SALT LAKE CITY — It doesn’t get much closer than this.

Maple Mountain currently holds a one-point lead at the top of the leaderboard after the first two rounds of the 4A boys tennis tournament Friday, and the Golden Eagles managed to send three of their five teams into championship day.

Just three points separate the top eight schools.

Defending champion Mountain View sits just one point behind the Golden Eagles, along with Woods Cross and Timpview.

Mountain View sophomore Jon Dollahite, the defending first singles champion, collected a pair of wins to punch his ticket into the semifinals. Dollahite followed up a 6-2, 6-2 win over Provo’s Aaron Kelemen with a clean 6-0, 6-0 sweep over Keith McMullin of Bonneville.

“I’m feeling really good. I played really well in my second match, so I’m happy about where I’m at right now,” said Dollahite.

Dollahite will try and take that confidence into his first match Saturday morning, when he’ll square off against Timpview junior Paul Monson. A third singles champion in 2012, Monson could shake up the field if his semifinal match slides in favor of the Thunderbirds.

“I know I’ll have a really hard match against Paul (Saturday), but we’ll just have to see how it goes,” said Dollahite.

On the other side of the first singles bracket, RJ Parker survived a 2-6, 6-4, 7-5 thriller against Springville senior Ben Spencer to advance in the tournament. Parker will meet Caleb Brand, Olympus’ lone contender left in the state tournament, first thing in the morning to start semifinal play.

Second singles tournament favorite Manuel Ortiz breezed through competition Friday afternoon with four straight set sweeps and is the man to beat in the No. 2 singles bracket.

Spanish Fork freshman Josh Chingas impressed Friday with a nearly flawless afternoon in second singles. Chingas finished the day with a 6-3, 6-0 victory over Logan’s Stuart Hopkins, and now has the tall task of trying to upset Ortiz to start the morning.

Also in No. 2 singles, McKay Luu helped Maple Mountain to a strong finish Friday, and now will face Skyline freshman Dawson Robb-Wilcox, who is coming off a 6-4, 6-2 upset victory over Timpview’s Mason Brockbank.

Rounding out singles play for Maple Mountain, Collin Eaton advanced into the No. 3 singles semifinals after a tough 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 win over Skyline’s Raleigh Sorbonne.

Marcus Corbett surprised most by advancing through the first two rounds in Judge Memorial's debut year in 4A. A freshman, Corbett will open his semifinal match against Eaton.

First doubles saw two teams of brothers advance Friday, and they actually have a chance of meeting in the title match.

Spanish Fork brothers Jared and Robby Dixon outlasted Logan seniors Andrew Hopkins and Matt Lambert, 7-6, 7-6, in second-round action, and will meet another pair of seniors in Bountiful’s Andrew Eyring and Trevor Lloyd. The Braves duo also had to grind out an epic finish in their second-round match, besting Timpview's Scotty Wynn and Travis Wardrop, 7-5, 7-5.

Tyler and Tanner Heaton are the Lakers' only hope at claiming at least one individual title at the tournament, and now face Woods Cross’ Jens Nielson and Colin Cole after the Wildcats' duo narrowly edged Maple Mountain juniors Andrew Blonquist and Nam Luu, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.

All of which should contribute to an exciting final day of competition Saturday.

Mountain View rode the coattails of Ortiz and Dollahite for a team title in 2013, and the Bruins remain the favorite to repeat.

“I think if we go out there and play like we did (Friday), we’ll be fine,” said Dollahite.

4A boys state tennis tournament

Liberty Park

Day 1

Team Scores

1. Maple Mountain 7; T-2. Mountain View 6, Woods Cross 6, Timpview 6; T-5. Spanish Fork 5, Bonneville 5; T-7. Skyline 4, Bountiful 4, Logan 4,.

FIRST ROUND

1st Singles

Caleb Brand, Olympus, def. Kevin Rose, Maple Mtn., 6-2, 6-2; Austin Jeppson, Sky View, def. Will Taylor, Highland, 6-1, 6-1; RJ Parker, Woods Cross, def. Luke Dance, Mtn. Crest, 6-3, 7-6; Ben Spencer, Springville, def. Nick Speulveda, Corner Canyon, 7-6, 6-3; Keith McMullin, Bonneville, def. Chandler Paulsen, East, 6-1, 6-4; Jon Dollahite, Mtn. View, def. Aaron Kelemen, Provo, 6-2, 6-2; Paul Monson, Timpview, def. Gabe Zharov, Skyline, 6-2, 7-5; Jake Stevenson, Logan, def. James Poulton, Bountiful, 6-2, 6-1.

2nd Singles

Matthew Wilson, Highland, def. Tyson Galbraith, Springville, 6-3, 6-0; Manuel Ortiz, Mtn. View, def. Scott Johnson, Mtn. Crest, 6-0, 6-0; Stuart Hopkins, Logan, def. Tyler Payne, Olympus, 7-6, 6-1; Josh Chingas, Spanish Fork, def. Brandon Reemsnyder, Judge, 6-0, 6-1; Bobby Crofts, Bonneville, def. Tanner Obrien, Timpanogos, 6-1, 6-3; McKay Luu, Maple Mtn., def. Cameron Peterson, Clearfield, 6-3, 6-0; Mason Brockbank, Timpview, def. Jorgen Paulson, East, 6-3, 6-7, 7-5; Dawson Robb-Wilcox, Skyline, def. Parker Jenks, Sky View, 6-3, 7-5.

