Regional tennis tourney extended to a third day |

Regional tennis tourney extended to a third day

ADAM BOFFEYsummit daily news

DENVER – The Summit High School tennis team still hasn’t returned from Denver.The 11-team 4A regional tournament, which includes the Tigers, was supposed to culminate Friday but has been extended through Saturday on account of rain.Coach Rae Anderson and her players spent a second night at a Denver hotel after a flurry of activity on the courts.The Tigers fared well in two matches that were postponed by rain on Thursday: No. 2 singles player Carly Walsh won her match 6-0, 1-6, 6-2 over Evergreen, and the No. 4 doubles team of Holly Westwood and Cissy Daniels won their match 7-6, 6-0 over Golden.The Tigers’ No. 1 singles player, Sutton Anderson, won a rousing match over Evergreen, 6-1, 7-5. “Sutton played the match of her life,” coach Anderson said. “She needed to get by Evergreen to have a good shot at making it to state. She still has to get by Kent, but (Friday’s) win definitely eased her way.”Sutton Anderson will face Kent Denver in the No. 1 singles final, following a bye and two victories. If Anderson wins, she will advance directly to state. If she loses, she may have to win an additional match or two in order to advance.No. 3 singles player Alex Critz-Culp fell 1-6, 1-6 to Kent, but is still alive in the tournament.At No. 2 doubles, Mandy Miles and Tessa Manton knocked off Conifer 6-4, 6-3 then fell to Regis 2-6, 2-6. Like Critz-Culp, the doubles tandem’s hopes are still alive as are those of Megan Hartman and Tiana Shelton (No. 3 doubles), who lost 6-4, 6-7, 6-7.As of press time, Summit’s No. 1 doubles team of Kali Turrin and Megan Hollenbeck were the only Tigers to have been eliminated, following their 2-6, 3-6 loss. The action continues today in Denver.

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