Summit tennis dominates in season opener |

Summit tennis dominates in season opener

EDGEWATER – The Summit High School tennis team could not have started the season much better Wednesday at Jefferson.

The Tigers won 7-0 without losing a single set. Freshman Sutton Anderson started her high school career off with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Minh Nguyen at the No. 1 singles spot. Junior Julie Wallace (No. 2 singles) and senior Stephanie Swanson (No. 3 singles) didn’t drop a game, each winning 6-0, 6-0.

“It was a good way to start,” said third-year Summit coach Rae Anderson. “Everyone was really excited.”

Lauren Cole and Shannon Buhler won 6-1, 6-1 at the No. 1 doubles spot over Mamissa Montoya and Driscilla Serrano. The No. 2 doubles team of seniors Lindsey Holden and Diana Smithwick also won 6-1, 6-1.

Juniors Emily Baker and Emily Cardamon, playing their first year of high school tennis, beat Nicole Villa and Kristen Lucero 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 doubles, and Sara Griffin and Brittany Ellsworth won 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 4 doubles spot.

The Tigers expect better competition than the Saints as the season rolls on.

“They were a pretty weak team,” Anderson said. “It would have been real easy to get lazy and make errors, but they all stayed with it and managed to win by a bunch.”

The Tigers travel to Holy Family on Friday.

Girls play well in soccer loss to Mountain View

LOVELAND – The Tigers came away surprisingly upbeat from a 7-0 loss to Mountain View on Tuesday.

That’s because they stood up to one of the top 10 teams in the 4A class, matching the physicality of the Mountain Lions in the season’s second game.

“We played a very strong game,” said Summit coach Charlie Krupanszky. “I was very happy with what we did. They are a well-skilled team, and we challenged them all over the field. It was a hard-hitting game, and we didn’t back down at all.”

Sophomore goalie Jamie Norton played the first half as the Tigers went down 3-0. Shelley Mauch came into net for the second half, when the Mountain Lions scored four more.

The league season starts today for Summit (0-2) as the team travels to face Elizabeth. The Tigers are familiar with the Cardinals from their battles in the former 4A Metro League. Both teams moved to the 4A Jeffco League this season.

Summit beat Elizabeth (1-0-1) twice last season.

Krupanszky said the battle with Mountain View gives Summit some momentum as it faces its first Jeffco League match.

“It was a good tune-up going into our first league game against Elizabeth.”

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