3rd Singles

James McKell, Mtn. View, def. Sam Nelson, 6-1, 6-3; Zach Simpson, Timpview, def. Devan Mills, Mtn. Crest, 6-0, 6-0; Alex Hall, Bonneville, def. Brennan Jeffery, Salem Hills, 6-1, 6-2; Nate Leishman, East, def. Nate Cutler, Corner Canyon, 6-1, 6-4; Nate Barrington, Spanish Fork, def. Christian Hammond, Logan, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2; Marcus Corbett, Judge, def. Kyle Bunker, Orem, 6-2, 6-1; Raleigh Sorbonne, Skyline, def. Tanner Mudrow, Woods Cross, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2; Collin Eaton, Maple Mtn., def. Dallen Broadbent, Sky View, 6-0, 6-4.

1st Doubles

Jared Dixon & Robby Dixon, Spanish Fork, def. Timothy Yoo & Ben Nielsen, Timpanogos, 6-1, 6-2; Andrew Hopkins & Matt Lambert, Logan, def. Gardiner Dee & Will Corbett, East 6-3, 4-6, 6-2; Andrew Eyring & Trevor Lloyd, Bountiful, def. Mark Spencer & Austin Griffin, Sky View, 6-2, 6-1; Scotty Wynn & Travis Wardrop, Timpview, def. Davis Johnson & Tommy Smith, Olympus, 6-3, 6-0; Tyler Heaton & Tanner Heaton, Bonneville, def. Matt BAker & Brevin Elsholz, Highland, 6-1, 6-2; Brad Lindley & Zac Spencer, Mtn. View, def. Spencer Willits & Scott Gill, 6-1, 7-6; Andrew Blonquist & Nam Luu, Maple Mtn., def. Connor Merkley & Alex Meitchen, Skyline, 6-3, 6-4; Jens Nielson & Colin Cole, Woods Cross, def. Andrew Johnson & Tyler Cheney, Mtn. Crest, 6-2, 6-3.

2nd Doubles

Tyler Brown & Ethan Nakaya, Bountiful, def. Austin Galbraith & Sam Hansen, Springville, 6-2, 6-3; Scott Roskelley & Matt Christensen, Logan, def. Cole Dayton & Jeffrey Reeves, Orem, 6-3, 6-2; Robbi Hall & Greg Lee, Skyline, def. Justin Porter & Cole Combe, Bonneville, 6-1, 6-0; Paul Huntsman & David Curtis, Highland, def. Connor Brown & Tanner Michelsen, Spanish Fork, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2; Jens Nilson & Jack Crandall, Mtn. Crest, def. Zack McGill & Dylan Sharp, Timpanogos 6-4, 5-7, 6-4; Brigham Perry & Eric Whiting, Maple Mtn.,def. Jim Best-Devereux & Jackson Willis, Judge, 6-4, 6-2; Austin Creer & Taft Holzer, Woods Cross def. Sean Rostrom & Skyler Johnson, Timpview, 6-3, 6-3; Alec Brown & John Caine, Olympus, def. Mitch Coombs & Cameron Murray, Sky View, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.

SECOND ROUND

1st Singles

Caleb Brand, Olympus, def. Austin Jeppson, Sky View, 6-1, 6-1; RJ Parker, Woods Cross, def. Ben Spencer, Springville, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5; Jon Dollahite, Mtn. View, def. Keith McMullin, Bonneville, 6-0, 6-0; Paul Monson, Timpview, def. Jake Stevenson, Logan, 6-2, 6-2.

2nd Singles

Manuel Ortiz, Mtn. View, def. Matthew Wilson, Highland, 6-0, 6-0; Josh Chingas, Spanish Fork, def. Stuart Hopkins, Logan, 6-3, 6-0; McKay Luu, Maple Mtn., def. Bobby Crofts, Bonneville, 6-1, 7-5; Dawson Robb-Wilcox, Skyline, def. Mason Brockbank, Timpview, 6-4, 6-2.

3rd Singles

Zach Simpson, Timpview, def. James McKell, Mtn. View, 6-3, 6-2; Nate Leishman, East, def. Alex Hall, Bonneville, 7-5, 6-4; Marcus Corbett, Judge, def. Nate Barrington, Spanish Fork, 7-5, 6-3; Collin Eaton, Maple Mtn., def. Raleigh Sorbonne, Skyline, 6-1, 4-6, 6-1.

1st Doubles

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Jared Dixon & Robby Dixon, Spanish Fork, def. Andrew Hopkins & Matt Lambert, Logan, 7-6, 7-6; Andrew Eyring & Trevor Lloyd, Bountiful, def. Scotty Wynn & Travis Wardrop, Timpview, 7-5, 7-5; Tyler Heaton & Tanner Heaton, Bonneville, def. Brad Lindley & Zac Spencer, Mtn. View, 6-2, 6-4; Jens Nielson & Colin Cole, Woods Cross, def. Andrew Blonquist & Nam Luu, Maple Mtn., 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.

2nd Doubles

Tyler Brown & Ethan Nakaya, Bountiful, def. Scott Roskelley & Matt Christensen, Logan, 6-1, 6-3; Paul Huntsman & David Curtis, Highland, def. Robbi Hall & Greg Lee, Skyline, 6-3, 7-5; Brigham Perry & Eric Whiting, Maple Mtn., def. Jens Nilson & Jack Crandall, Mtn. Crest, 6-4, 6-3; Austin Creer & Taft Holzer, Woods Cross def. Alec Brown & John Caine, Olympus, 6-3, 6-1.

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