Tennis: Aspen loses match at Grand Junction |

Tennis: Aspen loses match at Grand Junction

Coming off big wins against Steamboat Springs and Vail Mountain on Tuesday, the Aspen High School boys tennis team lost, 5-2 at Grand Junction on Thursday. It was Aspen’s first match loss of the season.

“The guys were still riding high after a good win against Steamboat and couldn’t pull their games together,” Aspen coach Gary Quandt wrote in an email. “They had already beaten Grand Junction twice this season and were not ready to play.”

Still missing No. 1 singles player Matt Lambert, who sat out Tuesday’s match due to illness, Aspen’s Dillon Leasure moved into the top spot and beat Cameron Weekly, 6-7, 6-3, 10-6. Alex Ilic, normally the No. 3 singles player, moved up to No. 2 singles and beat Cal Hegstrom, 6-2, 7-5. Those proved to be the only wins of the match for Aspen, which went 0-4 in doubles.

The Skiers will next play Tuesday in Vail, a rematch of the triangular with Vail Mountain and Steamboat Springs from this week.

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