Prep girls tennis Weisberg leads Judge's charge at 3A state tourney
Prep tennis • Defending state champ Bulldogs only team to advance three players into semis.
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Whitney Weisberg faced adversity for the first time this season.

The Judge Memorial sophomore cruised through region play into the top seed of the 3A girls tennis championship.

She displayed her dominance Friday afternoon at the 3A state tournament by dispatching Bear River's Courtney Comstock in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0, at first singles.

But Weisberg and Dixie's Cyndee Wilkinson met at center court in the second round and traded punches like prizefighters throughout their match.

Weisberg, last year's second singles champion and architect of Judge Memorial's team title, lost her first set of the year, 4-6, to Wilkinson, who powered shots throughout the court.

Weisberg didn't wilt.

"My mom calls me Secretariat," Weisberg said. "She knows that I can always come back from behind."

Weisberg got back on the horse and won the second set, 6-0, by leaning on her service and ability to return Wilkinson's powerful shots.

"It was mentally tough for her to play from behind," Judge coach Lani Wilcox said. "Fortunately we have really tough singles players, and Whitney is a very competitive player."

Weisberg grinded the senior to match point and won the decisive third set 6-3. She was met at center court by teammates Emily Murnin and Katie Iwasaki, and all three players advanced to Saturday's semifinals in singles with a hope to repeat as team state champions.

Wasatch senior Lily Wetterlin earned a spot in the semifinals at first singles. She'll face Pine View's Lacey Hancock despite picking up the sport less than three years ago.

"I love playing the game because I am in control," Wetterlin said. "We've never done this well in state before and this is has been really exciting."

Judge Memorial was the lone team to get three players through to the semifinals, while eight teams have two semifinalists. —

Saturday's pairings

First single

Lily Wetterlin, Wasatch vs. Lacey Hancock, Pine View

Whitney Weisberg, Judge Memorial vs. Tayler Orgill, Grantsville

Second singles

Shellbe Watson, Dixie vs. Bergen Nelson, Snow Canyon

Emily Murnin, Judge Memorial vs. Courtney James, Grantsville

Third singles

Ali Damon, Spanish Fork vs. Emily Till, Snow Canyon

Katie Iwasaki, Judge Memorial vs. Megan Knudsen, Desert Hills

First doubles

Marissa Christensen and Paige Beckstrom, Spanish Fork vs. Katie Hardman and Lauren Weed, Park City

Grace Claudius and Casandra Granhoej, Juan Diego vs. Stephanie Snow and Bailey Callahan, Pine View

Second doubles

McKenna Tychsen and Natalie Frost, Park City vs. Cailtlin Keenan and Maia Sepulveda, Juan Diego

Julie Steinmann and Hether Evans, Wasatch vs. Xela Armstrong and Savannah Ream, Dixie

Results

First singles

First round

Lily Wetterlin, Wasatch, def. Abbey Anjewierden, Ogden (5-7, 6-3, 6-3)

Madz Eames, Desert Hills, def. Josi Braithwaite, Spanish Fork (6-3, 6-0)

Lacey Hancock, Pine View, def. Ashlee Earl, Morgan (6-0, 6-0)

Solveig Karlsen, Park City, def. Hannah Frazier, Stansbury (6-1, 6-1)

Cydnee Wilkinson, Dixie, def. Lacie Watson, Delta (6-0, 6-0)

Whitney Weisberg, Judge Memorial, def. Courtney Comstock (6-0, 6-0)

Tayler Orgill, Grantsville, def. Barbara Gillespie, Union (6-2, 6-0)

Frannie Eklund, Snow Canyon, def. Mikaela Angerhofer, North Sanpete (6-0, 6-0)

Second round

Lily Wetterlin, Wasatch, def. Madz Eames, Desert Hills (6-4, 6-4)

Lacey Hancock, Pine View, def. Solveig Karlsen, Park City (6-0, 6-0)

Whitney Weisberg, Judge Memorial, def. Cydnee Wilkson, Dixie (4-6, 6-0, 6-3)

Tayler Orgill, Grantsville, def. Frannie Eklund, Snow Canyon (6-4, 3-6, 6-3)

Second single

First round

Rachel Wetterlin, Wasatch, def. Annet Unda, Ogden (6-1, 7-5)

Shellbe Watson, Dixie, def. Natalie Blaylock, Spanish Fork (7-6, 4-6, 6-3)

Bergen Nelson, Snow Canyon, def. Sydney Squires, Stansbury (6-0, 6-3)

Dani Lecher, Park City, Rachel Windley, Ben Lomond (6-2, 6-0)

Jordyn McGinnis, Desert Hills, def. Kalee McCollaum (6-2, 6-1)

Emily Murnin, Judge Memorial, def. Kenya Rhodes, Bear River (6-0, 6-0)

Courtney James, Grantsville, def. Megan Kundra, Juan Diego (6-1, 6-1)

Emily Watson, Hurricane, def. Ana Bentley, North Sanpete (7-5, 6-0)

Second round

Shellbe Watson, Dixie, def. Rachel Wetterlin, Wasatch (6-3, 6-3)

Bergen Nelson, Snow Canyon, def. Dani Lecher, Park City (7-6, 7-5)

