Aspen High boys tennis beats Grand Junction
The Aspen Times
The Aspen High School boys tennis team opened the new season with a first.
The Skiers beat tennis powerhouse Grand Junction for the first time ever, sweeping the four doubles matches in a 4-3 Aspen victory at the annual Fruita Monument Tournament.
Head coach Gary Quandt said the Skiers won two of the four doubles matches in third-set tiebreakers.
“We lost the singles matches, but the matches were very close,” he said, “losing one in a third-set tiebreaker.”
The Skiers swept Grand Junction Central 7-0 in the second team tournament match of the day. The Skiers lost only one set in the sweep over Central.
A second day of tennis competition in Grand Junction was rained out over the weekend.
The Aspen High School boys tennis team will host Grand Junction Central on Tuesday afternoon at the Aspen Golf and Tennnis Club.
The Skiers will travel to Denver for the Smoky Hill Tournament next Friday and Saturday.
Here at the Aspen results from the Fruita Monument tourney:
Aspen 4, Grand Junction 3
No. 1 Singles: Aaron Gossage (GJ) def. Dillon Leasure (A) 6-3, 6-3
No. 2 Singles: Brian List (GJ) def. Henry Godfrey (A) 6-3, 6-7, 10-7
No. 3 Singles: Matt Ness (GJ) def. Keegan Mehall (A) 6-3, 7-5
No. 1 Doubles: Dylan Behr/Gordon Carr (A) def. Ben Arija/Ty Gardiner (GJ) 6-2, 7-5
No. 2 Doubles: Alex Reagan/Andy Vernier (A) def. Ian Hegston/Sam Shaver (GJ) 6-1, 5-7, 10-8
No. 3 Doubles: Will Reagan/David Mondry (A) def. Ryan Larsen/Matt Millen (GJ) 6-7, 6-1, 10-6
No. 4 Doubles: Cooper Helm/Gage Carr (A) def. Tommy Maher/Adrian Dorr (GJ) 6-3, 6-4
Aspen 7, Grand Junction Central 0
No. 1 Singles: Dillon Leasure (A) def. Carmen Thoimas (C) 6-0, 6-0
No. 2 Singles: Dylan Behr (A) def. Brigham Beckstadt (C) 6-3, 6-7, 10-5
No. 3 Singles: Gordon Carr (A) def. Bryce Atchinson (C) 6-2, 6-4
No. 1 Doubles: Henry Godfrey/Alex Reagan (A) def. Brent Bollinger/Ryan Larson (C) 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 Doubles: Keegan Mehall/William Reagan (A) def. Marcos Johnson/Koby Steves (C) 6-0, 6-0
No. 3 Doubles: Andy Vernier/David Mondry (A) def. Tyler Kratzer/ Will Ness (C) 6-2, 6-3
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