American Fork’s boys tennis team is closing in on a breakthrough performance.

The Cavemen have never won a state title dating back to the first event back in 1963, but the program is in great shape after a terrific opening day of the 6A state tournament at Liberty Park on Thursday.

American Fork advanced all five of its positions into the semifinals and leads the tournament with 10 points.

Region foe and defending state champion Lone Peak sits in second with eight team points, followed by Corner Canyon with seven points.

The UHSAA used RPI rankings to seed the state tournament this year for each position, and American Fork qualified as the No. 1 seed in four of five spots.

The only team that didn’t earn the top seed ahead of the state tournament was American Fork’s first doubles team of Derek Larson and Luke Rich, which qualified sixth. Seeding didn’t matter on Thursday as it won its Round of 16 and Quarterfinal match in straight sets to advance to the semifinals.

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

      

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