The sports activities rivalry between Waterford and Rowland Corridor appears to succeed in its peak yearly at about this time of yr.
The 2 Salt Lake Metropolis-area personal colleges have premier tennis groups and, regardless of their restricted enrollment, compete a degree increased with 3A ranks. Nevertheless, as a result of their non-region schedule is stuffed with a lot of Utah’s largest and proficient tennis opponents, the stress and competitiveness of the state match doesn’t faze them.
“It’s been this fashion for a very long time,” stated Rowland Corridor coach Susan Daynes.
Not surprisingly, the opening day of the 3A boys tourney went as anticipated with the Ravens and Winged Lions on the prime. Formally, Waterford claimed first place with 10 factors whereas Rowland Corridor had 9, and that’s solely as a result of a pair of rainstorms pelted Liberty Park Friday that compelled some occasions to be moved indoors or to different places, and never all the outcomes had been recognized at press time.
Grantsville (7), Juab (6), Morgan (5) and Carbon (4) additionally had their share of excessive factors and are nonetheless within the combat for the crew title, which is able to proceed Saturday starting at 9 a.m. with higher climate forecasted.
For a lot of the day, the climate was partly cloudy and funky, however a heavy rainstorm at about 11:15 a.m., after which once more at 4 p.m. flooded the courts and compelled Utah Excessive Faculty Actions Affiliation officers to be inventive. Some matches had been moved contained in the Liberty Park tennis “bubble,” and others despatched to various websites, just like the Salt Lake Tennis Membership a number of miles away.
Whereas many of the day’s matches had been unaffected, Daynes stated considered one of her gamers needed to wait 4 hours between his first and second-round match.
However, the rain didn’t dampen the smile on Waterford coach Ken Wade’s face. The Ravens, who claimed the 2019 state title with “most likely our greatest crew at school historical past,” had been on monitor to do it once more after Lalith Suresh and Dawson Jenkins sailed via their matches with out shedding a single sport, and Jeffrey Kulsomphob solely dropped one. The doubles groups of Tarun Martheswaran-Omeed Moshirfar and Owen Hammond-Grant Christensen fared practically as effectively.
“Can’t complain,” Wade stated. “We’re proper the place we need to be. Our objective is to get 5 gamers into the finals and we’re on our method.”
Rowland Corridor had Jaiden Handlon and Daniel McNally transfer ahead, with Cole McCartney’s match but to be determined when the rain arrived. As a result of Rowland Corridor and Waterford are in the identical area, and usually earned a No. 1 or 2 seed in every division, they had been positioned in reverse brackets and are the main candidates to succeed in the finals, the place the crew title will seemingly be determined.
3A boys state tennis match
At Liberty Park, Salt Lake
Workforce scores: 1, Waterford 10. 2, Rowland Corridor 9. 3, Grantsville 7. 4, Juab 6. 5, Morgan 5. 6, Carbon 4. 7, Delta, Manti 3. 9, American Heritage, North Sanpete, Richfield, South Sevier 2. 13, Choose Memorial, San Juan, Telos 1.
Particular person outcomes
No. 1 singles
First spherical – Tyler Saunders (Richfield) def. Henry Poppe (Choose) 6-1, 7-5. Jaiden Handlon (Rowland Corridor) def. Jared Strait (North Sanpete) 6-0, 6-0. Camdin Nelson (Grantsville) def. Brayden Staples (South Sevier) 6-4, 6-3. Kyler Williams (Juab) def. Carter Davies (Windfall Corridor) 6-1, 6-0. Lalith Suresh (Waterford) def. Lian Knowles (Grand) 6-0, 6-0. Baylor Martinez (Telos) def. Nate Stewart (Gunnison) 6-2, 5-7, 6-3. Parker Stevenson (American Heritage) def. Preston Condie (Carbon) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3. Brian Fowles (Delta) def. Carter Bladen (Morgan) 7-5, 6-0.
Second spherical – Handlon def. Saunders 6-0, 6-0. Nelson def. Williams 6-4, 6-3. Suresh def. Martinez 6-0, 6-0. Peterson def. Fowles 6-1, 6-1.
No. 2 singles
First spherical – Quinn Belknap (Juab) def. Josh Barlow (Gunnison) 6-1, 6-1. Ben Hadley (Morgan) def. Konner Jensen (Richfield) 6-7 (1), 6-4, 6-3. Heston Ott (South Sevier) def. Raef Swain (Union) 6-3, 6-0. Jeffrey Kulsomphob (Waterford) def. Charlie Waldron (Telos) 6-0, 6-0. Jack Livingston (Carbon) def. Boden Chell (Choose) 6-1, 6-1. Carter Killian (Grantsville) def. Kason Erickson (North Sanpete) 6-3, 6-2. Luke Prestwich (Delta) def. Bryce Adams (San Juan) 6-0. 6-0. Daniel McNally (Rowland Corridor) def. Ammon Jackman (Grand) 6-0. 6-0.
