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Summit tennis aces Machebeuf in 6-1 win

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Due to some poor weather, the Summit High girls’ tennis team hadn’t played a match for more than a week when the Tigers showed up to Denver’s Lowry Sports Complex on Wednesday.

If the Tigers were at all rusty, though, it certainly didn’t show in their results.

Summit won all four doubles matches in only two sets on its way to a 6-1 thumping of Bishop Machebeuf in a non-league contest.

“They played real well,” SHS head coach Sean Carlton said. “Our first two singles matches were real tough matches, but the girls hung in there and got the wins. Everyone did very well.”

Senior Julie Oberriter got the Tigers a convincing win in the No. 1 singles spot, trouncing her opponent 6-0 and 6-1.

Then, in what Carlton called an “up-and-down match,” Jessica Cavaciu pulled out a three-set win at the No. 2 singles position. Cavaciu needed a 6-3 third set win to get the victory.

“There were some struggles in there, it was a tough match,” Carlton said. “But she finished really strong.”

In the third singles match, Amy Modglin lost in three sets.

Each of Summit’s four double teams won convincingly in the match.

Ania Zawadzki and Sophia Bolt teamed up for a 6-0, 6-0 win in the No. 1 spot, before Julie Arbuckle and Melissa Gordon won 6-1 and 6-0 in the No. 2 position.

Christine Fernandez and Melissa Chumbley won the third doubles match, and Amanda Moore and Kenzie Morgan won the final match.

After a light start to the season, the Tigers (2-1) might have a busy week coming up. Summit could play, depending on rescheduled matches, up to four times next week.

“We just need to work on moving our feet and staying positive,” Carlton said. “They can’t get frustrated in matches and let their mental game affect their actual game.”

Summit’s next scheduled match is Tuesday at D’Evelyn High School at 3:30 p.m. The Tigers may have a match on Monday at Arvada, but it has yet to be finalized.

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