Corner Canyon tennis takes second at stateJun 07, 2021 12:25PM ● By Catherine Garrett
(Photos courtesy Allison Rideout)
By Catherine Garrett | [email protected]
Corner Canyon High freshman Aidan Rideout won the 6A state championship at No. 2 singles with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 win over Lone Peak’s Abe Robbins May 13 at Liberty Park. His title and other top finishes helped the Chargers take second place overall to the Knights.
“Aidan played an incredible match against [Lone Peak’s] Abe Robbins. They are both great players and today was Aidan’s turn for the victory,” said CCHS head coach and Aidan’s mother Allison Rideout. “It was awesome!”
Prior to his final round, Aidan Rideout lost just four games in the six sets he played to reach the championship. Junior Spencer Willes, playing at No. 3 singles, lost in the finals to the Knights’ Griffin Karras 6-3, 6-3 while Corner Canyon’s No. 1 doubles team of Cole Jenkins/Beau Welker were also defeated in the title match against Lone Peak’s Nate Ashton/Brayden Blodgett 7-5, 6-0.
“It was a great day,” coach Rideout said. “All of the boys competed very well. We were so proud of the way they played. They fought like lions and as spectators we watched some great tennis.”
Also competing at state for the Chargers were Tristan Buckner-Munteanu who lost at No. 1 singles to Bingham’s Josh Peterson 7-6, 6-2 in the second round and the No. 2 doubles team of Charlie Jenkins/Connor Shaw who lost to American Fork’s Sam Jensen/Treson Hucks 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the second round.
“We are thrilled that we played so well and to place second at state,” coach Rideout said. “We lost a couple close matches in the finals, but all of the boys contributed to our awesome second place finish. We are motivated to work even harder and take it all next year.”