Prep girls tennis: Five team create logjam atop 4A standings
Class 4A girls' tennis • Three-time defending champ Skyline shares lead with Bountiful, East.
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Four teams positioned themselves for a charge to end Skyline's reign atop Class 4A girls' tennis after two rounds of the state tournament Thursday at Liberty Park.

Skyline, which has won the past three state titles, shares the lead with Bountiful and East. Orem and Timpview are a point behind.

Skyline has three semifinalists, East and Bountiful both have four, Orem has three and Timpview has two.

Bountiful coach Desi Stuart credited her players for having the work ethic and skill to compete for the state title.

"They're fighters," Stuart said. "They fight for every point and work so hard to win every time."

Timpview freshman Kate Cusick's run at her first singles title was nearly derailed by last year's second singles champion, Erin Blessing of Skyline. Cusick lost the first set, but rallied to beat Blessing 1-6, 6-3, 6-2.

"She's incredibly tough," Cusick said of Blessing. "She pushed me so hard, and I had to really fight back. It's hard not to play well in such a fun environment."

Cusick is the lynch pin for a team trying to stop Skyline's domination.

Timpview coach Michelle Lauders said she believes her mixture of youth and experience will be the difference-maker Saturday, when the state title is decided.

"We're peaking at the right time," Lauders said. "We're not trying to outperform ourselves. Just trying to win each point, each match."

Skyline's Elizabeth Gorey and Emily Love were knocked out in the second round of first doubles, but they went out fighting. Timpview's Kalani Kau and Jen Farnsworth defeated the Skyline team 6-2, 6-3.

"It was a tough day, but now it's time to support our teammates," Gorey said. "We have a tradition of winning state, and I think we can still do it." —

Saturday's schedule

First singles

Erika Valimaki, Orem vs. Alexandra Wallin, East

Kanela Adamson, Bountiful vs. Kate Cusick, Timpview

Second singles

Mariah Miller, Bountiful vs. Carol Foote, Highland

Laura Hartle, East vs. Sydney Monson, Skyline

Third singles

Sarah Koelliker, Highland vs. Brynn Peterson, East

Sara Jones, Bountiful vs. Caroline Cantera, Skyline

First doubles

Kristee Rowley and Beth Ann Crane, Orem vs. Kalani Kau and Jen Farnsworth, Timpview

Hannah Wallin and Ruby Parkins, East vs. Hannah Choi and Megan Rimmasch, Hillcrest

Second doubles

Anne Bitter and Cami Craig, Orem vs. Emily Watts and Hannah Durham, Olympus

Cloe Stocking and Sara Bennion, Bountiful vs. Noel Bell and Sarah Cassell, Skyline

Thursday's results

First singles

First round • Melissa Lowe, Woods Cross, def. Maddy Howard, Murray (6-1, 6-2)

First round • Erica Valimaki, Orem, def. Alexis Smith, Box Elder (6-2, 6-0)

First round • Hannah Jones, Bonneville, def. Madison Adams, Salem Hills (6-1, 6-2)

First round • Alexandra Wallin, East def. McKenna Lloyd, Olympus (6-0, 6-0)

First round • Kaitlyn Slade, Sky View, def. Kim Collinsworth, Provo (6-1, 6-3)

First round • Kanela Adamson, Bountiful, def. Alex Oldroyd, Timpanogos (6-1, 6-1)

First round • Erin Blessing, Skyline, def. Victoria Lara, Highland (6-1, 6-0)

First round • Kate Cusick, Timpview, def. McKenna Nelson, Mountain Crest (6-1, 6-2)

Second round • Erica Valimaki, Orem, def. Melissa Lowe, Woods Cross (6-3, 6-1)

Second round • Alexandra Wallin, East, def. Hannah Jones, Bonneville (2-6, 6-2, 6-4)

Second round • Kanela Adamson, Bountiful, def. Kaitlyn Slade, Sky View (6-0, 6-0)

Second round • Kate Cusick, Timpview, def. Erin Blessing, Skyline (1-6, 6-3, 6-2)

Second singles

First round • Mariah Miller, Bountiful, def. Tessa Yates, Murray (6-2, 6-1)

First round • Kali Cravens, Timpview, def. Anna Dehlin, Sky View (6-0, 6-2)

First round • McKensie Saunders, Salem Hills, def. Kate Hadfield, Box Elder (3-6, 6-4, 6-0)

First round • Carol Foote, Highland, def. Alia Benson, Westlake (6-0, 6-0)

First round • Hailey Daniels, Bonneville, def. Savannah Park, Springville (3-6, 6-4, 6-0)

First round • Laura Hartle, East, def. Haleigh Downing, Olympus (6-1, 6-2)

First round • Sydney Monson, Skyline, def. Rachael Roundy, Woods Cross (6-1, 6-3)

First round • Natassja Westover, Orem, def. Andrea Carlsen, Mountain Crest (6-1, 6-2)

Second round • Mariah Miller, Bountiful, def. Kali Craven, Timpview (6-4, 6-3)

Second round • Carol Foote, Highland, def. McKensie Saunders, Salem Hills (6-0, 6-1)

Second round • Haura Hartle, East, def. Hailey Daniels, Bonneville (6-1, 6-4)

