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Ponderosa, Mountain Vista claim state titles in 5A Girls Tennis

DENVER - DCSD claimed two state titles during the 5A State Girls Tennis Championships at the Gates Tennis Center on May 13.

Mountain Vista's doubles team of Ashlen Grote and Amanda Pruitt won the #1 Doubles divisions, while Ponderosa's Clair Cox topped the #2 singles competition.

With these strong finishes, Mountain Vista came and in second and Ponderosa third place in the team competition.

Below are the highlights from the meet.
 

5A Girls Tennis State Championship
DCSD Participants

Overall Team Results
2 - Mountain Vista
3 - Ponderosa
12 - ThunderRidge
16 - Rock Canyon

#1 Singles
3 - Casey Zhong, Mountain Vista
4 - Veronika Bruetting, ThunderRidge

#2 Singles
1 - Claire Cox, Ponderosa
2 - Madi Allen, Mountain Vista

#3 Singles
3 - Sammy Bheemireddy, Mountain Vista

#1 Doubles
1 - Ashlen Grote/Amanda Pruitt, Mountain Vista
2 - Hunter Barker/Sydney Waite, Ponderosa

#3 Doubles
3 - Alyssa Lowe/Jenna Lowe, Ponderosa
4 - Tessa Murphy/Camille Antonsen, Mountain Vista

READ MORE: CHSAA Now's story on the 5A Girls Tennis Tournament

May 26, 2017 | By rmbarber | Category: Athletics and Activities

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