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October 4, 2023


REGION CHAMPS • The JHS girls tennis team captured their second straight region title. They finished the regular season undefeated. Picture courtesy of Juab Tennis

By Alvin Yuan
JHS Asst. Publicity Manager

The Lady Wasps tennis team had their region tournament this past weekend. They went into the tournament with a 17-0 undefeated season and continued to show their brilliance by winning region.

In first singles, Emmy Lovell won her round 1 game against Manti 6-2, 6-2, then finished her semi-final round against North Sanpete 6-2, 6-3, and won the finals against Richfield 6-0, 7-5, placing first in the region. In second singles, Hannah Echols played her 1st game against Manti, winning 6-1, 6-1, moving on to beating Emery in the semi-finals, 6-3, 6-0, but unfortunately lost to North Sanpete 3-6, 3-6 after a back and forth battle, placing second in second singles. In third singles, Leah Thorn defeated Manti 6-0, 6-1, then beat North Sanpete 6-1, 7-6(7-4), and won the finals against Richfield with a steadfast 6-4, 6-2, placing first in third singles. Marietta Flake had a play-in match against the 3rd singles player from Carbon and won 6-2, 6-0. She will also be playing at state.

In first doubles, Flake and Lily Fechner beat Delta 6-0, 6-1, then continued to the semi-finals against Emery which they won with a score of 6-3, 6-0. In the finals, Juab couldn’t shift the momentum over to their side and was defeated by the Hawks 2-6, 3-6, placing second. In second doubles, Averee Hatifeld and Emmy Fechner won against Delta 6-1, 6-0, proceeding to winning the semi-finals against Carbon 6-2, 6-0, and gave a valiant effort against North Sanpete in the finals, but lost 1-6, 5-7. In third doubles Nataya Day and Hannah Rock took a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Canyon View, then beat Carbon 6-1, 6-2, and won the finals against North Sanpete with a tough split set score of 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, placing first.

This weekend, the Lady Wasps will compete at the state tournament at Liberty Park.