Second round • Sydney Monson, Skyline, def. Natasja Westover, Orem (6-1, 6-1)

Third singles

First round • Sarah Koelliker, Highland, def. Lauren Anderson, Olympus (6-2, 6-1)

First round • Catherine Cranney, Timpview, def. Nicole Simmons, Mountain Crest (6-3, 6-1)

First round • Maren Conolley, Bonneville, def. Kristi Whittingham, Timpanogos (6-3, 6-4)

First round • Brynn Peterson, East, def. Savannah Frank, Murray (6-2, 6-0)

First round • Kassidy Smith, Sky View, def. Ashley Whiting, Salem Hills (3-6, 6-3, 6-4)

First round • Sara Jones, Bountiful, def. Lataushia Redwood, Orem (6-2, 6-1)

First round • Carolina Cantera, Skyline, def. Sarah Crandall, Woods Cross (6-2, 6-1)

First round • Addie McNamarra, Logan, def. Cassie Knapp, Maple Mountain (6-0, 6-4)

Second round • Sarah Koelliker, Highland, def. Catherine Cranney, Timpview (6-4, 6-0)

Second round • Brynn Peterson, East, def. Maren Conolley (6-1, 1-6, 7-5)

Second round • Sara Jones, Bountiful, def. Kassidy Smith, Sky View (2-6, 6-4, 6-3)

Second round • Carolina Cantera, Skyline, def. Addie McNamarra, Logan (5-7, 6-3, 6-3)

First doubles

First round • Megan Bell and Anika Van Boerum, Olympus, def. Eliza Burnett and Sammi McConkie, Highland (6-3, 6-1)

First round • Kristee Rowley and Beth Ann Crane, Orem, def. Bobbi Peterson and Chanel Saxton, Mountain Crest (4-6, 6-3, 6-1)

First round • Kalani Kau and Jen Farnsworth, Timpview, def. Alexis McCall and Janille Johnson, Bonneville (7-5, 6-3)

First round • Elizabeth Gorey and Emily Love, Skyline, def. Ashley Eyring and Kholee Geruts, Bountiful (7-5, 7-6)

First round • Alissa Russell and Haley Lindley, Mountain View, def. Sarah Isaac and Kylie Perkins, Box Elder (6-4, 6-2)

First round • Hannah Wallin and Ruby Parkins, East, def. Baylee Park and Olivia Park, Springville (6-2, 6-1)

First round • Hannah Choi and Megan Rimmasch, Hillcrest, def. Lauren Johnson and Samantha Hyde, Woods Cross (6-0, 7-6)

First round • Savannah Ward and Cierra Powell, Salem Hills, def. Kierra Maiden and Kendyl Thornton, Sky View (6-7, 7-6, 6-0)

Second round • Kristee Rowley and Beth Ann Crane, Orem, def. Megan Bell and Anika Van Boerum, Olympus (4-6, 6-3, 6-3)

Second round • Kalani Kau and Jen Farnsworth, Timpview, def. Elizabeth Gorey and Emily Love, Skyline (6-2, 6-3)

Second round • Hannah Wallin and Ruby Parkins, East, def. Alissa Russell and Haley Lindley, Mountain View (6-1, 6-0)

Second round • Hannah Choi and Megan Rimmasch, Hillcrest, def. Savannah Ward and Cierra Powell, Salem Hills (6-4, 6-4)

Second doubles

First round • Kaestle Charlesworth and Annie Moscon, Woods Cross, def. Kylee Call and Jessica Christensen, Murray (6-2, 6-3)

First round • Anne Bitter and Cami Craig, Orem, def. Maddie Osborn and Analee Chadwick, Bonneville (6-1, 6-0)

First round • Caitlyn Glauser and Whitney Smith, Box Elder, def. Kailon Lewis and Mary McQueen, Maple Mountain (2-6, 6-1, 7-6)

First round • Emily Watts and Hannah Durham, Olympus, def. Ellie Carlsen and Ally Wankier, East (6-2, 6-3)

First round • Kim Russon and Frankie Christianson, Timpview, def. Nicole Cullimore and Rachel Wilkey, Sky View (6-1, 7-5)

First round • Cloe Stocking and Sara Bennion, Bountiful, def. Kate Berrie and McKay Fenstermaker, Hillcrest (4-6, 6-4, 6-4)

First round • Noel Bell and Sarah Cassell, Skyline, def. Haylie Bell and Megan Poulson, Highland (6-0, 6-2)

First round • DoYoung Kwag and Brynee Anderson, Logan, def. Kirtlyn Bohling and Annalee Castlebury (6-4, 6-0)

Second round • Anne Bitter and Cami Craig, Orem, def. Kaestle Charlesworth and Annie Moscon, Woods Cross (5-7, 6-4, 6-3)

Second round • Emily Watts and Hannah Durham, Olympus, def. Caitlyn Glauser and Whitney Smith, Box Elder (6-4, 6-1)

Second round • Cloe Stocking and Sara Bennion, Bountiful, def • Kim Russon and Frankie Christianson, Timpview (6-4, 7-5)

Second round • Noel Bell and Sarah Cassell, Skyline, def. DoYoung Kwag and Brynee Anderson, Logan (6-2, 6-4)