SHS tennis team takes to winning |

SHS tennis team takes to winning

Jason Starr

No longer content just to win, the Summit High School tennis team swept Lutheran 7-0 Tuesday in Denver. It was the third straight team victory for the Tigers (3-1) after being winless for two years. The Lights are a first-year team.

No. 2 singles player Isa Pastor improved her personal record to 4-0 with a 6-2, 6-0 win, and No. 1 Julie Wallace breezed through her first win of the season 6-0, 6-1. Summit also got its first win at the No. 1 doubles spot as Betsy Casey and Claire Taylor won in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1.

No. 3 singles player Tara Dickey was the only Tiger to go to three sets, winning 6-1, 1-6, 6-1. The No. 2 doubles team of Lauren Cole and Bethany Buchanan won 6-1, 6-1; the No. 3 team of Lindsay Holden and Diana Smithwick didn1t lose a game, 6-0, 6-0; and No. 4 players Paula Uda and Brittany Ellsworth cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 win.

Booters blank Silver Creek

The SHS girls soccer team exploded for four goals in the second half Monday against Silver Creek after switching from its new three-midfielder alignment to its old five-midfielder one. The Tigers added a first-half goal, and keeper Betsy Sodaro got her second shutout of the year in a 5-0 win that evened their record at 2-2.

3It1s a dangerous conclusion to say we changed the formation, and everything is clicking now,² warned SHS coach Charlie Krupanszky.

Still, the Tigers will probably scrap plans to use a 4-3-3 formation this year, instead, returning to the 3-5-2 that got them into the state tournament last season.

3My gut feeling tells me we1ll go back to the old system,² Krupanszky said. 3But I don1t want to commit to it now.²

All the goals were scored by seniors Amanda Groneman and Shannon Downen. Groneman had a hat trick, all in the second half. Downen opened the scoring with the only goal of the first half and added one in the second.

Along with Downen, Kate Chapman, Kelly Ahern and Megan Kincaid recorded assists.

3All 16 varsity players saw significant time this game,² Krupanszky said. 3It was a great team effort that included all our freshmen and sophomores, and it was a nice rebound from our loss against Englewood on Saturday.²

Summit travels to Class 3A power Kent Denver for an 11 a.m. game Saturday.

Swimmers solid vs. Broomfield, blow out Adams City

Summit1s last swim meet saw Eric Lowe and Doug Borg both get wins and second places. Lowe won the 200-yard freestyle Friday in a dual with Broomfield, finishing in 2 minutes, .74 seconds. Borg won the 100 breaststroke in 11:28.9.

Borg followed that with a second place in the 500 free in 5:38.12, and Lowe was second in the 100 butterfly in 1:05.93.

Andy Richmond was second in the 200 individual medley (2:21.56) and the 100 backstroke (1:06.32), and Joe Baldwin was second in the diving competition (130.45 points).

The relay team of Richmond, Lowe, Chris Marvin and John Rutter was second in the 200 freestyle relay, and the team of Lowe, Borg, Richmond and David Shaffer was second in the 400 freestyle relay.

Summit also faced Adams City that day and won nine of 12 events. The Tigers go up against Skyview and Brighton Friday at Brighton.

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