Aspen tennis team starts new season with twin wins

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO, Colorado

ASPEN – Service anyone?

The Aspen High School girls tennis team started the spring season with a service flurry and two back-to-back victories.

The Skiers, coached by Scott Dorais, defeated Roaring Fork 7-0 earlier this month. They beat Glenwood Springs 6-1 on Thursday night in a home match at the Maroon Creek Club in Aspen.

“Our doubles have changed. And they will change,” Dorais said. “We’ve got realistically 10 or 11 girls who will be playing for those eight positions (in doubles).”

He said the Aspen singles have lined up after recent challenge matches.

Caroline Godfrey, a sophomore is Aspen’s No. 1 singles player.

Haley Hopkinson, a junior, will play at No. 2 singles. She played No. 1 last year.

“Haley’s got a great opportunity with all that experience she got at No. 1 last year,” Dorais said. “There’s a lot of upside there for her.”

Caroline DeRosa is back at No. 3 singles again this season. She’s a sophomore.

The most recent doubles teams for the Skiers featured Slynn Holman and Sadie Alpern at No. 1 doubles.

Jenn Coombe and Emily Puder teamed up at No. 2 doubles.

Caroline Boyd and Cheyenne Gorvitz played No. 3 doubles.

Elizabeth DeWetter and Hannah Kaufman formed the No. 4 doubles team.

Dorais said the Skiers are off to a great start in the short spring season.

Aspen will head into spring break next week.

The Skiers’ next tennis match will be April 3 when Aspen starts a run of four consecutive matches on four consecutive days.