Aspen Skiers to host tennis, soccer matches
The Aspen Times
The Aspen High School boys tennis team will take the courts today for a homecoming dual match against visiting Vail Mountain School.
Matches will begin at 3 p.m. today on the city courts at the Aspen Golf and Tennis Club, adjacent to Highway 82.
The Skiers, coached by Gary Quandt, are coming off a busy stretch in their schedule. They hosted Class 5A power Grand Junction on Tuesday after winning two duals on the road at Grand Junction last weekend.
The Skiers beat Grand Junction Central, 6-1, with the only loss at No. 1 singles.
Aspen also swept Montezuma-Cortez, 7-0, for a conference dual victory.
No. 1 singles player Dylan Behr went 1-1 on the weekend.
The remaining spots were undefeated: No. 2 singles Brad Broeking, No. 3 singles Henry Godfrey, No. 1 doubles Gordon Carr and Matthew Lambert, No. 2 doubles Alex Reagan and Grant Goodman, No. 3 doubles Keegan Mehall and Andy Vernier and No. 4 doubles David Mondry, Justin Dahlberg and Will Reagan.
On Tuesday, the Skiers tested the No. 6-ranked team in Class 5A with a 6-1 loss to Grand Junction.
Behr played No. 1 singles and dropped a 6-1, 6-0 decision to one of the top players in the state.
Broeking, at No. 2 singles, started slowly with a 6-2 opening-set loss.
But he pushed his opponent to a tiebreaker in the second set, falling 11-9.
Godfrey played No. 3 singles and lost a tough, three-setter, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
Aspen’s No. 1 doubles team of Carr and Rocky Tschappat dropped a 6-1, 6-0 match.
The No. 2 team of Victor Robinson and Matt Lambert lost 6-3, 6-4.
The No. 4 team of Keegan Mehall and Andy Vernier played a close 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 match.
Aspen’s sole victory came at No. 3 doubles. Grant Goodman and Alex Reagan won in straight sets — 6-1, 6-3.
The public is invited to today’s homecoming match against the Gore Rangers at the city tennis courts.
In other homecoming contests today, the Aspen boys soccer team will host league-leader Coal Ridge at 4 p.m. at the AHS field.
The Aspen High School football team (4-1) will play its annual homecoming game at 7 p.m. Friday against visiting Olathe. The Skiers are ranked No. 10 in the latest chsaanow.com poll.
On Saturday, the AHS volleyball team (5-5) will host Grand Valley in a homecoming match. The varsity match will start about 4 p.m.
The Basalt Longhorns also face a busy schedule today and this weekend.
The Basalt boys soccer team, coming off a 3-0 victory over Vail Mountain on Tuesday, will travel to rival Roaring Fork for a 4 p.m. match today.
The Basalt boys are 6-2-0 overall, ranked just outside the top 10 in Class 3A by chsaanow.com.
Also today, the Basalt girls softball team will play at Grand Valley at 4 p.m. The Basalt girls (9-3) are ranked No. 10 in the Class 3A softball poll by chsaanow.com.
On Friday night, the Basalt High School football team will host Gunnison at 7 p.m. in a Western League game.
Also Friday, the Basalt volleyball team (1-10) will host Gunnison before the football game. Varsity match time will be approximately 5 p.m.
On Saturday, Basalt’s volleyball team will play at Olathe.
On Aug. 6, past and present members of the Vail Rugby Club gathered on the iconic Ford Field pitch to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a match against the Gentlemen of Aspen.
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