Lady Tigers sweep Bishop Machebeuf |

Lady Tigers sweep Bishop Machebeuf

ADAM BOFFEYsummit daily news

DENVER – Just three matches into its season, the Summit High School tennis team has already seen the pendulum of success swing to both extremes.It started last Friday when the Lady Tigers swept Canon City to open the season. Four days later, it was SHS who was swept by 4A powerhouse Ralston Valley.The Tigers returned to one-sided tennis on Wednesday by defeating Bishop Machebeuf 7-0 and improving to 2-1 in the process.SHS coach Dave Turrin pointed to his team’s ability to rebound from a decisive defeat as one of the main keys to Wednesday’s victory.”The girls were ready to go,” Turrin said. “They responded after the loss to Ralston by really wanting to prove themselves today. … It was better tennis on Tuesday, but we’ll take the win.”Superior attitude and ability allowed the visitors to lose just 13 games as entire unit.No. 1 singles player Alex Critz-Culp won 6-4, 6-0; Megan Hollenbeck won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 singles; and Kali Turrin was victorious 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3.Summit’s four doubles teams fulfilled their responsibilities, and then some, with decisive wins by Megan Hartman and Tiana Shelton (6-2, 6-1); Marie and Julie Oberriter (6-0, 6-0); Ashley Dankof and Ali Hartley (6-1, 6-1); and Rosa Foth and Sophia Bolt (6-0, 6-0).The Lady Tigers demonstrated solid ground strokes throughout Wednesday’s proceedings, but it was their mental strength that coach Turrin was especially impressed with.”Most of tennis is between the ears,” Dave Turrin said. “It was good to see today’s effort after (the big loss) yesterday.”Summit is now in preparation for Saturday’s match at Colorado Academy, which Turrin said should feature more parody than Wednesday’s contest with the Buffaloes. Adam Boffey can be contacted at (970) 668-4634, or at

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