Summit sweeps competitive Canon City |

Summit sweeps competitive Canon City

ADAM BOFFEYsummit daily news
Summit Daily/Mark Fox

CANON CITY The Summit High School tennis team furthered its strong start to the season with a somewhat deceiving sweep over Canon City Saturday.”The score doesn’t tell the true story,” SHS coach Kate Walker said after her team improved to 2-0 with a 7-0 victory over the Tigers. “Most of the matches were extremely close – we eeked out some close wins.”One of the day’s closest matches involved Summit’s No. 1 singles player Alex Critz-Culp, who won 0-6, 6-4, 7-6.”It was a huge win for Alex after a really slow start,” Walker said. “She was up 5-2 in the third set, but it’s always hard to close out a match like that. For her to hold on in an incredibly close tiebreaker says a lot about her grittiness and competitiveness.”

Walker said the evenly matched nature of the two Tiger squads was evidenced by lengthy matches: Critz-Culp’s match lasted more than two hours, while No. 3 singles player Whitney Degerberg won her contest in the vicinity of 2:40. “I think playing in an intense situation for two hours will help their mental toughness and fitness in the future,” Walker said. Anicia Santos, Summit’s No. 2 singles player, won 6-1, 6-1.Three of Saturday’s doubles matches were also quite close.

Kali Turrin and Megan Hollenbeck won their match at the No. 1 spot, 6-2, 6-7, 6-2, while the No. 2 tandem of Tiana Shelton and Megan Hartman won 6-7, 7-6, 7-6.”It was a very intense match,” Walker said of the three-tiebreaker affair. “All four girls that were on the court have competitive personalities. There were some line-call issues and the momentum shifted quite frequently.”The Summit Tigers’ No. 3 team of Holly Westwood and Jodi Houghtaling won 6-2, 6-1 and Marie Oberriter and Ashley Dankof won 6-7, 6-4, 10-4 after playing a super tiebreaker in lieu of a third set due to threatening weather.Summit will return to the hardcourt Tuesday at Jefferson.

Adam Boffey can be contacted at (970) 668-4634, or at

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