Summit girls tennis lose heartbreaker at Englewood |

Summit girls tennis lose heartbreaker at Englewood

ANDY FRAMEsummit daily news

ENGLEWOOD – Due to a non-academic school obligation, Summit High School girls No. 1 singles tennis player Carly Walsh had to forfeit her match against Englewood on Tuesday. In the other six matches, Summit won three to fall 4-3 on the road. Summit coach Rae Anderson wouldn’t say why Walsh had to miss the match, but she did describe how unprecedented the situation was.”In five years, we’ve never had to forfeit a match,” she said. Summit winners included No. 2 singles player Alex Critz-Culp (6-4, 7-5), No. 3 singles player Jessica Oberriter (6-0, 6-0) and the No. 3 doubles team consisting of Megan Hollenbeck and Tiana Shelton (6-1, 6-4).The Tigers’ No. 1 doubles team consisting of Shannon Buhler and Sara Griffin lost 6-3, 0-6, 4-6, while the No. 2 doubles team, Mandy Miles and Megan Hartman, lost 6-7 (7-9), 4-6. The No. 4 doubles team of Marie Oberriter and Tessa Manton fell 2-6, 2-6 to their Pirate counterparts. Anderson was impressed with Critz-Culp’s play. “Alex (Critz-Culp) really dug deep and got it,” she said. “It was fun to see her win.”Hollenbeck and Shelton had about eight varsity matches under their belts heading into Tuesday’s match. “It was a very respectable win,” Anderson said. “Especially for two freshmen.”SHS is scheduled to play Golden at home today and Evergreen on Thursday. Both matches are at 3:30 p.m. Summit’s match scheduled for Monday against Vail Mountain was postponed due to weather, and hasn’t been rescheduled yet.Summit falls 3-1 at D’EvelynDENVER – The Summit High School girls soccer team lost 3-1 in a road match Monday against D’Evelyn. The Tigers are eliminated from playoff contention. After a scoreless first half, the Jaguars scored three consecutive goals to put the game out of reach. SHS senior Shelley Mauch scored off a free kick with 15 minutes left to avoid the shutout. “We weren’t in it as much as the other team,” Summit coach Dirk Parmley said. SHS’ home game against Jefferson, scheduled for today at 4 p.m., has been moved to Trailblazer field due to poor field conditions. Andy Frame can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 236, or at

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