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Girls’ tennis faces tough competion in tournament

This Friday, the LHS girls’ tennis team competed in a long tournament against many local schools. It was a cold day for long matches, and there was a lot of good competition. There were several different brackets, and Littleton fought hard to try and come out on top. Littleton made it farthest in the one doubles. They got to the final match, but ultimately Chatfield won with a score of 8-2, and Littleton was not far behind at 8-1.

Columbine, Dakota Ridge, Thunder Ridge, Chatfield and Thomas Jefferson competed in this tournament with us. In the 4 doubles, Dakota Ridge won 8-5. In the 3 doubles, Chatfield won 8-4. In the 2 doubles, Thunder Ridge won 8-6.  In the three singles, Chatfield won 8-6. In the two singles, Dakota Ridge won 8-4. And in the one singles, Chatfield won 8-6.

“The team did okay, as did I. We were up against some difficult teams, who had great players. A lot of them were 5A, so it was good to have that competition,” said junior Reganne Fornstrom.

Despite the tough losses that the girls faced this Friday, it was a good learning experience for them to see what the competition will be like at some of the higher stakes matches coming up at the end of this season. As Fornstrom said, some of the schools that they competed against at this match were 5A schools, which makes it a bit of an unfair match, but also challenges the girls to push their limits.

“I am really looking forward to Regionals and improving my consistency. The entire team has been focusing on that,” said Fornstrom.