Despite a one-day postponement and a revamped schedule of matches, the Class 5A individual state championship girls tennis tournament was completed on May 12 at the City Park tennis courts.
Players from Cherry Creek won four of the seven state titles that were up for grabs in the rain-delayed tournament.
The team state title was determined May 16 when No. 1 Cherry Creek faced No. 2 Fairview at City Park.
Fairview’s Quinn Bernthal defeated Creek’s Lorena Cedeno 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 to capture the No 1 singles crown. Cedeno was the defending No. 2 singles champion.
Anika Sharma of Cherry Creek, last season’s No. 3 winner, won the No. 2 singles state title with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Fairview’s Stella Laird.
The Bruins’ Jisele Boker defended her No 3 singles title with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Elle Middleton of Fairview.
Fairview’s No. 2 doubles team of Maya Brakage and Jane Roth turned back Sayeesha Garud and Anika Laxminariyan of Cherry Creek, 6-1, 6-2.
Farrah Bendell and Karissa Manley of Creek took the No. 3 doubles title with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Avery MacKenzie and Afton Sidwell of Fossil Ridge.
The No. 4 doubles title went to the Creek duo of Julie Karlberg and Zoey Hao who defeated Valor Christian’s Anna Schouten and Sawyer Cruickshank.