Sunday, October 14, 2012
2012 Sailors boys tennis schedule
- Aug. 24: Boulder 6, Steamboat 1
- Aug. 24: Mullen 6, Steamboat 1
- Aug. 25: Steamboat 4, Rocky Mountain 3
- Aug. 25: Kent Denver 7, Steamboat 0
- Sept. 5: Air Academy 7, Steamboat 0
- Sept. 6: Steamboat 5, Durango 2
- Sept. 7 and 8: Steamboat tennis struggles in Grand Junction
- Sept. 14: Aspen 4, Steamboat 3
- Sept. 15: Steamboat 5, Evergreen 4
- Sept 21: Fossil Ridge 6, Steamboat 1
- Sept. 22: Poudre 5, Steamboat 2
- Regional tournament
- Oct. 5: All Steamboat players advance to championship matches
- Oct. 6: Steamboat snaps regional title streak
- Oct. 11 to 13: State tournament in Pueblo
Steamboat Springs Steamboat Springs High School tennis coach said he was pleased. But his team was disappointed by its no-medal performance through the weekend at the state tennis tournament.
But Toy still was pleased.
“The kids weren’t happy, but I was,” Toy said. “Next year, we’ll be back with all that experience from state. We’ll do a lot better.”
All seven of the Sailors entries into the season-ending event lost in the first two rounds of the championship bracket, but three got opportunities in the consolation bracket.
There, the team’s No. 1 singles player Colin Green, couldn’t overcome a bad back that slowed him throughout the tournament. He lost in the first consolation round, 6-1, 6-0, to Mullen’s Connor Arend.
Steamboat’s No. 3 singles player, Stefan Sortland, also got another crack, but couldn’t break through his first consolation match, falling 6-3, 6-2 to Niwot’s Allen Fu.
The Sailors’ only win in the consolation bracket came from the No. 1 doubles squad of Corbin Diehl and Ben Wharton. They defeated a Broomfield pair, 7-6(3), 6-2. They couldn’t get by a Colorado Academy pair and into the consolation finals, however, falling, 6-1, 6-2.
“We had some chances to go further in the tournament and we didn’t quite do that,” Toy said. “We ended up tied with Aspen for eighth place, so that’s pretty good.”