Steamboat boys tennis splits against Boulder and Kent Denver

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— The Steamboat Springs High School boys tennis team split a pair of matches Friday, beating Boulder in the morning before falling to Kent Denver in the afternoon.

Steamboat beat Boulder, 4-3, on the heels of wins from three of its four doubles teams.

Steamboat’s No. 1 doubles team of Erik Sortland and Gabri Erspamer, the No. 3 doubles team of Quinn Cain and Stefan Sortland, and the No. 4 doubles team of Karsten Thompson and Ben Wharton all picked up wins.

At No. 1 singles, Jamey Swiggart returned to action and won in straight sets.

“It was a big win for us,” Steamboat coach John Aragon said. “Boulder is really a solid team.”

In the second tilt, Steamboat fell to Kent Denver, 5-2.

Colin Green, at No. 3 singles, won in the afternoon, as did Swiggart.

Swiggart beat Kent’s David Mitchell, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2).

“Jamey played one of the best high school matches I’ve seen in a long time,” Aragon said.

Mitchell, a rising freshman, is the fourth-highest rated recruit in the Class of 2015 according to the Tennis Recruiting Network.

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