Turrin said, “but I think that we have the talent to take them.”
The match is slated to start at 3:30 p.m.
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