Juniors showcase tennis at annual Elks tourney
Junior tennnis players swarmed the courts at the Aspen Tennis Club this weekend for the 12th annual Elks Junior Tennis Tournament.
The event, supported by Aspen Elks Lodge No. 224, was held at the Aspen Golf and Tennis Club.
“There were more than 50 entrants in junior categories from 18-and-under to 10-and-under tennis,” said Gary Quandt, director of tennis at the Aspen Golf and Tennis Club. “The Elks put out over 150 meals for the players and their families, and and we really appreciate their involvement.”
He said local players as well as players from around Colorado and other states elevated the level of competition.
Local high school player Dylan Behr faced Dillon Leasure, of Carbondale, in the boys 16 and 18 finals.
They played a best-of-five championship final with Leasure winning 6-1, 6-0, 7-6.
Here are the other championship results from the weekend of junior tennis:
Boy’s 14 singles: Christopher McKenzie (Austin, Texas) def. Alexander Ilic (Aspen) 7-6, 6-4
Boy’s 12 singles: Christian Kelly (Aspen) def. Andrew Wiley (Carbondale) 7-5, 6-0
Boy’s 12 doubles: Christian and Chase Kelly (Aspen) def. Caden Dundon and Jack Loftus (Dallas) 8-4
Boy’s 10 singles: Caleb Zimmerman (Purchase, N.Y.) def. Chase Kelly (Aspen) 6-1, 4-6, 10-6
Girl’s 18 singles: Jamey Spahn (Crested Butte) def. Cassi Ahrens (Loma) 6-0, 6-2
Girl’s 16 singles: Alexis Hamden (Clarendon Hills, Ill.) def. Rilee Kaliher (Littleton) 6-0, 6-0
Girl’s 12 singles: Julianna Campos (Grand Junction) def. Helena Zimmerman (Purchase, N.Y.) 6-1, 6-0
Girl’s 10 singles: Mari Elliott (Basalt) def. Zoe Crimmel (Aspen) 7-6, 6-7, 10-6.
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There hasn’t been a girls golf season since 2019, as the 2020 spring seasons were canceled for all sports because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Skiers will compete Friday and then again Monday to get the 2021 spring season going.