COLORADO SPRINGS — Anna Jordaan had one goal entering the Class 3A girls state tennis tournament.

Reclaim her No. 1 singles title. Mission accomplished.

The Colorado Academy senior defeated D’Evelyn’s Evelyn Oltmans 6-0, 6-1 at Memorial Park to earn her second state championship.

After capturing the title in 2021, Jordaan missed much of last year with a broken foot and played just one match in 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic shuttered the season.

“This season has definitely been the most important to me because it’s my senior season,” Jordaan said. “Being a captain on the team and being surrounded by so many of my friends, this is one of the best wins in my [preps] career because this means so much more than just tennis.”

Following Friday’s semifinals victory, Jordaan hoped to face Oltmans in the finals.

The two battled in the first and last matches of the regular season and Jordaan won both meetings.

In Oltmans semifinals matchup, she slayed a previous foe in Northfield’s Scarlett Lutz, who bested Oltmans three consecutive times.

Oltmans hoped to have similar luck against Jordaan, but the Mustangs senior’s experience prepped her for the final tilt of her preps career.

“This was the third time that I played her so I felt like I knew her game pretty well,” Jordaan said. “I knew we were going to have a good match because we always have in the past. I went out and put everything I had on the court.”

As Jordaan knew Oltmans’ game, the D’Evelyn junior also gathered intel from their previous meetings.

This meant both players’ adjustments required additional tweaking while on the court.

The match became more cerebral than physical and that’s where Jordaan’s experience paid dividends.

“I could tell Evelyn was problem solving and so I tried to change up my type of play,” Jordaan said. “[I did that with] serve placement and spins and direction patterns. So I was trying to play as smart as I was playing hard.”

Jordaan’s methodical adaptations kept Oltmans at bay and held the Jagaurs’ junior to just one game point.

“Evelyn is a smart player and picked up on my patterns pretty quickly,” Jordaan said. “I tried to problem solve as fast as I could and changed up as much as I could to stay ahead of her.”

(Marcus Hill)


No. 2 singles

Peak to Peak sophomore Sydney Lewis culminated her undefeated season with a state championship.

Lewis defeated Colorado Academy’s Katherine Pulido 3-6, 7-6, 6-0 to earn the title.

Lewis finished the year 16-0.

No. 3 singles

D’Evelyn’s Maisy Schoeman fought back from near defeat to beat Vail Christian sophomore Jessie Allen.

Schoeman won 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 to capture the state championship.

No. 1 doubles

After enduring a three-set marathon on Friday, Peak to Peak’s Ranye Ezenekwe and Sydney Parkinson completed another lengthy match to earn the title.

Ezenekwe and Parkinson defeated Steamboat Springs’ Kelsey Norland and Evan Quinn 6-4, 4-6, 6-1.

No. 2 doubles

Vail Christian’s Aria Webster and Kamryn Mitchell earned a 6-2, 6-2 win against D’Evelyn’s Sabre Schulte and Sky Young.

Webster and Mitchell won both of their three-set matches at state.

No. 3 doubles

Peak to Peak’s Josie Adams and Rory West needed three sets and a comeback to claim their title.

Adams and West dispatched of Sofie Brunner and Jenna Elalayli 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the finals.

Adams and West won three of their four matches in three sets.

No. 4 doubles

Vail Christian’s Heidi Iverson and Sofia Elalayli bested Holy Family’s Katelyn Morris and Alesandra Wise 7-5, 6-1 in the finals.

The freshman duo finished the year undefeated at 17-0.

Class 3A girls tennis individual champions

No. 1 singles: Anna Jordaan (Colorado Academy)

No. 2 singles: Sydney Lewis (Peak to Peak)

No. 3 singles: Maisy Schoeman (D’Evelyn)

No. 1 doubles: Ranye Ezenekwe/Sydney Parkinson (Peak to Peak)

No. 2 doubles: Aria Webster/Kamryn Mitchell (Vail Christian)

No. 3 doubles: Josie Adams/Rory West (Peak to Peak)

No. 4 doubles: Heidi Iverson/Sofia Elalayli (Vail Christian)