Preps May 11: Aspen tennis finishes eighth at state, baseball wins again
Aspen girls tennis finishes eighth at state tournament
The Aspen High School girls tennis team finished eighth at the Class 3A state tournament, which concluded Saturday in Greeley.
AHS senior Mary Williams had the best run of her high school career by making the semifinals at No. 1 singles before falling to Steamboat Springs junior Mae Thorp in a wild, three-hour long 8-7, 5-7, 1-6 match.
Thorp lost to Peak to Peak’s Trisha Somasundaram in the finals, 6-4, 6-3. It was Somasundaram’s second straight state title, while it was the third straight year Thorp finished as state runner up at No. 1 singles.
Also making the semifinals for Aspen was the No. 3 doubles team of Quinn Ramberg and Virginia Tassi, who lost 6-3, 7-5 to Steamboat Springs.
Peak to Peak won the 3A state championship with 62 points, followed by runner-up D’Evelyn with 52 points. Steamboat, Aspen’s main regional rival, finished sixth with 33 points. AHS had 15 points for eighth.
Aspen baseball gets second win, BASALT splits with Roaring Fork on Saturday
The Aspen High School baseball team got its second win of the season on Saturday, an 8-4 victory over host Olathe. Jon Haisfield pitched into the sixth inning for the Skiers and was 2-for-3 at the plate with a home run.
The Skiers are 2-18 overall and will close out the regular season on Tuesday with a pair of games at Middle Park, which had been postponed from last week because of weather.
The Basalt High School baseball team closed out its regular season on Saturday by splitting with Roaring Fork in Carbondale. Basalt (6-13) beat the Rams 7-3 and then lost 11-4.
Regional brackets come out later this week.
The long drives to Denver to play competitive club softball and fine-tune her skills during the offseason are paying off for Glenwood Springs High School senior Kiera Larson.