A team format for state tennis would be an improvement

Summit #1 doubles Logan Hausler and Daniel Pino.

When Bend High knocked off Summit 5-3 in the Class 5A girls tennis dual match championships this past weekend in Bend, it proved that the two best “teams” are here in Bend. But that’s no guarantee that either of them will be winning a state title this year.

With the current format for Oregon high school tennis, the entire season is played as a team sport (with your whole team competing) up until the State tournament, where often top placing teams have just a few players in the tournament.

Some examples from the past:
Year, Team, State Placing, Number of entrants at State.
2014 – 6A Lincoln Boys, 4th – 1
2014 – 4A Klamath Union Girls, 2nd – 2
2013 – 5A Marist Boys, 1st – 3
2012 – 5A Mountain View Boys, 3rd – 2
2012 – 5A Hood River Valley Boys, 4th – 1