Snow Canyon boys tennis players competed in four of the five individual state championships Saturday, and Will Benson won one of them to give the Warriors just enough points to claim the team championship in Salt Lake City.
Benson defeated Juan Diego’s Connor Kempin, 6-2, 6-1, for the second singles state championship, becoming the only Warrior on Saturday to claim an individual title. Still, with enough Warriors playing in their respective championship matches, Snow Canyon earned enough points to be crowned champion of 3A.
Juan Diego’s Ryan Kempin won the first singles state championship, 6-3, 6-4, over Snow Canyon’s Matt Morgan.
The Desert Hills Thunder claimed the most individual titles by sweeping both doubles state championships. The Thunder’s Braden Evans and Kyler Kennedy beat Snow Canyon’s Devin Radmall and Nick Csere, 6-3, 6-4, in first singles; and Austin Hardy and Conner McArthur beat Snow Canyon’s Jonathan Morgan and Trevor Muse, 6-3, 7-5.
Snow Canyon edged Juan Diego for the championship with 20 team points. The Soaring Eagle finished with 18. Just behind them, the Desert Hills Thunder scored 15 points for third place.
Dixie Flyers placed sixth with five points, and Pine View finished tied for 10th place with two points.