Tennis team swept against Fossil Ridge
April 9, 2016
It was a lopsided final score Saturday for the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team, but coach John Aragon said he was proud of how his team hung with a strong Class 5A squad.
Steamboat was swept, losing 7-0 against Fossil Ridge.
"It was a tough day, but it was a great day," Aragon said. "We hit the ball well, the best I've seen my team stroke the ball. I was really pleased with their effort. We didn't have one girl give up or think she couldn't do it. They fought hard, and that's all you can ask for."
In the ranks of singles players, Steamboat's No. 3 singles standout Lily Fox played one of the best matches. She ended up losing 7-5, 1-6, 6-1, but only after nearly taking the first set and rallying to take the second.
"She really had a chance to beat that girl," Aragon said.
Sabina Berend, filling in at No. 1 singles, lost 6-3, 6-1. Maddie Thompson, at No. 2 singles, lost 6-2, 6-2.
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In doubles, Mariah Walker and Hadley McGee lost 6-1, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles; Surina Techarukpong and Anna Allsberry 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2 doubles; Jordyn Hetrick and Natalie Simon 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 doubles and Amanda Walker and Fena Metzler 6-1, 6-1 at No. 4 doubles.
"It was a good learning experience," Aragon said. "At this point, they're better than us. It was good to see that, because that's what we'll be seeing at the state tournament. We still have time to work on some things, and hopefully, in three more weeks, we'll have improved."
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