There were 24 teams that played in the state championship this year. If you count all the ties then Wasatch finished 5th. By not reaching our seed in regions hurt us because we ended up playing the top seed in state in the second round in most cases. The hardest part about state is you have the big crowds from both sides cheering and it certainly provides an opportunity for nerves to come into play. We played our first match at Salt Lake Tennis Club because of rain. Then the matches were switched over to Eccles Center at the University of Utah. The semifinals were then back to Liberty Park. Tennis is a game where you can be on fire one round or even one game the next can be totally the opposite.
#1 Singles Alysha Damron played a girl from Farmington in the first round. Alysha played really well and she won 6/1 & 6/2. The second round was played against Emily Astle from Alta. Astle has won the state championship three straight years and going for #4. In fact, she did win this again and next year heading to BYU on a full ride scholarship. Alysha had many chance to hold serve just was not able to overcome the power and consistency of her opponent.
#2 Singles Phelan O’Keefe played a girl from Brighton. Phelan played really well against a girl she played earlier in the year. Phelan had a lot of long games and points but won 6/3 & 6/1. Next round wa...
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