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Boys Tennis Competes in Regionals

The LHS boys tennis team competed in regionals at Kent Denver High School on Wednesday, October 1 and Thursday, October 2.  As a whole, the Lions placed second out of the eight teams that attended.  Singles three player Seth Goldstein, and the one doubles team of Nathan Stauffer and Michael Craig qualified for state.

The team had done well in the regular season, facing different schools than before due to the move from 5A to 4A. The new opponents allowed the team to compete against players at all levels. Unfortunately, many matches during the regular season were rescheduled or cancelled due to bad weather causing them to not play all of the matches that were planned. They played many matches during regionals with varying levels of difficulty but, by the end they came out with a second place win.

On Wednesday, Stauffer and Craig beat Englewood High School and Valor High School which allowed them to continue playing Thursday where they lost to Kent Denver. They ended up placing second which allowed them to move on to state. Goldstein won one of his two matches on Wednesday and went on to win another one on Thursday which moved him on to state.

Wednesday October 8th the players and coaches will be leaving for state which will be held in Pueblo. At state the team will be taking on new 4A teams where they hope to do well.

4 doubles player Eric Zierk playing in regionals.

4 doubles player Eric Zierk playing in regionals.

Seth Goldstein serves during regional tennis match.

Seth Goldstein serves during regional tennis match.

The boys tennis team posses after winning second place at regionals.

The boys tennis team poses after winning second place at regionals.

Tennis players Seth Goldstein, Nathan Stauffer and Michael Craig pose after making it to state.

Tennis players Seth Goldstein, Nathan Stauffer and Michael Craig pose after making it to state.

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