Second spherical – Belknap def. Hadley 6-4, 6-1. Kulsomphob def. Ott 6-1, 6-0. Killian def. Livingston 6-4, 5-7, 6-1. McNally def. Prestwich 6-1, 6-1.
No. 3 singles
First spherical – Derrick Jorgensen (Carbon) def. Mark Monette (Choose) 6-0, 6-0. Logan Madsen (Grantsville) def. Nate Bigelow (Manti) 6-2, 6-2. Zack Sentker (Delta) def. Peyton Jackson (Gunnison) 6-1, 6-1. Dawson Jenkins (Waterford) def. Spencer Olson (North Sanpete) 6-0, 6-0. Levi Covington (Juab) def. Joseph Tarkoff (Telos) 6-1, 6-2. Rees Mecham (Morgan) def. Luke Robbins (Richfield) 7-6 (4), 6-4. Cole McCartney (Rowland Corridor) def. Conner Montella (San Juan) 6-1, 6-1. Damon Bergfeld (South Sevier) def. Jacob Sasser (Union) 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-4.
Second spherical – Jorgensen def. Madsen 6-1, 6-0. Jenkins def. Sentker 6-0, 6-0. Different second spherical outcomes not accessible.
No. 1 doubles
First spherical – Leonard Livingston-Branden Scovill (Carbon) def. Brennan Riad-Rhys Runnels (Choose) 3-6, 6-0, 6-4. Noah Edgar-Auden Bown (Rowland Corridor) def. Ashton Dye-Owen Cook dinner (Union) 6-0, 6-0. Nathan Millburn-Evan Harris (Morgan) def. Britton Singleton-Cameron Jewkes (Richfield) 6-2, 6-1. Brady Wathen-Casen Christensen (Manti) def. Derrick Atkinson-Seamus McVicar (Draper APA) 6-3, 6-1. Tarun Martheswaran-Omeed Moshirfar (Waterford) def. Jacob Jones-Oran Moore (Grand) 6-0, 6-1. Stephen Belknap-Ryan Allred (Juab) def. Spencer Overly-Brock Overly (Gunnison) 6-4, 6-2. Cameron Jensen-Spencer Jensen (San Juan) def. Elijah Tolman-Sam Hansen (Delta) 6-4, 7-5. Jake Cox-Josh Cox (North Sanpete) def. Hunter Bell-Gabe Hill (Grantsville) 6-3, 1-6, 6-1.
Second spherical – Edgar-Bown def. Livingston-Scovill 6-3, 6-2. Millburn-Harris def. Wathen-Christensen 3-6, 6-2, 6-1. Martheswaren-Moshirfar def. Belknap-Allred 6-1, 6-1. Cox-Cox def. Jensen-Jensen 6-3, 6-7 (6), 7-5.
No. 2 doubles
First spherical – Kevin Cox-Dyson Winsor (Manti) def. Liam Clark-Isaac Elison (Grand) 6-1, 6-1. Kacen Helston-Josh Jaggi (Morgan) def. Alex Callahan-Garrett Bryner (Carbon) 6-1, 6-1. Gavin Olsen-Jaxon Demille (Richfield) def. Lafe Finlinson-Isaac Draper (Delta) 7-6 (4), 7-5. Luca Bressloff-Zach Klein (Rowland Corridor) def. Carsen Ross-Porter Ross (Union) 6-0, 6-1. Jose Maaz Cortez-Yan Chen (Choose) def. Bryant Shell-Will Jackson (Gunnison) 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. Quinten White-Brennan Harvey (Grantsville) def. Davin Anderson-Kaysen Smith (North Sanpete) 7-6 (2), 6-2. Jake Squire-Jonah Settle (Juab) def. Denim Howell-Bryant Francom (San Juan) 6-1, 6-0. Owen Hammond-Grant Christensen (Waterford) def. Landon Bagley-Hayden Hansen (South Sevier) 6-2, 6-1.
Second spherical – Cox-Winsor def. Helston-Jaggi 4-6, 7-5, 6-2. Bressloff-Klein def. Olsen-Demille 6-0, 6-0. White-Harvey def. Maaz Cortez-Chen 6-1, 6-1. Hammond-Christensen def. Squire-Settle 6-3, 6-2.