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CHSAA Tennis Finals were a Big Hit with DCSD Teams

The CHSAA Girls Tennis Finals were held on Thursday, May 12th through Saturday, May 14th at the Gates Tennis Center in Denver.   Douglas County School District teams shined with strong performances throughout the tournament.

Doubles State Champions
Ponderosa High School teammates Sydney Waite, a 10th grader, and Hunter Barker, an 11th grader, won in two sets with their dominant play to take the Doubles State Championship.

Team Scores
Mountain Vista High School team finished in third place with a team score of 41 points.
Ponderosa High School tied with Fossil Ridge for a sixth place finish with 18 points.

#1 Singles
Casey Zhong, an 11th grader at Mountain Vista went to the semifinals.

#2 Singles
Kendra Lavallee, a 12th grader at Mountain Vista, went to the semifinals.
Haley Hildenbrand, a 12th grader at Legend, went to the quarterfinals.

#3 Singles
Madi Allen, a 9th grader at Mountain Vista, went to the semifinals.

#1 Doubles
Ashlen Grote, 9th grade and Alex Begler, 9th grade at Mountain Vista went to the quarterfinals

#2 Doubles
Tara  Minatta, 10th grade and Mari Dudek,  12th grade at Mountain Vista went to the quarterfinals.
Alyssa Lowe, 11th grade and Madison Smith, 11th grade at Ponderosa went to the quarterfinals.

#3 Doubles
Sophie Guzak, 10th grade and Ellie Behnke, 12th grade at ThunderRidge went to the quarterfinals.

#4 Doubles
Hunter Ernest, 12th grade and Hannah Smith, 12th grade at Mountain Vista went to the finals before being defeated by Fairview.
Megan Stout, 9th grade and Kaylee Moore, 9th grade at Ponderosa went to the quarterfinals.

May 16, 2016 | By arorcutt | Category: Athletics and Activities

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