Like many local tennis players, Trevor Muse is looking to enter next week’s Region 9 tournament with momentum. The reasons are simple as this year’s field remains ultra-competitive, and each round is anticipated to be a grinding test.
Fortunately for Muse, a junior from Snow Canyon, he’s playing perhaps his best tennis as the regular season winds down. The Warrior kept his region record flawless on Thursday evening after defeating Cedar’s Cade Sivertson in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5 in No. 3 singles.
“I’m playing well right now,” Muse said. “I’ve come a long way this season, and I feel very confident going into the final week of the season.”
Muse is a big server and big hitter with the ability to unleash pinpoint shots to the corners of baselines. His only weakness, however, is a tendency to overhit at times.
Muse said the one thing he’s working on is consistency and not letting the ball get over his head. It’s all about technique and focus, and the junior works diligently on honing those skills at Snow Canyon and other local tennis clubs.
In essence, the transfer student from Ogden, where he won a state playoff match last season, knows he’ll need to be playing at an elite level to compete against his region rivals next week.
“I just need to be ready to play and go for it all,” he said.
Against Cedar, Muse illustrated his potential.
After falling behind, 5-4, in the second set, the Warrior reeled off three crucial wins to secure the match. Muse regained control of his forehand and crushed crucial winners toward the baselines time and again.
Although Sivertson produced big angle shots of his own in the set, it wasn’t enough to overcome Muse’s experience.
Snow Canyon coach Jeremy Atkin said Muse has a tremendous ability with the serve and has continued to develop his game this season, adding the junior is especially crafty when it comes to slowing down the pace and making the necessary adjustments to defeat his opponent.
The Warriors swept the region match, 5-0.
Matt Douglas defeated Zac Coonen in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1 in No. 1 singles while Jon Morgan rolled past Matt Stewart, 6-0, 6-0 in No. 2 singles.
In No. 1 doubles, Matt Morgan and Logan Wrigley defeated Braden Boone and Nathan Bauer in straight sets, 6-1, 6-0 with Hunter McArthur and Devon Radmall outlasting Kam Sivertson and Dallin Rice, 6-2, 6-0.
DIXIE 5, CANYON VIEW 0: No. 1 singles: Tevan Balian (D) def. Derek Dunnell (CV), 6-0, 6-0. No. 2 singles: Micah Alba (D) def. Cord Johnson (CV), 6-0, 6-0. No. 3 singles: Luke Heaton (D) def. Job Huxford, 6-0, 6-1.
No. 1 doubles: Avery Cope/Aren Balian (D) def. Spencer Hignight/Logan Baker (CV), 6-0, 5-7, 6-3. No. 2 doubles: Caleb Featherstone/Scott Tew (D) def. Josh Neilson/David Hafley (CV), 6-4, 6-1.
DESERT HILLS 5, HURRI CANE 0: No. 1 singles: Gabe Anderson (DH) def. Zac Pickering (H), 6-0, 6-1. No. 2 singles: Braden Evans (DH) def. Josh Parker (H), 6-0, 6-1. No. 3: singles Connor McArthur (DH) def. Branson Elison (H), 6-0, 6-0.
No. 1 doubles: Christian Davis/Clay Hardy (DH) def. Ben Perkins/Lincoln Last (H), 6-1, 6-0. No. 2 doubles: Preston Parmenter/Austin Hardy (DH) def. Blake Lawrence/JD Gates (H), 6-0, 6-1.