Storm girls third at state

Summit brings home tennis trophy for fifth straight year

Bulletin staff report /

Published May 25, 2014 at 12:01AM

BEAVERTON — For the fifth year in a row, the Summit girls are bringing home hardware from the state tennis championships.

The Storm finished third at the Class 5A state tournament Saturday, which ended at the Tualatin Hills Tennis Center.

The first two days of the tourney were staged at the Portland Tennis Center.

Summit seniors Kelsey Collis and Morgan DeMeyer placed second in the doubles bracket, falling only to Ashland’s Hanna Greenberg and Vika O’Brien, who won their third consecutive 5A doubles title this weekend.

Greenberg and O’Brien, who bested Collis and DeMeyer 6-1, 6-1 in the championship final, led Ashland to the 5A girls team title with 14 points.

Marist of Eugene placed second with 12 points, Summit was third with 10 points, and West Albany claimed the final team trophy by taking fourth with nine points.

While they did not place, Summit singles palayers Lindsey Brodeck, a senior, and Brenna Roy, a junior, each scored two team points by advancing to the singles quarterfinal round.

“It’s been a special group these past four years,” Storm coach Ryan Cruz said about his three seniors. “They’ve been pretty dominant from top to bottom.”

Brodeck, Collis and DeMeyer helped Summit win its first — and so far only — girls tennis state title in 2012. Brodeck was the 5A singles state runner-up that season, DeMeyer and then-partner Hannah Shephard took fourth in the doubles bracket, and Collis and her then-partner Kacie Evans qualified for state.

“Players of that caliber, they not only help you in dual matches but at the individual state tournament as well,” Cruz added. “They’ll be missed.”

Also on Saturday:

Cowgirls’ Harris finishes second: CORVALLIS — Crook County’s Elsa Harris fell to Catlin Gabel’s Lara Rakocevic 6-1, 6-2 in the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A singles championship final at Oregon State.

The Cowgirls barely missed a team trophy, finishing fifth with 6.5 points. Portland’s Oregon Episcopal won the 4A/3A/2A/1A girls team championship with 10 points.

Ridgeview was one spot back of the Cowgirls with six points. Ravens singles players Riley Hanks and Caitlin Carr each advanced to the quarterfinal round, and Ridgeview’s doubles team of Rianne Sage and Makenna Jordison won the consolation bracket.