Lone Peak Varsity Tennis 2014

Lone Peak Varsity Tennis 2014
2014 STATE CHAMPIONS

Monday, October 13, 2014

2014 5A State Champions – Lone Peak Girls Tennis !! 3RD STATE TITLE IN 4 YEARS!


On Saturday October 11th, the Lone Peak Girls Tennis Team hoisted the State Championship trophy high above their heads, winning their 3rd State Championship in four years. The final tally showed Lone Peak with 22 points, Davis High with 21.

This year, like last year, it came down to doubles play and the Team title came down to 2nd doubles as it did last year when Davis narrowly defeated Lone Peak. This year it was Lone Peaks turn.

To defeat Davis, Lone Peak's girls knew it would take a team effort, with everyone scoring points and that team effort led to the team victory.

At first singles, Leah Heimuli gave up a total of 6 games in 3 matches on her way to the final where she met up with Davis' Breezy Turley. Though Leah lost in the final she fought valiantly and her season could be summed up in two words 'work ethic'. No one works harder on their game and works harder to improve than Leah.

At 2nd singles Lone Peak had Morgan Hall leading the way. Morgan missed the first 3+ weeks of the season with an injury and then one week before the Region tournament, she injured her shoulder, a new injury. She fought valiantly in the Region tournament to come away with the Region Championship. At State she gave up 2 games in her first 2 matches, sometimes even serving the ball underhanded because of her shoulder pain. On day 2 of State her pain was so intense but she refused to quit, she refused to give in and fought and fought through her semifinal match before losing. Morgans season could be summed up with the word 'courageous' as she fought pain and adversity throughout.

At 3rd singles, sophomore Ellie Slighting was our 'secret weapon'. Halfway through our region season, due to injuries, Ellie was asked to fill in and did so admirably, picking up confidence with each win. She qualified for State play as a #2 seed and won each match at State easier than the previous match. Her first trip to State and she showed great composure and never felt pressure. Ellie's run in the tournament found her in the finals where she lost to the defending champion from Davis but as always Ellie played tough. In a word, Ellie showed all season that she was 'unflappable'.

While Davis held the edge in singles, both of their doubles teams were knocked out early in the tournament and it became apparent that Lone Peaks doubles could make up ground with victories.

Our most experienced and decorated doubles team, with 3 State Championships between them, Electra Cochran and Lauren Allen played superbly over the 2 day tournament, knocking out teams in straight sets with relative ease. The finals found them up against Bingham and a team that had taken them to 3 sets earlier in the year. But in the final Electra and Lauren prevailed with a 6-4,6-2 victory to take the State Championship at 1st doubles. Their season summed up could be 'calmly confident'.

In 2nd doubles, JJ Bitton and Olivia Harkness got through their first 2 rounds relatively easy and found themselves in a semifinal match with Bingham who they also had defeated in 3 sets earlier in the season. On this day, JJ and Olivia proved to be the most steady and consistent, winning 6-4,6-2. And now the stage was set for their final and a scenario exactly like last year, where a win in the final would mean a team title and a loss in the final would give the team title to Davis. JJ and Olivia played well and came away victorious 6-4,6-2, giving themselves an individual championship while also securing the Team Championship for Lone Peak. Summing up their season 'consistently battling'.

Each year, each team has a different story and a different cast of characters. Each State Championship is special and unique and this may be the most unique and special out of the three considering the players who were injured, those who battled through their injuries, the mental toughness of players who had never been to State ( Ellie and Olivia) and came through big for us and the way each girl battled for each point at State. While Tennis is made up of individual players, this championship was clearly about the best TEAM, a TEAM where every girl made significant contributions to the success they experienced, a TEAM like Lone Peak Girls Tennis 2014.

2014 5A State Champions – Lone Peak Girls Tennis !!


Lady Knights Win Region- Varsity and JV !


The Girls Tennis Team completed the regular season on Sept. 26th with a win over American Fork, going undefeated for the 4th season in a row and putting their dual match winning streak at 66.

The Varsity Region tournament a few days later, found the Knights dominate with Region Championships going to Leah Heimuli @ 1st singles, Morgan Hall @ 2nd singles, Electra Cochran and Lauren Allen @ 1st doubles and Olivia Harkness and JJ Bitton @ 2nd doubles. Sophomore Ellie Slighting took 2nd @ 3rd singles.

Getting to this point for the Varsity was a long arduous process as the team lettered 13 different girls on Varsity, battled through 9 different injuries to players-shins,ankles, wrists, shoulders, concussions and more. The team used 11 different variations of a lineup for their 14 matches. Lost to the team due to injury was Annaliese County, our 3rd singles player, with a shoulder injury for the last five weeks of the season.

As the Varsity prepared for State, our Junior Varsity shined bright @ the Region JV Tournament, sweeping all positions. Championships went to Brooke Spencer @ 1st singles, Reagan Curtis @ 2nd singles, and Bailey Andrus @ 3rd singles. In doubles, Championships went to Cami Gricius and Rachel Neeleman @ 1st doubles, Hannah Bentley and Ava Curtis @2nd doubles, Annabelle Nielsen & Grace Thelin @ 3rd doubles and Aubrie Aagard & Sydney Sheffield @ 4th doubles.

Another spectacular season for the Lady Knights. With the undefeated season this year, this runs their overall record over the past 11 years to 144-10 and their Region record to 119-5 over that same period of time.


