Aspen boys tennis beats Steamboat Springs, Vail Mountain in Tuesday triangular
The Aspen High School boys tennis team went 2-0 on Tuesday in a key triangular hosted by Steamboat Springs High School. The Skiers beat the host Sailors 5-2, then beat Vail Mountain 7-0 in their final match. Steamboat beat Vail Mountain 5-2 in the other match.
Dillon Leasure and Alex Ilic both went 2-0 at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively. Gabriel Suarez and George Ghali took turns earning victories at No. 3 singles. Aspen’s only losses against SSHS came at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles.
The wins give Aspen a perfect 6-0 record in dual matches this season. The Skiers next play at Grand Junction on Thursday.
#1 Singles: Dillon Leasure (A) def. Ethan Paulus (S) 6-1, 6-1
#2 Singles: Alex Ilic (A) def. Wyatt Stempel (S) 6-4, 7-6
#3 Singles: Gabriel Suarez (A) def. Roy Lundeen (S) 6-1, 6-2
#1 Doubles: John Hannaway/Luke Borgerding (S) def. Jonah Kelley/Liam Farrey (A) 6-3, 6-0
#2 Doubles: Christian Kelly/George Ghali (A) def. Gabe Rabanal/Kylie Nilsson (S) 6-1, 6-1
#3 Doubles: Will Coon/Bridger Boyd (S) def. Liam Sunkel/Dylan DeGraff (A) 6-4, 3-6, 10-3
#4 Doubles: Lukee Tralins/Bryce Cordts-Pearce (A) def. Braydon MacDougal/Barrett Taylor (S) 7-5, 6-0
#1 Singles: Dillon Leasure (A) def. Ryan Dawsey (V) 6-1, 6-0
#2 Singles: Alex Ilic (A) def. Trey Rindone (V) 6-0, 6-0
#3 Singles: George Ghali (A) def. Ripley Stenfil (V) 6-2, 6-0
#1 Doubles: Jonah Kelley/Gabriel Suarez (A) def. Tommy O’Neill/Liam Bruno (V) 6-1, 6-0
#2 Doubles: Christian Kelly/Liam Sunkel (A) def. Marc Phillipan/trace landreth (V) 6-2, 0-6, 10-6
#3 Doubles: Luke Tralins/Bryce Cordts-Pearce (A) def. Nate Anderson/Langley Cerovich (V) 6-4, 7-5
#4 Doubles: Dylan DeGraff/Matthew Rigney (A) def. Cole Davis/Bora Bayiloiz (V) 6-2, 6-3
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