Steamboat tennis’ No. 1 doubles takes fourth at state

Steamboat tennis senior JP Carter and sophomore Wiley Cotter celebrate a point during a doubles match against Aspen on Sept. 27, 2022. The duo have dominated all season long and took home an impressive fourth place at the state tournament following a loss to Mullen on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022.
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Earning a big win against Coronado in the playback bracket of the state tournament, Steamboat’s No. 1 doubles tennis team of senior JP Carter and sophomore Wiley Cotter advanced to the third-place match against Mullen on Saturday, Oct. 15. 

Taking the first set 6-2, the Sailors were one set away from bringing bronze back home to Steamboat. 

However, Mullen was able to take both the second and third sets 3-6 each to defeat the Sailors. 

Carter and Cotter were a dominant force for Steamboat this season, ending the year with 13 wins and earning fourth place in the state as a duo.

The Sailors two wins in the early rounds propelled them to the semi-final on Friday, Oct. 14, but they fell to Kent Denver in three sets, sending Carter and Cotter to the playback bracket.

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