Tigers tennis loses to CA | SummitDaily.com

Tigers tennis loses to CA

DENVER Missing a pair of varsity doubles players to a band competition, the Summit High School tennis teams perfect season ended in match No. 2 on Monday afternoon.The Tigers lost 5-2 to host Colorado Academy, getting wins from only their top two singles players, Sutton Anderson and Carly Walsh. Anderson put forth a dominating performance to blank Katie Cassin 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 1 singles position, and Walsh came back from a 1-5 deficit in the second set to defeat Christina Bradley 6-4, 7-5.Other than that, no Summit representative won a set and the Tigers (1-1) lost to the traditionally powerful Mustangs as has become expected when the two teams meet. But the day was far from a negative in the opinion of SHS coach Rae Anderson.I think thats the best weve ever done against Colorado Academy, Anderson said. I think its usually 0-7.The absence of Megan Hollenbeck and Tiana Shelton to a previous commitment hurt Summits chances of upsetting CA after last weeks dramatic, season-opening win over Bishop Machebeuf. Hollenbeck plays on the No. 1 doubles pair, while Shelton is a member of Summits No. 3 doubles team.Had we had those two girls, I think we wouldve won, Rae Anderson said. Its just a shame.Alex Critz-Culp lost 3-6, 4-6 at No. 3 singles, while Summits doubles pairings looked slightly different than usual in the absence of the two regulars.Kali Turrin and Megan Hartman lost 3-6, 4-6 at No. 1; Mandy Miles and Tessa Manton dropped their No. 2 doubles match 2-6, 3-6; at No. 3 Cissy Daniels and Kimmy Baker lost 1-6, 0-6; and Jodi Houghtaling and Holly Westwood fell by the same score as Daniels and Baker at No. 4 doubles.Summits next competition comes Tuesday at Ralston Valley.Devon ONeil can be contacted at (970) 668-3998, ext. 13630, or at doneil@summitdaily.com.

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