Emily Murnin, Judge Memorial, def. Jordyn McGinnis, Desert Hills (6-0, 6-1)

Courtney James, Grantsville, def. Emily Watson, Hurrican (7-5, 6-0)

Third singles

First round

Caroline Davis, Park City, def. Abby Nordgren, Stansbury (6-7, 7-5, 6-0)

Ali Damon, Spanish Fork, def. Shaylynn Riddle, Pine View (6-1, 6-3)

Emily Till, Snow Canyon, def. Alayna Gunn, Morgan (6-0, 6-0)

Sophie Lorentzen, Ogden, def. Dani Poirier, Wasatch (6-4, 6-3)

Kenedi Cooper, Dixie, def. Jandy Johnson, Delta (6-4, 6-2_

Katie Iwasaki, Judge Memorial, def. Darcy Pali, Bear River (6-0, 6-1)

Jennifer Christensen, Grantsville, def. Miki Baird, Juan Diego (6-1, 6-3)

Megan Knudsen, Desert Hills, def. Kaytie Nielson, north Sanpete (6-3, 6-1)

Second round

Ali Damon, Spanish Fork, def. Caroline Davis, Park City (6-0, 6-2)

Emily Till, Snow Canyon, def. Sophie Lorentzen, Ogden, (6-3, 6-3)

Katie Iwasaki, Judge Memorial, def. Kenedi Cooper, Dixie (6-2, 6-0)

Megan Knudsen, Desert Hills, def. Jennifer Christensen, Grantsville (6-4, 6-4)

First doubles

First round

Renee Fagg and Joanna Remund, Wasatch, def. Ashlyn Peterson and Morgan Castagno, Grantsville (6-3, 6-2)

Marissa Christensen and Paige Beckstrom, Spanish Fork, def. Madison Farish and Andi Behunin, Hurricane (6-0, 6-0)

Lindsey Olsen and Kristan Stewart, Cedar City, def. Riley Westarp and Kaitlyn George, Bear River (6-1, 6-2)

Katie Hardman and Lauren Weed, Park City, def. Allie Hyde and Sabrina Wood, Ogden (5-7, 6-2, 6-3)

Paige Harris and Taylor Cooney, Desert Hills, def. Brenna Menlove and McKenzie Lybbert, Payson (6-3, 6-1)

Grace Claudius and Casandra Granhoej, Juan Diego, def. Maleena Miller and Emily Clawson, Ben Lomond (6-0, 6-1)

Morgan Schmid and Sarah Rowlin, Morgan, def. Lizzie Loughridge and Gabby Paul, Judge Memorial (6-4, 7-6)

Stephanie Snow and Bailey Callahan, Pine View, def. Lindee Christensen and Abby Christensen, North Sanpete (6-4, 6-3)

Second round

Marissa Christensen and Paige Beckstrom, Spanish Fork, def. Renee Fagg and Joanna Remund, Wasatch (6-4, 7-5)

Katie Hardman and Lauren Weed, Park City, def. Lindsey Olsen and Kristan Stewart, Cedar City (6-7, 6-2, 6-3)

Grace Claudius and Casandra Granhoej, Juan Diego, def. Paige Harris and Taylor Cooney, Desert Hills (6-0, 6-2)

Stephanie Snow and Bailey Callahan, Pine View, def. Morgan Schmid and Sarah Rowlin, Morgan (6-4, 6-2)

Second doubles

First round

McKenna Tychsen and Natalie Frost, Park City, def. Maile Madsen and Kylee Lund, Ogden (6-3, 6-1)

Tessa Christensen and Shea Booth, Spanish Fork, def. Lauren Parker and Jessica Langston (4-6, 6-1, 7-5)

Brianna Rucci and Hannah Erickson, Pine View, def. Brooke Nielsen and Rachel Darby Ben Lomond (6-2, 7-5)

Cailtlin Keenan and Maia Sepulveda, Juan Diego, def. Jessica Hunsaker and Cherokie Limb, Bear River (4-6, 6-3, 6-1)

Maddi Black and Amanda Cottle, Desert Hills, def. Megan Snow and Olivia Evans, Payson (6-1, 6-3)

Julie Steinmann and Heather Evans, Wasatch, def. Olivia Anderson and Hailey Hopkins, Morgan (6-1, 6-1)

Julia Corbett and Claudia Start, Judge Memorial, def. Madi Linares and Whitney Castagno, Grantsville (6-3, 6-4)

Xela Armstrong and Savannah Ream, Dixie, def. Shelby Ivory and Angela Lewis, North Sanpete (6-3, 6-2)

Second round

McKenna Tychsen and Natalie Frost, Park City, def. Tessa Christensen and Shea Booth, Spanish Fork (6-1, 7-6, 7-3)

Cailtlin Keenan and Maia Sepulveda, Juan Diego, def. Brianna Rucci and Hannah Erickson, Pine View (6-3, 6-4)

Julie Steinmann and Heather Evans, Wasatch, def. Maddi Black and Amanda Cottle, Desert Hills (6-2, 6-2)

Xela Armstrong and Savannah Ream, Dixie, def. Julia Corbett and Claudia Start, Judge Memorial (4-6, 6-2, 7-5)