Friday, August 29, 2014

GIRLS TENNIS OFF TO A GREAT START !

The Girls Tennis Team is picking up right where they left off last year as they have started the season at 5-0, 4-0 in Region. In 25 matches the Varsity squad has not lost a match, while playing a different combination of 11 different players so far.

In Varsity singles play, Leah Heimuli and Annaliese County have been key contributors as has Electra Cochran and Lauren Allen, playing singles a couple of times this year due to some injuries to our singles squadron. Morgan Hall is now back playing singles as well.

In doubles, Electra Cochran and Lauren Allen are solid at 1st doubles, while at 2nd doubles, we have been platooning and mixing several girls and teams to find the right combination for the season. Our 2nd doubles contributors have been JJ Bitton, Olivia Harkness, Ellie Slighting, Sarah Nielson, Reagan Curtis, and  Brooke Spencer.

The Junior Varsity team is picking up valuable experience and many are playing singles one match and doubles the next match. Losing 8 seniors after this year, our future success in years to come rests with these young ladies- Hannah Bentley, Cami Gricius, Rachel Neeleman, Ava Curtis, Bailey Andrus, Annabelle Nielsen, Sydney Sheffield, Grace Thelin  and Aubrie Aagard.

2014 Girls Tennis Team


            LONE PEAK 2014 GIRLS TENNIS TEAM

AUBRIE AAGARD
9
LAUREN ALLEN
12
BAILEY ANDRUS
12
HANNAH BENTLEY
10
JJ BITTON
12
ELECTRA COCHRAN
12
ANNALIESE COUNTY
9
AVA CURTIS
10
REAGAN CURTIS
12
CAMI GRICIUS
9
MORGAN HALL
11
OLIVIA HARKNESS
12
LEAH HEIMULI
11
RACHEL NEELEMAN
9
ANNABELLE NIELSEN
9
SARAH NIELSON
12
SYDNEY SHEFFIELD
10
ELLIE SLIGHTING
10
BROOKE SPENCER
12
GRACE THELIN
9


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Girls 2014 Schedule

2014 Girls Schedule, for 'inquiring minds'.

LONE PEAK GIRLS TENNIS ‘2014’ MATCH SCHEDULE- (Match start time- 3 pm)

    DATE                                                             PLAYING                                                 BUS
(R) TUES. AUG 19th Lone Peak @ Pleasant Grove    2:30
(R) WEDS. AUG 20TH Lehi @ Lone Peak Home
(R) TUES. AUG.26th Lone Peak @ Westlake 2:30
NR WED. AUG 27th Lone Peak @ Brighton 2:30
(R) THUR Aug 28th Riverton @ Lone Peak HOME
(R) TUES. Sept 2nd American Fork @ Lone Peak HOME
(R) THUR. SEPT 4th    Lone Peak @ Lehi 2:30
(R) TUES. SEPT 9TH     Herriman @ Lone Peak HOME
NR Wed. Sept. 10 Lone Peak @ Bingham
2:30
(R) THURS. SEPT 11TH Pleasant Grove @ Lone Peak    HOME   
(R) WEDS SEPT 17TH Lone Peak @ Herriman 2:30
(R) THUR. SEPT 18TH   Westlake @Lone Peak   HOME
(R) TUES. SEPT. 23rd Lone Peak @ Riverton 2:30
(R) THURS. SEPT. 25th      Lone Peak@ American Fork 2:30

Region Seeding Meeting

Friday, September 26

American Fork High School @ 5:00pm

JV Region IV Meet

Saturday, September 27

Lone Peak High School @ 9:00am


Varsity Region IV Meet

Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept 30-Oct 1

Westlake High School @ 12:00pm

Girls 5A State Tennis Tournament

Wed & Sat October 8 & 11

Liberty Park, Salt Lake City

TEAM PRACTICES WILL BE 3:30 TO 5:30 BEGINNING TH. AUG 14TH

9th Graders will not be excused from school early for Home Matches unless playing Varsity

TRYOUTS MON-WED AUG 4TH-6TH- 6:45 AM TO 9 AM

Thursday, July 24, 2014

GIRLS TENNIS MEETING !

Girls Tennis Current Players and new players Trying out for the team !

A MANDATORY PLAYER/PARENT MEETING IS SET FOR TUESDAY JULY 29TH FROM 6PM TO 6:30 PM @ THE LONE PEAK HIGH CAFETERIA.

Discussion of tryouts, disclosure document, registermyathlete.com and physicals will be discussed as well as a Q/A session.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

LONE PEAK GIRLS TENNIS- IMPORTANT INFORMATION





  • Registermyathlete.com- EVERYONE who wants to tryout will need to be registered on this site-which has your tryout checklist, concussion & hazing information as well as other vital pieces of info. Please plan to register by AUG. 1st. NO ONE CAN TRYOUT WHO HAS NOT COMPLETED THIS REGISTRATION !!

  • Physicals. You will need a physical each and every year you play @ Lone Peak. Physicals @ a reduced rate on July 29th at AF clinic at 6:00pm.  Cost is $25.00. I will also have our Team Dr doing physicals during the 1st week of tryouts as an additional option. Physical Forms are on the LP Athletics page.
 
           
·        Monday Aug 4th through Weds Aug 6thTRYOUTS  6:45 am to 9 am
         Practices 8/7 to 8/15- 6:45- 9:00 AM // 3:30-5:30 Rest of the Year




                                                                  Thanks-

                                                                  Coach La Cognata