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Tennis team ready to dominate at State

Adia Waldburger, of the Record staff
Defending 3A state champion Nick Perez returns the ball.
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There’s nothing new to report here.

Even as the stakes rose from regular season competition in the Region 10 Boys Tennis Championships, it was still just another match and another win for the park City Miners.

The boys easily won in straight sets on the final day of competition, Saturday, against all Judge Memorial competitors, the second best team in the region and one of the better teams in the state.

The sweep gives the Park City team the No. 1 seed for the 3A State Tournament across the board.

Head coach Warren Pretorius plans to pack up the team and head to St. George for the state tourney a day early on Thursday to allow the boys an extra day to acclimate themselves to the courts and the competition.

Although the undefeated Miners are the clear favorite, Pretorius wants to be sure that the team does not lose their intensity.

"These are tough matches," Pretorius said. "If we have a down day and somebody else plays their best game of the season, we could lose."

The four top players Nick Perez, Nick VonDerAhe and David Marsh are all looking to win their fourth consecutive individual and state titles, so the proverbial target will be on their backs. Pretorius expects a challenge from some of the St. George schools like Pine View and Dixie, as well as Ogden and Judge.

"We have nothing to lose," Pretorius said. "We are in a good position."

Later in the day on Saturday, the junior varsity team also held a tournament and claimed numerous titles.

"We won from top to bottom in everything," Pretorius said.


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