Duel in the Desert Champs!
The gals represented well this past weekend in St. George going 4-0 over two days to take home the Duel in the Desert trophy! This is the second time in three years that the girls have take home the title and did so this time in dominant fashion. The Cavemen won 19 of 20 matches and ended up defeating Timpview 4-1 in the finals. Nice job ladies!
1st Round: AF def. Jordan 5-0
Quarterfinals: AF def. Richfield 5-0
Semi-Finals: AF def. Timpview Blue 5-0
Finals: AF def. Timpview Orange 4-1
Schedule this Week
Monday: Varsity Practice 2:30 - 4:30, Practice Squad 4:15 - 5:30
Tuesday: Match @ Lone Peak, 3:00pm
Wednesday: Match @ Corner Canyon, 3:00pm; Practice Squad Match @ Corner Canyon 5:00pm or whenever Varsity finishes
Thursday: Match @ Skyridge, 3:00pm
Friday: JV Tournament @ PG; Varsity Practice 2:30 - 4:30
Saturday: JV Tournament @ PG for those who qualify
Monday: Varsity Practice from 2:30 - 4:30; Developmental Team Practice from 4:15 - 5:30
Tuesday: Match vs. PG @ PG . . . starts at 3pm.
Wednesday: Match vs. Corner Canyon @ CC . . . starts at 3pm.
Thursday: Varsity Practice from 2:30 - 4:30; Developmental Team Practice from 4:15 - 5:30
Friday: Skyridge JV Tourney (JV only); Developmental Team Practice from 3:00 - 4:30
Duel in the Desert #2 This Weekend
We're taking 8 ladies down to play in St. George at the Duel in the Desert tournament for the second time this year. We plan on leaving at 3pm on Thursday, playing 2 matches both Friday and Saturday, then returning home on Saturday. Looking forward to a great time on the court and on the party bus.
Swag Shop Open
The Swag Shop is open! We've just added some guys sizes for the shirts so order some up for the men in your life. Shop closes this week so get on it if you want some swag.
Week 5 Schedule
Here's what's on tap this week:
Tuesday - Match @ Skyridge, 3pm.
Wednesday - Varsity Practice, 2:30 pm, Practice Squad match vs. Corner Canyon, 5pm.
Thursday - Match @ Westlake, 3pm.
Friday - Varsity practice, 2:30; Practice Squad practice, 4:15
Here's the update on the uniforms . . . to avoid the hassle and less confusion we're asking that if the girls don't want the grey tank that they exchange it on their own. You'll need Coach Jana's phone number, and a copy of the receipt (also get from Coach Jana). Tags have to be on it and even then it's not guaranteed they'll exchange it . . . it depends on who's behind the counter. If you wanna keep it, perfect.
The captains decided to go ahead and order the red tank as a third item (instead of the grey) so if you'd like one, please let coach Jana know by tomorrow so we can get you the discounted price.
Duel in the Desert #1
We took 10 gals down the St. George this past weekend to play in the Duel in the Desert tournament with 14 other schools. Jocelyn, Sydney, Emilee, Abbie, Katie, Malia, Anna, Ashley, Erica, and Lindsey all played matches against other varsity teams and ended up with a 3-1 record, playing some excellent tennis along the way. Here's how they fared:
AF def. Stansbury 4-1
Olympus def. AF 4-1
AF def. Hurricane 4-1
AF def. Manti 4-1
2-0 Start in Region Play
The team kicked off region play this last week by defeating both Westlake and PG. AF didn't lose a match vs. Westlake as both Varsity and JV swept them 5-0. Against a tough PG team, the gals took the "W" for both Varsity (3-2) and JV (4-1) as it came down to the wire. Congrats to the ladies for starting off so strong.
This week doesn't get any easier . . . on Tuesday we take on Corner Canyon (@ CC) and on Thursday we take on LP (@ Skyridge). Tell your friends and family to come out to support!
Week 4 Schedule
Schedule this week:
Monday: Varsity 2:30 - 4:30, JV/Practice Squad 4:15 - 5:30
Tuesday: Match @ Corner Canyon; courts open for challenge matches
Wednesday: Varsity 2:30 - 4:30, JV/Practice Squad 4:15 - 5:30
Thursday: Match vs. LP @ Skyridge; courts open for challenge matches
Friday: Varsity 2:30 - 4:30, JV/Practice Squad 4:15 - 5:30
We'd like to thank all the girls who turned out to play tennis this year, we had over 50 gals show up to play on the team. The coaches have selected the Varsity team which consists of 18 girls. The remaining girls are all considered part of our JV squad and as the days progress we will break up the JV Squad into separate teams to play other gals from the team and other teams from our region.
