Steamboat tennis finishes third in tournament, defeats Thompson Valley |

Steamboat tennis finishes third in tournament, defeats Thompson Valley

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs High School tennis team took third place at the Fightin’ Reds Tennis Tournament in Greeley on Friday, April 12, then went on to defeat Thompson Valley on Saturday, April 13.

The doubles team of senior Maddie Heydon and junior Soria Rabanal highlighted the tournament as the highest Steamboat finishers. Heydon and Rabanal took first overall at No. 3 singles after an undefeated showing. Junior Mae Thorp finished second at No. 1 singles with a 2-1 record and so did the No. 4 doubles team of Kara Stanhope and Katelyn Kline.

Third place finishers included senior Lily Fox at No. 2 singles, the No. 1 doubles team of juniors Morgan Sauergrey and Lauren Ehrlich and No. 2 doubles team of freshmen Lauren Fullerton and Liesel Wilkinson. No. 3 singles player Noelle Cerone finished fourth.

Steamboat traveled to Thompson Valley on Saturday, defeating the Eagles 5-2 as a team.

Thorp kicked the day off by defeating Dasha Mulhulland 6-0, 6-3. Fox defeated Kyle Jacobson 6-1, 6-4. Cerone defaulted to Marit Klagge.

Sauerbrey and Ehrlich won their match 7-6, 6-4. Wilkinson and Fullerton lost a close match to Autumn Porter and Sydney Laws 6-2, 7-6. Heydon and Rabal defeated Emalee Dekkers and Ryley Williams 6-2, 5-1, before the Eagles withdrew from competition.

Stanhope and Kline defeated Asnton Homice and Ellie Brower 6-2, 6-3.

The Sailors will return to action against Legacy High School at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Legacy.

To reach Leah Vann, call 970-871-4253, email or follow her on Twitter @lvann_sports.

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