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Netters claim second in St. George

Leader Staff

The Lady Bears tennis team had a long week full of tennis all over the state.

For starters the Bears had a home match against Tooele.  They won the match 5-0.  Then the Bears had to pack their bags to travel to Ogden High School to play the Tigers.  The Bears lost the match 4-1.  Darcy Pali at third singles had the one win for the Bears.  She won 7-5, 6-4.

Right after varsity was done playing, the Bears headed for the warm, red mountains of St. George.  The Bears had three matches on Friday at the Bloomington Tennis Club.

The first team the Bears faced was Alta High School.  The Bears won 3-2.  The Bears then played Sky View and won 3-2.  To end Friday, the Bears played Union and won 4-1.

Saturday the Bears played Jordan at Hurricane High School and won 3-2.  The Bears were then playing for the championship in the A bracket of the Duel in the Desert Tournament.

The Bears had to play Orem High School and lost 3-2.  The two wins came from Courtney Comstock at first singles, who won 6-2, 6-1, and Cherokie Limb and Jessica Hunsaker at second doubles, who won 5-7, 7-5 with a tiebreak of 10-5.  The Bears got second place in the A bracket as a team and Courtney Comstock took first place in the A bracket at first singles.

Courtney won all her matches in St. George this year.  She beat Alta 8-1, Sky View 8-2, Union 8-0, Jordan 5-7, 6-4 with a tiebreak of 10-4, and the Orem win

“Courtney played some to the best tennis I’ve seen in a long time.  She had so much confidence on the court and it was so fun to watch her play so aggressive and hard against such hard teams,” says Coach Nancy Brough.

The Bears will face Grantsville on Tuesday.  Grantsville is the Bears toughest competition for the region title. On Thursday the Bears will travel to Morgan.

“If the girls played like they did in St. George, we will be region champions,” said Brough.


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