Click here to see the TEAMS
Practice Times this week:
Varsity: 2:30 - 4:30
JV: 4:15 - 5:30
Matches this week:
Tuesday vs. Herriman @ 2pm. Bus will leave at 1pm, we will let everyone know how many girls they have who expect to play.
Friday/Saturday: Ashton Invitational (Click here for the live draw)
Match #1(Friday) - AF vs. Farmington @ 10am (played at Lone Peak
Match #2 (Friday) - TBD . . . either 1pm or 3pm depending on our first match
Match #3 (Saturday) - TBD
Match #4 (Saturday) - TBD
If anyone has questions please contact Coach Herrud.
Girls tennis season starts August 5th this year! We're going to need to hit the ground running since they pushed back the start of the season by a week. Check out the info on the website to make sure you know how to get registered, when tryouts are, and what it's gonna take to make the team this year.
Here's the skinny on the JV Singles and Doubles tournaments:
Date: May 3rd & 4th (Friday & Saturday)
Time: 8:30 start time both days
Tournament Type: Single Elimination
Scoring: Best 2 out of 3 sets, 10 point Tie-Break for 3rd set
This year we've combined all singles players and doubles players into two separate tournaments since this is how most true tennis tournaments are ran. The expectation is to have some fun, player full 2 out of 3 set matches, watch and support your teammates, and learn how to become a solid tennis player.
Both tournaments are single elimination, that means if you lose then you're out of the tournament. This doesn't mean you have to take off though, stay and watch and enjoy the tournament. Hopefully we'll qualify some of our players for the second day of the tournament on Saturday.
Players are expected to have their parents provide their own transportation, bring their own food and snacks, bring their own blankets/chairs/shade. Wear something "AF" if you don't have tennis gear.
Players are welcome to come to our courts at 7:15 to warm up until 8am or head over to PG to warm up. All players are expected to be at the PG courts by 8:15, no later than that.
Looking forward to a great tournament!
The boys had an eventful week with a round-robin with Lehi & Herriman on Tuesday, then the JV ventured down to St. George to play in the Duel in the Desert Tourney #2. It was a successful week, lots of match play and quality wins. AF defeated Lehi 5-0 (JV 5-0), and Herriman 4-1 (JV 5-0). Down in St. George, our JV guys played in the varsity draw against 14 other schools and ended up taking 3rd place, not too shabby since for most guys it was their first varsity experience.
This week we host Skyridge (Tuesday @ 2pm) and Westlake (Thursday @ 3pm). Sun should be out so bring a chair and come watch some good tennis as we hit the courts in our new match outfits.
This past weekend the boys varsity team tried to avoid the weather by heading down to St. George to play in the annual Duel in the Desert team tournament. The tournament had some strong teams entered so it was fun to see how our talent would compare. The weekend was full of fun playing tennis, Fortnite, Ping Pong, putt putt golf, and Pickleball. We had to navigate through a rain delay on Friday but made it through playing under the lights until 7:30 pm.
The boys played well enough to win their first three matches to get to the finals where they met a talented Lone Peak team. The Cavemen had some chances in a few of the matches but ended up losing to the Knights 0-5. Below are the match scores:
AF def. Bear River 5-0
AF def. Provo 4-1
AF def. Timpview 4-1
LP def. AF 5-0
This was an exciting weekend for AFHS! Congrats to the Boys Basketball team for bringing home a State Championship trophy, it's been a long 40 years since the last one. With the basketball season officially ending, we'd like to welcome those basketball players who are making the transition over to the tennis court.
Even though Monday is a NO SCHOOL day for the students, the teachers do have meetings. Practice is as usual, 2:30 - 4:30 for Varsity/JV and 4:00 - 5:00 for Practice Squad.
On the tournament page, there are various tournaments that most of the guys are set up to play in, if you don't see yourself don't worry, we'll get you some matches to play soon. With no school on Monday (March 4th), there should be ample time to get some matches in. Find out who you're supposed to play and get going early and see if you can get some matches in before your official practice time begins tomorrow.
There are usually lots of questions during the weekend about the ladder, practice times, ect. Many of those questions can be answered by looking at the website, which will be updated daily. When scores come in from matches, the website will be updated just make sure to report those scores using the Match Score Report button on the Ladders page.
The current ladder is not as accurate as it will be a month from now. Positions will get ironed out with the more matches that are played. It's important to remember that the purpose of the ladder is to play matches that replicate real match conditions, it's meant to give players experience and match play under stress. While the ladder helps coaches get a feel of how a player compares to the others on the team, Match Lineups are always left to the discretion of the coaches. Players should look to distinguish themselves from other players, the best way to do that is win matches convincingly. With so much competition on our team this year, the coaches are looking for players who stand out from the rest.