Aspen boys tennis team tests field in Grand Jct. |

Aspen boys tennis team tests field in Grand Jct.

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times
Aspen's Keegan Mehall hits a forehand while doubles partner Andy Vernier waits to cut off the return during play at the Western Slope Open in Grand Junction last weekend.
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The Aspen High School boys tennis team collected a bevy of honors last weekend at the annual Western Slope Invitational tennis tournament.

Sixteen teams from around the state competed in the two-day event.

The Skiers, competing against 5A and 4A teams, finished seventh out of the field of 16.

Each of the singles players and doubles players had a number of weekend tournament matches.

Aspen No. 1 singles player Dylan Behr won against Littleton and lost to Fruita Monument, Steamboat Springs, Columbine and Denver East.

No. 2 singles player Brad Broeking won against Ralston Valley and Grand Junction Central and lost to Denver East and Durango.

At No. 3 singles, Aspen’s Henry Godfrey scored wins over Chatfield, Durango and Heritage and lost to Mountain Vista.

At No. 1 doubles, Rocky Tschappat and Gordon Carr defeated Heritage and Central and lost to Denver East and Air Academy.

The No. 2 doubles team of Grant Goodman and Matt Lambert defeated Ralston Valley, Durango and Dakota Ridge and lost to Denver East and Heritage.

At No. 3, Victor Robinson and Alex Reagan beat Steamboat Springs and Columbine but lost to Air Academy and Chatfield.

And at No. 4 doubles, Aspen’s Keegan Mehall and Andy Vernier defeated Chatfield and Steamboat Springs and lost to Mountain Vista and Heritage.

The Aspen High School boys JV team will play a pair of JV matches in Grand Junction on Thursday.

The Aspen varisty will be back in action Saturday with home matches at 10 a.m. against Steamboat Springhs and 4 p.m. against Vail Mountain.

Aspen’s home matches will be played at the Aspen Golf and Tennis Club off of Highway 82.

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