Aspen boys tennis unbeaten in dual matches
The Aspen Times
The Aspen High School boys tennis team is taking a perfect dual match record into a week of experiential education.
The Skiers closed the first portio of their schedule by running their dual match record to 5-0 by winning two matches on the road in Grand Junction.
The Aspen boys played two Class 5A schools in Fruita Monument and Grand Junction.
The Skiers opened with a 4-3 win over Fruita Monument.
Dillon Leasure was the only Aspen singles winner.
The No. 2 doubles team of Dylan Behr and Gordon Carr kept their undefeated season going with a win.
No. 3 doubles du of David Mondry and william Reagan won in straight sets.
And Aspen’s No. 4 doubles team of Gage Carr and Victory Dunn pulled out a dramatic win with a 10-8 third-set tiebreaker to win the overall match for the Skiers.
In another match later that same day, Aspen defeated Grand Junction 5-2, winning three third-set tiebreakers.
At No. 2 singles Henry Godfrey won in a third-set tiebreaker.
Also the No. 2 doubles team of Andy Vernier and Alexander Reagan and No. 4 doubles team of Gage Carr and Victor Dunn again prevailed in a third-set tiebreaker.
The Skiers will take a week off before resuming against Steamboat Springs, Vail and a final home match Saturday, Sept. 27, against Alexander Dawson.
Then, the Skiers will head to regionals.
Aspen High School boys tennnis is coached by Gary Quandt, director of tennis at the Aspen Golf and Tennis Club.
Aspen def. Fruita Monument 4-3
#1 Singles: Dillon Leasure (A) def. Matt Harris (F) 6-4, 6-0
#2 Singles: Randy Hurshman (F) def. Henry Godfrey (A) 2-6, 6-4, 10-5
#3 Singles: Scott Nolan (F) def. Keegan Mehall (A) 6-3, 7-6
#1 Doubles: Dylan Behr/Gordon Carr (A) def. Sam Giraf/Gabriel Treider (F) 7-6, 6-3
#2 Doubles: James Stagg/Cotton Reimer (F) def. Alexander Reagan/Andy Vernier (A) 6-3, 6-0
#3 Doubles: David Mondry/William Reagan (A) def. Benjamin Bishop/Blaine McCormick (F) 6-2, 6-4
# 4 Doubles: Gage Carr/Victor Dunn (A) def. Davis Deuson/Jackson Cesark (F) 6-4, 2-6, 10-8
Aspen def. grand junction 5-2
#1 Singles: Dillon Leasure (A) def. Sam Welling (GJ) 6-1, 6-1
#2 Singles: Henry Godfrey (A) def. Brian List (GJ) 3-6, 6-2, 10-5
#3 Singles: Matt Ness (GJ) def. Keegan Mehall (A) 6-3, 6-0
#1 Doubles: Dylan Behr/Gordon Carr (A) def. Ben Arja/Ty Gardner (GJ) 6-3, 6-0
#2 Doubles: Alexander Reagan/Andy Vernier (A) def. Ian Hegstorm/Sam Shaver 6-4, 4-6, 10-5
#3 Doubles: Ryan Bowen/Matt Miller (GJ) def. David Mondry/William Reagan (A) 7-5, 7-5
# 4 Doubles: Gage Carr/Victor Dunn (A) def. Tommy Mahre/Adam Dow (GJ) 6-4, 4-6, 10-6
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Peter Arnold’s playing career ended after high school, but his time on the ice continues a few decades later. A longtime USA Hockey official and new Aspen resident, Arnold is searching for the next generation of hockey referees among the youth ranks here in the Roaring Fork Valley.