There's some bad news for Region 6 tennis players.

McKenzie Davis is not just good ... the Cottonwood High star is really good.

And she's just a freshman. That means she'll be battling it out for region titles for three more years.

"She's just getting started," Cottonwood coach Sarah Hunt said after watching Davis cruise to the Region 6 championship with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Murray's Amanda Jensen in first singles. "She'll be around for a while."

With Davis leading the way, the Colts swept the singles championships and held off a strong East squad by a single point to win the team title.

Cottonwood scored 28 points while the Leopards had 27. Murray, with Jensen leading the charge for the Spartans finished third with 18 points.

The Leopards got a win in first doubles and a runner-up finish in second doubles to close the gap on the Colts but it wasn't enough.

Davis, who said she has been playing tennis since she was two years old, said she entered the championship match on a roll, especially after having beaten Jensen in a regular season match earlier in the year.

"I was pretty confident," she said. "I know she's a really good player and has had a lot of experience in tournaments like this. I've got a lot of respect for her. But I just had to stay mentally tough and not get down on myself when I made a mistake."

Those mistakes were few and far between.

Though Jensen was a repeat visitor to the region title match in first singles, Davis proved to be a little too strong in her first such competition. After taking the first set 6-1, Davis continued to fire winner after winner at Jensen. And when there was a long rally, it seemed as though the bounces went in Davis' favor more often than not.

"She's got a bright future," Murray coach Crystal Spackman said. "I know she's going to win a lot more matches."

Cottonwood's Vanessa Williamson won second singles over Easts Eliza Rasmussen and Erica Meyer claimed the third singles trophy for the Colts.

East's Rachel Barker and Sarah Black won the first doubles title.


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