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
Fully aware he was in the midst of the mountain bike race of his life, Aspen’s John Gaston said he “tried to not think too far ahead” to prevent the magnitude of the moment from getting to him. He eventually finished runner-up in the iconic race.
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