Take a peek at the year end video of the Girls Season here:
Our AF Cavemen played a great state tournament this past week placing 5th in the 6A division. We placed 4 teams/players in the semifinals which showed the depth of our squad, only 1 other team did that this year. Thursday we went 9-1 and were sitting in 2nd place overall, our best showing ever after the first day. On Saturday we played some excellent competition but got shut out in the semifinals as we went 0-4.
Here's how we ended up for the Cavemen:
1st Singles: Delaynie Roper - Quarterfinalist
2nd Singles: Malia Bishop - Semifinalist
3rd Singles: Liberty Hardy - Semifinalist
1st Doubles: Calli Condie/Milly Wood - Semifinalist
2nd Doubles: Claire Griffin/Ellie Lind - Semifinalist
Way to go ladies!
Our season is coming to an end with the 6A State tournament this weekend. Our girls have played well this season and have all earned byes into the second round of the state tournament. We would love for lots of support at the tournament, let's make it a party! Here are some details:
Estimated start times:
Wear AF colors and come support our girls!!!!
This week's schedule looks like this:
This past week the team traveled to Mt. Ridge HS up in Herriman and came away with a sweep! The girls played well and showed how deep the team is with Varsity winning 5-0, JV 5-0, and Extras 5-0.
On Tuesday since our match vs. Timpview was cancelled we picked teams amongst the girls and played each other in a scrimmage. It was quality tennis and there were plenty of battles. AF came out victorious on this one.
Nice wins vs. Bingham & Brighton last week ladies! With those two wins our overall record is 7-1 which is the best record to start a season in the past 20 years, way to go! (Take a look at the results by clicking on the MaxPreps button above on the homepage. This week we play Mountain Ridge on Monday and will play an intrasquad match amongst ourselves since our match vs. Timpview on Tuesday has been cancelled. Practice Squad has their first match of the season vs. Skyridge on Wednesday. Take a look at the weekly schedule below.
12:30 - 2:00pm: Practice Squad Practice
2:00 - 4:00pm: Varsity/JV Practice
3:00 - Match vs. Bingham @ AF
3:30 - Match vs. Brighton @ AF
1:00 - 3:00pm: Varsity/JV Practice
3:00 - 4:30pm: Practice Squad Practice
3:00 - 5:00pm: Varsity/JV Practice
5:00 - 6:30pm: Practice Squad Practice
Results From The Week
The girls kicked off the season this past week with a bang! The Varsity & JV teams both defeated Maple Mountain & Herriman in a round robin match on Wednesday and then placed 3rd in the Utah Valley Ashton Invitational over the weekend. You can see the individual match results on MaxPreps (click on Box Score).
We’re excited to have all these girls playing tennis and representing AFHS this year for the 2022 - 23 school year. Here are the teams below. Plan on attending practice with your group unless otherwise notified. If you don’t see your name, please contact coach.
Still to Tryout:
Allie Jenkins (9)
Claire Griffin (11)
Kalia Abo (11)
Listed below are the tryout times for Monday, August 1st. Please locate your name and attend the allotted time assigned. We are dividing up the number of girls to help us get a good look at each player until we select the teams. If you don’t see your name on either list, please attend the 9:30 - 11:00 session and contact Coach Herrud via Remind.
*Tryout at a later date:
Many of you have asked about off-season tennis, here is some info. The best way to improve in the off season is to do the following:
1. Hit Daily - there's no substitute for court time . . . meaningful court time.
2. Receive great instruction - someone else to give you tips, pointers, advice.
3. Play matches - tournaments, ladders, anything that makes you nervous, play them!
4. Work out - get your body in great shape for the court; footwork, core, flexibility, etc.
For the first time in school history American Fork won the 2022 State Tennis Championship at Liberty Park over the past weekend!! Congrats to all the players & parents, this has been a long time coming with coutless hourse of hard work and dedication from this years team and from all those in previous years who worked to build up the program. Check out the stories in the news below.
Celebrate by Serving!! Food Drive - Tabitha’s Way
To celebrate our first ever state title, we thought it would be fun to get some more “serving” in before the end of the school year. In order to do this we’ve set up a food drive through Tabitha’s Way. Adam Clarke has set up this service project for us and here’s what we’re doing with it:
“We're going to end this amazing season with some service! We're going to be having a food drive through Tabitha's Way and we're going to have a competition between each grade to see who can bring the most food. There will be a reward for the winners, swag and milkshakes to the victors. All of the containers for the food donations will be kept in Herrud's room, and make sure to put your food in your grade's bin. All of the food that they need should be on this picture. We'll greatly appreciate any/all donations, let's try and make a positive impact in our community together!”
We’ll run this food drive for this week only, May 16 - 19, winner will be announced at our team banquet on Thursday evening. Competition starts now!!