Steamboat boys tennis goes 1-1 at home matches, cross country sees more success
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS— The Steamboat Springs High School boys tennis team hosted matches with Evergreen and Fruita Monument High Schools on Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Tennis Center at Steamboat.
The Sailors handled the Cougars of Evergreen handily on Friday 5-2, starting with a two-set shutout by freshman Andy Schuiling, 6-0, 6-0. Senior Roy Lundeen had his first start at No. 2 singles after defeating senior Ethan Paulus for the spot on Wednesday at practice, 6-3, 6-4.
Lundeen grabbed his first win over Evergreen 6-0, 6-0. Paulus would nearly follow suit, defeating his opponent 6-1, 6-0.
The No. 1 doubles team of junior Gabe Rabanal and senior John Hannaway won their match 6-0, 6-4 and No. 3 doubles team of juniors Kyle Nilsson and Brayden MacDougall also grabbed a win, 6-3, 6-1. Evergreen grabbed victories at No. 2 and No. 4 doubles.
But the competition heated up on Saturday against Fruita Monument, just as Steamboat Springs head coach Bill Conway expected.
In the 5-2 loss to the Wildcats, the Sailors picked up victories at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles. Schuiling handled his opponent 6-0, 6-0, while the duo of seniors Jackson Lynch and Jacob Gillbertson grabbed a victory via tiebreak 1-6, 7-6.
“The team as whole played some of their best tennis,” Conway said. “It was great energy and a lot of fun to watch.”
Steamboat Springs returns to action at the Tennis Center at Steamboat at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22 against Basalt.
Steamboat Springs cross country runners have strong showing at Eagle Valley
Steamboat Springs cross country runner Maggi Congdon shattered the course record at the Eagle Valley Invite to take first place overall with a time of 19 minutes and 2 seconds in a field of 195 runners. Winter Boesce grabbed another spot in the top 10 for the Sailors, taking sixth overall. Isabelle Boniface, Sidney Barbier and Katie Lake also scored points for the Sailors. On the boys’ side, Sumner Cotton, Kieran Hahn, Cooper Jones, Bowden Tumminello and Josh Hamilton were the top-five scoring athletes.
“The Steamboat Springs cross country team dedicated this race to Marc and Gretchen Sehler, who have been so instrumental in building local trails and supporting young athletes in our community,” head coach Lisa Renee Tumminello said. “The athletes wore ribbons on their race jerseys as a tribute to both Marc and Gretchen.”
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