A successful season came to a close for the Tooele and Stansbury girls tennis teams at the Class 4A state tournament at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City.
Stansbury sophomore Anna Jones was the only player from Tooele County to advance beyond the tournament’s opening round. The Region 10 third singles champion rolled past Canyon View junior Keira Hunt 6-1, 6-2 in her first-round match before facing Region 11 runner-up Myriam Anderson of Ridgeline in the quarterfinals Friday afternoon. Jones won the first set against Anderson 7-5, but the Ridgeline senior won the final two sets 6-1, 6-2 to move on to the semifinals.
Stansbury’s other representatives were all eliminated in the opening round. Liz Fidler, who was Region 10’s runner-up at first singles, lost to Mountain Crest’s Rachel Powell in a hard-fought 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 battle. Rylee Sorenson, who was second in Region 10 at second singles, lost to Pine View’s Kayli Hirschi 6-2, 6-2.
The Stallions’ doubles teams also put up a fight in their first-round losses. Stansbury’s first doubles team of Natalie Ogden and Izzy Martin, who finished second in Region 10, lost to Bear River’s Carisa Epling and Shannon Epling 6-3, 6-0. Alison Witkowski and Maylee Didericksen, the Region 10 champions at second doubles, lost to Logan’s Staeli Ellis and Norah Perry 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) in the first round.
Tooele’s Hannah Sheppard lost 6-0, 6-0 to Region 9 champion Tia Turley of Desert Hills at second singles. Cately Jensen and Camilla Pankratz lost to Region 11 champions Olivia Phillips and Alice Wilkinson of Green Canyon 6-0, 6-1 at first doubles, and Marynn Hamilton and Brinley Dunn lost to Region 9 champions Taylee Anderson and Brooklyn Price of Desert Hills 6-1, 6-0 at second doubles.
Mountain Crest’s Sidney Nielson beat Tooele’s Madeline Shepard via walkover at third singles after Shepard withdrew from the tournament.