Steamboat tennis wraps up road trip
Sailors boys tennis wins 2, loses 1 during weekend
The Steamboat Springs High School boys tennis team went 2-1 on a weekend road trip on the Front Range.
Steamboat beat Niwot, 4-3, on Friday and Greeley West, 6-1, on Saturday.
The team also lost, 5-2, to Fossil Ridge on Saturday.
“This was a great road trip for us,” Steamboat coach John Aragon said. “We kept improving. Hopefully, we can keep it going into the regional and state tournament. We were real pleased with their effort.”
On Friday, Steamboat played one of its best matches of the year.
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The Sailors got wins from No. 1 singles player Keegan Burger and No. 3 singles player Jack Burger.
The No. 2 doubles team of Gabri Erspamer and Colin Green and the No. 3 doubles team of Erik Owen and Stefan Sortland each picked up victories.
But the Sailors were competitive in every other match, showing vast improvement.
“It was by far our best win of the year,” Aragon said.
On Saturday, the action was delayed by rain before playing Fossil Ridge in the opening match.
The Sailors got wins from Keegan and Jack Burger before falling in the other five positions.
In the afternoon, Steamboat had little trouble with Greeley West.
The Burgers each won, as did No. 3 singles player Mirko Erspamer.
The No. 2 doubles team, the No. 3 doubles team and No. 4 doubles team of Tsypin and Corbin Diehl all won.
“Looking at where we were at the beginning to where we’re at now is refreshing,” Aragon said. “It’s good to see how well these kids are improving against good competition.”
Steamboat next plays at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Mullen.
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