Skiers swat Roaring Fork
The sisters Leddy – senior Alex and junior Jen – recorded the first two wins in short order against Roaring Fork opponents yesterday at the Maroon Creek Club, then the five other Aspen positions followed suit in a 7-0 sweep.
At No. 1 singles, Alex Leddy beat Autumn Evans (6-0, 6-0), and at No. 2 singles Jen Leddy bettered Sarah Armstrong (6-2, 6-1).
Aspen, the two-time defending regional tournament champs, improved to 6-0 in Class 4A Western Slope League play. Roaring Fork dropped to 2-2.
“I think we have a really strong team,” said Alex Leddy, who looks forward to competing in the 4A state tournament this year. “Hopefully, we’ll continue to do well and win regionals again.”
Alex Leddy counts only one loss in league play this season, against an opponent from Montrose. “For me, the focus is on beating that girl from Montrose,” she said. “Otherwise, just practicing hard and trying to get ready for regionals.”
Also recording victories for Aspen: Teige Muhlfield at No. 3 singles; Caitlin Dunn and Reilly Gallagher at No. 1 doubles; Baylee Zwart and Robin Landis at No. 2 doubles; Maggie Hoffman and Teagan Walter at No. 3 doubles; and Katie Knowlton and Caitlin Carlson at No. 4 doubles.
“I thought they all played really well to get us ready for this weekend,” said Aspen coach Sherril Kerr, referring to Friday’s match against Steamboat and Saturday’s match against Longmont in Steamboat. “Steamboat is going to be a tough opponent – they always are – and Glenwood next Tuesday will be formidable too. They’re the two remaining teams in our league that’ll give us a run for our money.
“It’s typically us, Montrose and Steamboat at regionals,” Kerr continued, “but the last two years Montrose has been more of a foe – but Steamboat’s always right in there.”
Sheldon Wolitski’s paradise of puck went from its rudimentary half-rink oval at Crown Mountain to, very recently, a glorious, official-size rink next to the Rio Grande Trail east of Carbondale. The rink opened in November.