Grantsville played without one of its top singles players Tuesday against Stansbury, but still came out on top 5-0.
Courtney James is still sidelined with ligament damage in her leg after having problems with her elbow. She said she hopes to be able to return to play at the region tournament Oct. 3-4 in Grantsville.
James has played first singles most of the year, but Jennifer Christensen has come on strong in recent matches and may play first singles the rest of the season.
Either way, Grantsville should be favored to win the Region 11 tournament. The state tournament is Oct. 10-11 at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City.
Christensen was on her game Tuesday against a tough opponent Abby Nordgren of Stansbury. Nordgren gained some momentum in the second set with Christensen hanging on to win 6-2, 6-4.
The match of the day was at second singles where Grantsville’s Madi Linares faced Sydney Squires. The last time these two teams played, Linares played junior varsity first singles.
The two players were also challenged by strong winds, and had to adapt the way they played because of the conditions. Squires grabbed the first set 6-4, but Linares turned it around in the second set with a 6-1 victory. The fun had just started, and the second singles’ players engaged in a tight third set with Linares winning 7-6. Linares won the tiebreaker 7-5.
Grantsville’s Ashlynn Peterson defeated Clara Heder at third singles 6-0, 6-1.
The first doubles was a competitive match with Morgan Matthews and Whitney Castagno defeating Kallie Stewart and Molly Johnson 6-2, 6-4.
Bailie Sandberg and Becca Toone had little trouble winning the second doubles match over Rachel Rogers and Shelbie Warr 6-0, 6-1.