The 6A girls tennis state tournament takes place this Thursday and Saturday at Liberty Park where Lone Peak will be gunning for a third straight state championship. A potential 3-peat won’t be easy.
Even though Lone Peak qualified four of its positions as the top seed from Region 4, it didn’t qualify a team at No. 1 doubles, which reduces the maximum points it can achieve this week.
That will put a bit more pressure on the other competitors to maximize points, but they’re certainly capable of doing so.
Lone Peak senior Mandie Robbins is the defending state champ and the favorite to repeat again this year.
Davis is the biggest threat to Lone Peak in the team race, as it qualified teams at all five positions, including three No. 1 seeds.
How the third singles bracket plays out could be the biggest key to the team title. If Lone Peak’s Sydney Gardner and Mikaela Laws take care of business in their two matches Thursday, they will square off in the semifinals on Friday. It has the potential to be a four-point swing if one of the two goes on to win the third singles title.
At first singles, Weber junior Jacque Dunyon is the defending state champ and clear favorite to repeat this year.
Last year Dunyon beat Lone Peak freshman Marinn Patch in the final, but this year the two would meet in the semifinals. Davis’ top player, Sarah Major, is on the other side of the bracket, which gives the Darts another potential edge in the team points chase over Lone Peak, as it avoids Dunyon for an extra round.
Major was part of Davis’ first doubles championship team last year, but she’s made the jump all the way to first singles this year.
Thursday’s first round
At Liberty Park
Olivia Dabo, Bingham vs. Alai Finau, Hunter
Marinn Patch, Lone Peak vs. Brilynn West, Clearfield
Jacque Dunyon, Weber vs. Sydney Reading, Herriman
Alyssa Bentley, Granger vs. Mariali Romero, Copper Hills
Sarah Major, Davis vs. Lucy Droubay, Skyridge
Megan Timpson, Taylorsville vs. Nicole Amedee, Northridge
Riya Soneji, West vs. Eva Huber, Cyprus
Cassidy Rich, Corner Canyon vs. Baylee Coleman, Layton
Savannah Johnson, Skyridge vs Grace Jenkins, Cyprus
Autumn Eaton, Davis vs. Sydney Skousen, Copper Hills
Alexandra Burnett, West vs. Maddie Wilcox, Layton
Alina Silim, Taylorsville vs. Emma Heiden, Corner Canyon
Linsey Austad, Clearfield vs. Yennah Park, Herriman
Mandie Robbins, Lone Peak vs. Hailey Brimhall, Weber
Brooke Bentley, Granger vs. Sadie Griffin, American Fork
Hanna Smith, Bingham vs. Aimee Chambers, Northridge
Madi Hansen, Herriman vs. Kenadee Armstrong, Skyridge
Francesca Leone, Layton vs. Lauren Rawlings, American Fork
Natalia Acevedo, Granger vs. Savannah Sweeden, Northridge
Jane Dorny, Corner Canyon vs. Masha Zaitsev, West
Emma Draper, Taylorsville vs. Isabella Norton, Syracuse
Sydney Gardner, Lone Peak vs. Alyssa Pfieffer, West Jordan
Sammee Aubrey, Bingham vs. Eliza Stewart, Weber
Mikaela Laws, Davis vs. Rachel Jenkins, Cyprus
Callie Davis/Meg Finley, Herriman vs. May Chase/Hannah Olschewshki, Hunter
Lilly Craft/Chloie Brinton, Pleasant Grove vs. Destiny Carstensen/McCartnie Porter, Syracuse
Elle Dunyon/Halle Durham, Davis vs. Neele Krieger/Brynna Nielsen, Riverton
Erica Topacio/Vivian Chau, Granger vs. Diya Rao/Daphne Liu, West
Alyssa Petersen/Tess Christopulos, Layton vs. Jaya Cluff/Alyssa Muaina, Skyridge
Haley Cowan/Lexie Huff, Taylorsville vs. Mikayla Barrows/Oakley Hogge, Weber
Abby Degn/Alexia Cox, Bingham vs. Sophie Jensen/Fatima Rodriguez, Kearns
Abby Willes/Grace Weichers, Corner Canyon vs. Sydney Fisher/Alexa Mattson, Fremont
Holly Schmidt/Cassy Schmidt, Skyridge vs. Leia Jenkins/Shay McDaniels, Cyprus
Erika Wisden/Brydie Sigg, Davis vs. Elli Winn/Baylie Sant, Herriman
Anna Thomas/Malia Hansen, Bingham vs. Kate Clawson/Emma Zabriskie, Northridge
Akilah Pham/Tue Tran, Granger vs. Abbie Watson/Rachel Tebbs, Pleasant Grove
Gracie Nichols/Katie Arner, Weber vs. Ellie Hogan/Savanah Derby, Riverton
Claire Pitts/Sydney Allen, Lone Peak vs. Mary Thorpe/Kaitlyn Jensen, Clearfield
Syrena Wilding/Kate Kotter, Taylorsville vs. Hannah Ashton/Grace Poulson, Corner Canyon
Maggie Colton/Kaitlyn Sosa, Copper Hills vs. Hope Johnson/Megan Petersen, Layton