Aspen boys tennis 4thin tourney
The Aspen High School boys tennis team finished fourth at the Fountain Valley tournament in Colorado Springs last weekend.Aspen’s No. 3 and 4 doubles pairs – Max Redmond and Tim Cashel, and Remy Pearlstone and A.J. Smollen, respectively – wrapped up second place at their positions.”And that’s against a lot of 5A schools,” said Aspen coach Sherril Kerr.Lewis-Palmer won the eight-team tourney, followed by Rampart, Pine Creek and Aspen.”I have a young team so it’s interesting to watch them,” said Kerr. “And they played some pretty good tennis.”Aspen’s No. 3 singles player Logan Taylor finished fourth individually. Andy MacCracken and Aaron Cummins at No. 1 doubles and Jason Wilson and Chris Taylor at No. 2 doubles also took fourth.Sean Chatellard at No. 1 singles and Glen Engelman at No. 2 singles won their first matches in the main draw, but then lost.”We’re in the middle of the pack against some top teams, and I’m pleased with that,” said Kerr.Earlier, Aspen beat Cortez in a dual meet 4-3, then lost badly against Class 5A Durango.”It’s a modest beginning but we’re pretty solid,” said Kerr. “I have three young men from Glenwood because we’re the only boys team in the valley, and they’re helping us out. It’s a nice little team, a fun group of kids.”Following a layoff for the school’s Experiential Education program, Aspen travels to face Hotchkiss Sept. 14.
Let’s make some skiing predictions. I made my X Games snowboarding predictions a day earlier and remain only mildly lukewarm in terms of confidence, but maybe I’ll feel better about the skiers.