Maybe it was her improved mental mindset or perhaps the popcorn but Mountain Vista’s Lauren Hayes stormed back to get the Continental League tennis tournament’s No. 1 singles title on April 27.
Hayes received her 10th straight match this season with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 win about rapidly-serving Chaparral freshman Remy Nguyen in the league’s title match.
“I started off a little rusty but I realized how to get her provide back and my psychological match got a ton superior in the second established,” claimed Hayes.
Nguyen was forward 4-3 in the initial established when rain delayed the match for a hour. The Wolverine went on to get the first established just after the hold off and held a 3- direct in the 2nd when Hayes rallied.
“I went into the faculty in the course of the split, chilled and ate some popcorn,” reported Hayes.
The Vista junior who talked with her father in the course of courtroom changes broke Nguyen’s serve 6 instances the rest of the match and gained 4 straight video games to just take the second established. She held company in the 10th activity of the 3rd to seize the match.
“I mentioned if I was likely to shed, eliminate the way you want to drop, fighting tough and not just providing up,” she mentioned. “I bent my knees a large amount to return her provide and I started off placing 1st serves a whole lot far better than I did in the first established.
“I have a problem having down on myself so I talk to my dad and he pumps me up and will help my way of thinking.”
Hayes’ youthful sister, freshman Marian, received the No. 2 league singles title with a 6-4, 6-3 acquire over Heritage’s Charlotte Buckner.
Mountain Vista captured the staff title with 49 factors, with Heritage coming in second with 40 details.
Lauren Hayes feels she will be ready for article-year matches just after she lost in the to start with spherical of past year’s state tournament.
“I’ve enhanced over very last 12 months,” she claimed. “I have received additional offensive and not relying on my defensive pictures.”
Regional state qualifying tournaments must be accomplished by May well 7. Two gamers or doubles teams from each individual regional party will progress to the condition match.
The 5A point out event is established for May possibly 12-14 at the Gates Tennis Heart in Denver.
Defending condition winner Cherry Creek will host the Location 1 regional event on Could 4-5. Castle See will be in the match.
Legend will be in the Area 4 tourney on Might 4-5 at North Lake Tennis Park. Mountain Vista will host the Location 5 regional on May 4.
Valor Christian and Chaparral will enjoy in the Region 6 tournament hosted by Valor Christian and Highlands Ranch on Might 4. Rock Canyon and Douglas County will compete in the Region 7 meet up with on Might 4-5 at the Apex Tennis Center. On Could 4 Heritage will host the Location 8 tourney at the Ken Caryl Ranch Dwelling.