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Whitney Turley of Davis is Preps Utah player of the week

She’s been dominating the state’s tennis courts for years and while it wasn’t as dominant a win as those she earns on the court, Davis High senior Whitney Turley was the leading vote-getter during Week 5 of the Preps Utah player of the week program for the 2016-17 school sports year. Turley held off  four other tennis stars for the honor for the week of Oct. 10.

Whitney Turley of Davis won her fourth straight state tennis title. (Photo by Kurt Johnson)

Whitney Turley of Davis won her fourth straight state tennis title. (Photo by Kurt Johnson)

With just a few less than 500 votes recorded, Turley won the week with 30 percent of the vote, while Naya Tillett of Ridgeline was just a few votes behind with 25 percent. Alta’s Emilee Astle took 20 percent, and Emma Jewell of Olympus and Gabby Rockwood from Park City  split the remaining votes.

Turley captured her fourth consecutive Class 5A state tennis championship with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Lone Peak’s Daniela Aaron. The Dart senior lost just three games through four matches on her way to another individual state title and in the process, she led her team to the 5A team title.

Each week, we select five new candidates for consideration by the followers of prep sports in the state of Utah as the Preps Utah athlete of the week. Readers vote online on our website at and the winner is announced on Monday, when five new nominees are announced.

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Football is in the spotlight for Week 6 of the player of the week poll and our five candidates are Nick Beasley (South Summit), Josh Davis (Alta), Isaac Hamilton (Summit Academy), Ty Jones (Provo) and Jaylen Warren (East).

Vote now by scrolling down the center column of the Preps Utah website to the poll at Voting ends at noon Monday, Oct. 24.

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