On Thursday, October 12th and Friday, October 13th, the state qualifiers from the boys’ tennis team traveled to Pueblo City Park in Pueblo to compete in the 4A state tournament. These students included senior Ben Morris at 2 singles, juniors Ozzie Froelich and Matt Friedberg at 2 doubles, and junior Sam Glaser and freshman Owen Baxter at 4 doubles.
Despite their best efforts, the boys did not do so well. Morris lost his first match 0-6 0-6 to Colorado Academy. Froelich and Friedberg lost their first match as well to Kent Denver, with a final score of 0-6 1-6. However, Glaser and Baxter had a much closer match, with a score of 5-7 4-6 against Air Academy.
As reflected by their score, Glaser believes they had a chance of winning, but were simply off during the match.
“I think we played well, but could have done better. Air Academy was good and it was a close game, but we could have beaten them. I think the fundamentals were off, like stance and positioning,” said Glaser.
Froelich and Friedberg ended up getting a playback against Dawson School, but they lost that match 1-6 2-6. Morris also got a playback against Dawson School, but he lost as well with a final score of 0-6 2-6.
Even though the boys lost, it was an amazing experience for each of them, especially since it was the first time any of them had made it.
“It was interesting to see so many big name schools like Kent and Colorado Academy. It was also fun seeing such high levels of play, especially with the singles players. Overall, it was a lot of fun and good experience,” said Glaser.
At the end of the season, the boys had a pretty good record of 8-2.