SHS tennis comes up short of state tournament |

SHS tennis comes up short of state tournament


DENVER – The Summit High School girls tennis team grew to include more Tigers on the second day of the regional tennis tournament Thursday in Denver. Holy Family Tigers, that is. In a playback format, where players can get back into the tournament if other players lose, SHS’ No. 1 singles player, Carly Walsh, and the No. 2 doubles team of Mandy Miles and Carrie George were cheering for Holy Family players to beat their Kent Denver foes.But the other Tigers lost, eliminating Walsh and Hollenbeck and Bergstrom. It wasn’t all bad for Summit. No. 3 singles player Jessica Oberriter and the No. 1 doubles team of Sara Griffin and Shannon Buhler each earned fourth-place ribbons in the 10-team region. Oberriter won 6-3, 6-2 against Regis, but fell 0-6, 2-6 to Bishop Machebeuf. “It was pretty much the match of her life,” Summit coach Rae Anderson said of Oberriter’s win on Thursday. “I don’t think she made a single error.” Buhler and Griffin beat Colorado Academy 6-1, 7-6 (7-1) before bowing out with a straight-set loss to Conifer 4-6, 6-7 (5-7).”We really thought they were going to win,” Anderson said. “It was a tough match to lose.” The No. 3 doubles team of Megan Hollenbeck and Rachel Bergstrom lost to their Golden counterparts 4-6, 5-7, while the No. 4 doubles team, Tessa Manton and Marie Oberriter, lost 1-6, 6-3, 3-6 to Conifer. “(Manton and Oberriter) made a good effort,” Anderson said. “Next year will be their year.” The Summit players had to place in the top two of the regional tournament to advance to the state tournament, so this marks the end of the season for the Tigers. “The team bonding was really good this year,” Anderson said. “It was a fun season.” Andy Frame can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 236, or at

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