SUNRIVER — Summit is still the team to beat in Class 5A girls tennis.
The reigning state champion Storm finished the Class 5A Dual Championships at Sunriver Resort with a 4-0 match record, including a 5-3 victory over Sherwood in the tournament final.
“I am very proud of our players’ efforts throughout the entire weekend,” said Summit coach Ryan Cruz, whose squad won the 12-team event that included the top four teams from last year’s state tournament. “They showed toughness and determination to get themselves into the final after two long days of tennis.”
The Storm rolled past 2012 state runner-up Ashland (6-2) and Wilson (8-0) in pool play on Friday before topping Ridgeview (8-0) and the Bowmen on Saturday. Lindsey Brodeck (6-3, 6-2), Ariel Steele (6-1, 4-6, 10-4) and Brenna Roy (6-3, 6-2) all won singles matches against Sherwood in the championship match. Summit’s top two doubles teams — Haley Younger and Kelsey Collis, and Kacie Evans and Lauren Handley — also added victories.
Ridgeview placed fourth in the championship bracket, falling to Crescent Valley of Corvallis 7-1 in the third-place match.
In Saturday’s silver bracket, Bend High went 1-1, topping Pendleton 5-3 in the morning before losing to Ashland 5-3. Mountain View won both its matches in the bronze bracket Saturday, besting Wilson 6-2 and Lebanon 4-4 on sets. Redmond finished the second day of the tournament with an 0-2 record in the bronze bracket, dropping its first match to Lebanon 4-4 on games and its second match to Wilson 5-3.