If match length is any indication of match competitiveness, then 2017 might have been one of the most thrilling girls' tennis state championships in years.
The 5A No. 1 singles match took nearly four hours, as Poudre's Ky Ecton and Smoky Hill's Anshika Singh were squaring off in a back-and forth battle. The In the end, Ecton was able to edge her opponent and redeem her loss in the state finals one year ago.
After last year's upset, the Cherry Creek Bruins reclaimed the team title in the 5A classification. Mountain Vista, who dedicated this season in the memory of former coach Susan Cash, took second. Cheyenne Mountain continued its dominance at the 4A level, winning its ninth straight team championship, and D'Evelyn outperformed the field in 3A, edging Colorado Academy and Dawson for the title.
The results from the 5A, 4A and 3A state tennis tournaments can be found below. Tune in to the Sunday morning Prep Rallies at 7 A.M. and 8 A.M. for highlights.
5A STATE TENNIS:
- No. 1 Singles - Ky Ecton, Jr., Poudre def. Anshika Singh, Jr., Smoky Hill: 7-6 (13-11), 4-6, 6-4
- No. 2 Singles - Claire Cox, Sr., Ponderosa def. Madi Allen, So., Mountain Vista: 0-6, 6-1, 6-2
- No. 3 Singles - Lauren Thomas, Jr., Heritage def. Thanish Kemica Arul Kumar, Jr., Cherry Creek: 6-4, 7-6
- No. 1 Doubles - Ashlen Grote/Amanda Pruitt, Mountain Vista def. Hunter Barker/Sydney Waite, Ponderosa: 6-2, 6-3
- No. 2 Doubles - Maddie Darre/Kelly Wulf, Denver East def. Rachel Cullop/Yehna Bendul, Grandview: 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
- No. 3 Doubles - Wendy Yan/Rachel Schiff, Cherry Creek def. McKenna Farley/Caitlin Quirk, Chatfield: 6-1, 6-0
- No. 4 Doubles - Grace Shepard/Kaki Cantor, Cherry Creek def. Kim Collamore/Tara Toepke, Fossil Ridge: 6-1, 6-4
- Team Champion - (1) Cherry Creek, (2) Mountain Vista, (3) Ponderosa
4A STATE TENNIS:
- No. 1 Singles - Josie Schaffer, So., Kent Denver def. Mavis Edwards, Fr., Durango: 6-1, 6-2
- No. 2 Singles - Cory Patton Lossner, Jr., Cheyenne Mountain def. Amanda Schlatter, So., Kent Denver: 6-2, 6-7, 6-0
- No. 3 Singles - Claire Dibble, Sr., Cheyenne Mountain def. Isabella Pacheco, Fr., Valor Christian: 7-5, 6-4
- No. 1 Doubles - Casey Ahrendsen/Ally Arenson, Cheyenne Mountain def. Tiffany Parobek/Lucie Hosse, Valor Christian: 6-1, 6-0
- No. 2 Doubles - Taylor Heinicke/Ariana Arenson, Cheyenne Mountain def. Ciara Bobak/Bali Fitzpatrick, Palmer Ridge: 6-4, 6-1
- No. 3 Doubles - Jensen Enterman/Katie Nelson, Cheyenne Mountain def. Cailin Foster/Regina Park, Palmer Ridge: 6-0, 6-3
- No. 4 Doubles - Brooke Dashiell/Tiana Stepleton, Cheyenne Mountain def. Maggie Metzger/Anna Bugosh, Palmer Ridge: 7-5, 6-4
- Team Champion - (1) Cheyenne Mountain, (2) Kent Denver, (3) Valor Christian
3A STATE TENNIS:
- No. 1 Singles - Sammy Moore-Thomson, Fr., Colorado Academy def. Mae Thorp, Fr., Steamboat Springs: 6-0, 6-0.
- Bridget Bell, Fr., Dawson def. Savannah Mease, Jr., Colorado Academy: 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
- No. 3 Singles - Maggie Berry, Sr., Dawson def. Rachel Molnar, So., D'Evelyn: 6-3, 6-1
- No. 1 Doubles - Courtney Leafgren/Shelby Naill, Eaton def. Angi Reed/Taylor Whatley, D'Evelyn: 6-3, 6-4
- No. 2 Doubles - Cammy Lee/Elisa Dean/D'Evelyn def. Maren Steiner/Caroline Smolky, Holy Family: 6-3, 6-1
- No. 3 Doubles - Leah Schartz/Camilla Ruiz, Holy Family def. Maggie Hime/Olivia Sanders, D'Evelyn: 7-5, 6-4
- No. 4 Doubles - Charity Perks/Keri Jennings, D'Evelyn def. Alexandra Ford/Story Wolf-Tinsman, Colorado Academy: 6-4, 5-7, 6-2T
- Team Champion - (1) D'Evelyn, (2) Colorado Academy, (3) Dawson