Summit tennis sweeps match at Alameda
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It all came down to mental toughness, SHS girls’ tennis coach Sean Carlton said.
With two matches extending into third-set tiebreakers, the Tigers pulled out each and every point in a 7-0 sweep at Alameda on Wednesday.
“The girls did absolutely awesome,” Carlton said. “We talked before the match and said to keep a positive attitude. I told them to not let their emotions get in too much, because, for them, their games go right downhill when they do.”
The talk worked, and the Tigers hung in each match, taking the good with the bad and rolling to what, on paper, looks like a dominating win.
The most drama from the match came in the last two doubles spots.
Christine Fernandez and Melissa Chumbley won a 10-8 third-set tiebreaker in the No. 3 doubles match, and Kenzie Morgan and Amanda Moore also pulled out a tiebreaker in the No. 4 spot.
“They were just great back-and-forth matches,” Carlton said. “I’m so proud of them for keeping their mental games positive, because if they didn’t, they might not have pulled it out.”
In singles, Julie Oberriter won in the No. 1 spot, and Jessica Covaciu earned the win in three sets at No. 2. Amy Modglin won the No. 3 match.
Ania Zawadzki and Sophia Bolt combined to win the No. 1 doubles match, and Melissa Gordon and Julie Arbuckle won the No. 2 match.
The win sets the stage for grueling run for the Tigers next week. Because of some rescheduled matches, Summit plays Monday through Thursday of next week.
“I told the girls that we definitely aren’t done yet,” Carlton said. “It’s a busy schedule, and if they keep positive, they can win every one of those matches.”
The Tigers start the stretch Monday at Wheat Ridge at 3:30 p.m.
After giving up a big first inning, the Summit High baseball team never recovered, eventually losing 12-0 to Evergreen on Wednesday.
“We just got down early in the first inning and couldn’t come back,” SHS head coach Tom Looby said.
Tucker Limbruner and Alex Ano each had hits for the Tigers, who lost for the second time in two days. Summit also lost to powerhouse Wheat Ridge on Tuesday.
The Tigers are back on the diamond Saturday when they travel to take on D’Evelyn High School at 11 a.m.
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