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PARK CITY CLAIMS 4TH STRAIGHT 1A-2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

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Park City claimed its fourth straight 1A-2A state girls tennis title Saturday, thanks to a pair of singles individual crowns and a doubles championship.

Saturday's three-round event became a marathon affair when mid-morning thundershowers flooded the Brigham Young University outdoor courts, meaning that first-round matches were continued on BYU's four indoor courts. The result was a championship tournament then lasted some three hours longer than normal.Park City finished with 19 team points, thanks in part to No. 1 singles champion Mary Mahon and No. 2 singles titlist Katy Moran. And the No. 1 doubles tandem of Rebekah Rogers and Carrie Bettis successfully defended their 1991 crown.

Grantsville finished second with 13 points and only one event champion - Toni Linares in the No. 3 singles. Rowland Hall and North Sanpete had seven team points each in tying for third.

Mahon, who won three matches in two sets each and lost only five games total during the day, downed Morgan's Lisa Winn 6-2, 6-0 in the championship. And Moran, another who posted three two-set match victories, defeated Grantsville's Krissy Kimber 6-1, 6-4.

Rogers and Bettis' title defense in the No. 1 singles came at the expense of Grantsville's Jodi Castagno and Kristy Nelson, 6-4, 6-4. Rogers and Bettis struggled in the first round, which stretched to a three-set victory.

Linares beat Rowland Hall's Holly Richter 6-3, 7-6, in the No. 3 singles championship match. And in the No. 2 doubles, North Sanpete's Allynne Ericksen and Carrie Rosenlund downed Park City's Brooke Coleman and Babbie McComb 6-1, 6-1, in the finals.