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.
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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.
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