AHS tennis players win state berths
The Aspen Times
The Aspen High School girls tennis team will send a large contingent to the state championships as a result of top finishes at the Class 4A Regional Championships in Grand Junction on Friday and Saturday.
The Skiers qualified all three singles players for the state meet next weekend in Pueblo.
And the Skiers advanced two doubles teams to state under first-year head coach Lauren MacKay.
Aspen freshman Mary Williams won the regional title at No. 1 singles to earn her first trip to the Cl;ass 4A State Tennis Championships at Pueblo City Park.
Fellow Aspen freshman Libby Reagan, at No. 2 singles, finished second in the regionals and also earned a trip to state.
Aspen No. 3 singles player Olivia Carr qualified as the third-place finisher in the Grand Junction regional meet.
In doubles, the Aspen No. 2 doubles team of Grace Ferguson and Anna Citron earned a trip to state. They finished second at the regionals.
And at No. 3 doubles, the Aspen duo of Alura Potamkin and Olivia Bond advanced as the second-place finisher in Grand Junction.
The two Aspen doubles teams will take 8-2 records to the state championships at Pueblo City Park.
Teams competing in the regionals at Grand Junction’s Canyonview complex included Delta, Cedaredge, Durango, Glenwood Springs, Paonia, Montezuma-Cortez, Montrose, Roaring Fork, Steamboat Springs and Vail Mountain School.
The 4A state championships will open Thursday morning at Pueblo City Park.
The state championship matches will be Saturday.
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