Steamboat girls tennis opens season, going 2-2
March 13, 2012
Steamboat Springs — The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team opened the season during the weekend, going 2-2.
Steamboat beat Poudre and Kent Denver, 4-3, while losing to Fossil Ridge and Thompson Valley by the same score.
"Overall, I thought we had a really solid performance from our girls," Steamboat coach John Aragon said. "Especially considering them being outside for the first time."
Steamboat's top performance came at No. 1 singles with senior Christi Valicenti going 4-0 in her matches.
Summer Smalley and Brooke Metzler at No. 3 doubles had three wins. Ali Diehl and Alli Lowrie at No. 1 doubles and Shealie Jenkins and Kira Lorenzen at No. 2 doubles each had two wins. Ellie Bender at No. 3 singles also had a pair of wins.
"Every one of those programs is solid," Aragon said. "We battled. We went out and battled with these kids. That's the thing coach (Don) Toy and I are pleased with was they played hard and didn't make excuses."
The team opens at home this weekend.
Steamboat plays at 3 p.m. Friday against Boulder and at 11 a.m. Saturday against Air Academy.
Both matches are at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs.
"Both teams will again be solid," Aragon said.