Traveling Steamboat tennis players show well |

Traveling Steamboat tennis players show well

— It was a busy weekend for local tennis players, and not just with the in-town city tournament. Fourteen young players from Steamboat Springs traveled during the weekend to tournaments across the country, and they brought back a heap of strong results.

Eleven players traveled to the Major Mortgage Autumn Junior Classic Championships in Grand Junction. Noelle Cerone helped lead the way, winning a pair of championships. She won the girls 12s singles division, then teamed with Steamboat resident Annika Fahrner to win the doubles division, as well. Shae Burger and Mae Throp placed second in that same doubles division. Fahrner, meanwhile, made the finals of the 14s bracket in singles and Thorp won the consolation bracket of girls 12s singles.

Max Lynch won the consolation bracket in the boys 14s singles division and played with Bryan Gilbertson to win the consolation bracket in doubles, as well. Andy Schuiling won the consolation side in the boys 12s and, with Wyatt Stempel, made the finals in doubles.

Troy DeJong was a finalist in the boys 16s singles, then again in doubles with Charlie Smith. Smith, meanwhile, made the finals of the boys 14s. Jack Thompson then was a finalist in the boys 12s consolation bracket and a semifinalist in boys 14s.

Tatum Burger and Teague Burger also played this weekend, traveling to Las Vegas for the ITA Great Pumpkin Sectional Championships. Teague Burger made the round of 16 in a 64-player bracket in boys 12s while Tatum Burger has qualified for the semifinals in doubles in the girls 14s division. They’ll both resume play Monday.

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