Tennis: Aspen wins 4-3 over Alexander Dawson on senior day
Aspen vs. Alexander Dawson results
#1 Singles: Matthew Lambert (A) def. Connor Larsen (D) 6-2, 6-1
#2 Singles: Dillon Leasure (A) def. Riley Burridle (S) 6-3, 6-0
#3 Singles: Alex Ilic (A) def. Carter Holbrook (D) 6-2, 6-2
#1 Doubles: Keegan Mehall/Gabe Suarez (A) def. Gavyn Pure/Finn Jones (D) 6-3, 6-4
#2 Doubles: Cade McClellan/Pine Gerbaty (D) def. Aspen 6-2, 6-3
#3 Doubles: Ben Howsen/Sam Troughton (D) def. Chris Gregory/George Ghali (A) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
#4 Doubles: Ryan Otto/Ryan Oliver (D) def. Dylan DeGraff/Nathan Bush (A) 6-1, 7-6
The Aspen High School boys tennis team closed out its regular season Saturday with a 4-3 match win over visiting Alexander Dawson at the Aspen Golf and Tennis Club. The Skiers honored its four seniors — Matthew Lambert, Keegan Mehall, Chris Gregory and J.J. Campbell — prior to the match.
Aspen swept through singles play and went 1-3 in doubles matches. Lambert won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Dillon Leasure 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2 singles, and Alex Ilic 6-2, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.
The lone Aspen win at doubles came at No. 1, Mehall and Gabe Suarez winning 6-3, 6-4 over Alexander Dawson’s Gavyn Pure and Finn Jones. The No. 3 doubles team of Gregory and George Ghali lost in three sets, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.
The results improve Aspen’s dual match record to 10-1 this fall.
Next, the Skiers will head to their Class 4A, Region 8 tournament, played Friday and Saturday in Grand Junction. After three straight regional crowns, Aspen fell short to Steamboat Springs last year and will look to regain the throne. Aspen beat Steamboat both times they played this season.
Also competing in the regional with Aspen and Steamboat are Durango, Montrose and Vail Mountain. The two top players per flight will advance to the state tournament.
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The dual-sport student-athlete was named to the Class 3A Western Slope League all-conference first team for softball as one of two Carbondale players on the Basalt High School softball team team last fall.