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Prep roundup: Morgan repeats as 3A girls tennis state champions; 6A tennis play-in results

By Patrick Carr - Prep Sports Reporter | Oct 3, 2022

Morgan High School’s girls tennis team repeated as 3A tennis state champions on Saturday, picking up 53 team points to narrowly defeat Rowland Hall, which had 47 points. Saturday’s title was also the Trojans’ third triumph in four seasons.

Morgan swept the doubles championships and had two singles players, Katelyn Steel and Savannah Dutson, advance to championship matches of No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively.

Sydney Jensen and Ryann Jensen won the state title at No. 1 doubles by defeating Grantsville’s Addy Butler and Madison Bolinder 6-3, 6-2 in the finals. The Jensen duo was the top-seeded team in the No. 1 doubles bracket and didn’t drop a set in either of their four state tournament matches.

At No. 2 doubles, Lucy Tripp and Brylee Adams prevailed in the title match against Rowland Hall’s Kate Altman and Frances Hodson 6-2, 6-1.

Tripp and Adams, the top-seeded team in No. 2 doubles, breezed through all four matches and won all their sets by scores of 6-2 or better.

The UHSAA debuted a new scoring system to calculate team state champions this year.

Winning a championship match was worth 5 points, so Tripp and Adams’ win over the Rowland Hall team effectively clinched the title for the Trojans as it gave them 5 points and prevented the Winged Lions from getting 5 more points.

After winning a play-in match to advance to the main draw of the tournament, Ogden High’s Baylee Anderson and Katelyn Starley won their first-round match at No. 2 doubles, only to run into Tripp and Adams in the second round and lose 6-0, 6-2.

Sydney D’Hulst, who was the No. 20 seed in No. 1 singles, upset No. 13 Emma Chandler (South Summit) in the play-in round to advance to the main draw. D’Hulst fell to Manti’s Heidi Jorgensen 6-1, 6-1. The Tigers picked up 6 points as a team.

Ben Lomond’s Makaela Wilcox and Presley Hester, the No. 13 seed in No. 1 doubles, won their play-in match to get to the main draw, where the two lost in the first round 6-2, 6-0 against Rowland Hall’s Elena Owens and Margaret Estabrooks.

6A TOURNAMENT PLAY-IN RESULTS

Below are results from Saturday’s 6A girls tennis state tournament play-in rounds, held at West Jordan High. Winners advanced to the round-of-16 matches, which start Thursday at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City.

Quarterfinals will also be held Thursday, while semifinals and finals are scheduled for Saturday, also at Liberty Park.

Play-in matches were contested between seeds 9-24, while the top eight seeds automatically qualified for the round of 16. Match scores from the play-in rounds weren’t made available.

No. 1 singles

Isabelle Crookston (Weber) def. Alexa Mattsson (Fremont)

Ellie Henderson (Davis) def. Macy Smith (Syracuse)

Alissa Austad (Clearfield) def. Amy Bullock (Copper Hills)

Addie Hansen (Riverton) def. Olivia Ray (Roy)

No. 2 singles

Bree Armstrong (Fremont) def. Abigail Perkes (Granger)

Esmae King (Davis) def. Anna Torres (Taylorsville)

Megan Burton (Bingham) def. Kate Cypers (Roy)

Brooklyn Young (Westlake) def. Anna Allen (Clearfield)

No. 3 singles

Hannah Judkins (Fremont) def. Allie Rosenhan (Westlake)

Hattie Fisher (Weber) def. Sara Hammer (Hunter)

Annisey Goaslind (Davis) def. Cordelia Yeates (Cyprus)

Aleah Olson (Mountain Ridge) def. Shelby Gardner (Roy)

Lucy Porter (Pleasant Grove) def. Jenna Bordero (Clearfield)

No. 1 doubles

Mollie Gibby and Abigail Peterson (Weber) def. Camilla Quintana and Adelaide Roberts (Granger)

Ava Dunyon and Mia Schimmer (Davis) def. Emma Rupert and Loren Marriott (Clearfield)

Savanna Homer and Jaclynn Brown (Copper Hills) def. Kate Nielson and Quincy McConkie (Fremont)

Emma Musuris and Isabel Ibara (West) def. Ellizabeth McDougal and Sarah Taggart (Syracuse)

No. 2 doubles

Malorie Davis and Millie Hardy (Weber) def. Lia Vermason and Mariah Tye (Hunter)

Kaitylnn Arnoldson and Emma Davis (Syracuse) def. Isabella Provost and Jaida Smith (Fremont)

Rachel Burke and Elizabeth Williams (Davis) def. Kapree Clifford and Paige Gardner (Clearfield)

Lilia Packard and Savanna Lee (Layton) def. Petra Acevedo and Nhu Trinh (Granger)

Rylee Paxton and Isabelle Leake (Mountain Ridge)def. Simona Hull and Leah Gibby (Roy)

Connect with reporter Patrick Carr via email at pcarr@standard.net, Twitter @patrickcarr_ and Instagram @standardexaminersports.

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