High school tennis: Green Canyon wins 4A title a day earlier
Green Canyon got a perfect 10-0 record on Friday’s opening day of the 4A State Tournament at Liberty Park and has already won the 4A tag team title no matter what happens in the five games of championship Saturday morning at 9 am.
The Wolves finished third in the state last year, but a year later there was little doubt about the state’s most dominant schedule this year.
Green Canyon has 15 team points with its 10 wins on Friday, with Crimson Cliffs in second place with eight points and Desert Hills in third with seven. Neither team has enough participants in Saturday’s championship games. to overtake the Wolves.
Two of Green Canyon’s singles players and both doubles teams won their quarterfinal and semi-final matches in straight sets, but one needed a third set to advance to the final of this. which turned out to be one of the best games of the day.
Green Canyon sophomore Emma Murri edged second Crimson Cliffs student Mandy Beckstrand 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to advance to the third singles final.
At the start of the singles, Green Canyon rookie Bailey Huebner advanced to the opener of the singles championship with a pair of straight set wins. She will face regional enemy Erika Olsen of Bear River in Saturday’s final.
In the second single, Green Canyon’s Halle Kendrick advanced to the final and will face Cami Stanger of Crimson Cliffs.
In the first doubles, the Green Canyon team of Alice Wilkinson and Olivia Phillips will face the Crimson Cliffs team of Gabby Hafen and London Wunderli in the championship.
In the second doubles, Green Canyon’s Whitney Matheson and Bailey Speakman will face the Desert Hills team of Taylee Anderson and Tessa Fielding.
4A Women’s State Tennis Tournament
At Liberty Park, Salt Lake City
- Green Canyon, 15
- Crimson Cliffs, 8
- Desert Hills, 7
- Bear River, 3
- Ridge line, 3
- Kylie Kezos, Dixie beat. Ellie Carlston, Ridgeline, 6-1, 6-1
- Erika Olsen, def. Averee Beck, Crimson Cliffs, 6-1, 6-0
- Bailey Huebner, def. Ava Blake, Pine View, 6-1, 6-1
- Malika Maxwell, defeated Desert Hills. Angela Zhan, Logan, 6-2, 6-2
Olsen, Bear River def. Kezos, Dixie, 6-2, 7-5
Huebner, Green Canyon def. Maxwell, Desert Hills, 6-2, 6-0
- Cami Stanger, Crimson Cliffs beat. Katiejo Litchfoeld, Bear River, 6-1, 6-1
- Kennedy Jenkins, Logan beat. Isis Frieberg, hurricane, 6-2, 6-0
- Halle Kendrick, beat Green Canyon. Anna Steele, Snow Canyon, 6-0, 6-0
- Emma Hansen, Ridgeline beat. Kasia Wittwer, Desert Hills, 6-3, 6-4
Stanger, Crimson Cliffs beat. Jenkins, Logan, 6-3, 6-1
Kendrick, Green Canyon def. Hansen, Ridgeline, 6-2, 6-0
- Brianna Hartman, defeated Desert Hills. Romy Neiderhauser, Sky View, 6-1, 6-2
- Kaitlyn Horsburgh, Ridgeline beat. McKenna Chandler, Snow Canyon, 6-4, 6-2
- Emma Murri, beat Green Canyon. Meg Fraser, Dixie, 6-0, 6-0
- Mandy Beckstrand, Crimson Cliffs beat. Libby Parker, Logan, 6-2, 6-4
Hartman, Desert Hills conquered. Horsburgh, Ridgeline, 6-1, 6-1
Murri, Green Canyon def. Beckstrand, Crimson Cliffs, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
- Gabby Hafen / London Wunderli, Crimson Cliffs beat. Alicia Smith / Luz Perez, Ridgeline, 6-0, 6-2
- Allie Payne / Kennadee Wallace, Sky View def. Taya Torres / Josie Humes, Cedar City, 6-1, 6-0
- Alice Wilkinson / Olivia Phillips, def. Camille Van Gills / Claire Renouf, Snow Canyon, 6-1, 6-1
- Brooklyn Price / Megan Lewis, Desert Hills beat. Kate Hardy / Emma Child, Mountain Ridge, 6-1, 6-1
Hafen / Wunderli, Crimson Cliffs def. Payne / Wallace, from the sky, 6-1, 6-2
Wilkinson / Phillips, Green Canyon def. Hardy / child, mountain ridge, 6-1, 6-0
- Taylee Anderson / Tessa Fielding, Desert Hills beat. Staeli Ellis / Lizzy Spach, Logan, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1
- Katelyn Simon / Kiersten Daines, Ridgeline beat. Katelyn Jennings / Izabella Fawson, Dixie, 6-4, 7-5
- Maren McKenna / Ava Checketts, beat Green Canyon. Grace Slater and Gracie Salley, Pine View, 6-0, 6-0
- Whitney Matheson / Bailey Speakman, Crimson Cliffs won. Rachel Epling / Madison Mickelson, Bear River, 6-3, 6-1
Anderson / Fielding, Def. of Desert Hills. Simon / Daines, Ridgeline, 6-3, 6-2
McKenna / Checketts, Green Canyon def. Simon / Daines, Ridgeline, 6-0, 6-4