LAFAYETTE — In what turned out to be an exhilarating group race on the Class 3A Area 5 women tennis match at Dawson Thursday, the Berthoud Spartans positioned as regional runners-up whereas incomes the chance in a number of positions on the ladder to maneuver on to the Class 3A state match subsequent week in Colorado Springs.
The Spartans had all three singles gamers and three doubles groups end first or second within the regional, which robotically grants these 9 gamers spots within the brackets for the 3A match, held June 11-12 at Memorial Park.
A younger group proved themselves on an enormous stage, 5 sophomores and a freshman are among the many 9 to qualify. Notably, sophomore Holly Jaros conquered the No. 2 singles area with two wins, and the No. 4 doubles group of Megan Malherbe and Danae Alverson additionally received the regional title.
Sophomore Nicolette Marty made the regional remaining earlier than falling to Dawson, 6-4, 6-1. The Nos. 1 and a pair of doubles groups (Sydney Hocker and Kendra Maitland at 1s; Alana Hymel and Lyndsey Pancost at 2s) had been additionally robust of their preliminary performances of the day earlier than concluding with straight-sets defeats.
After all, senior Gretchan Marty will even get an opportunity to play on at No. 1 singles after ending in second place, falling to Dawson’s Lila Travis within the remaining, 6-2, 6-1. Marty and Hymel are the group’s solely seniors, whereas Hocker is the one junior on the squad.
Host Dawson received the meet … barely. The Mustangs scored 41 factors, whereas Berthoud checked in with 39 factors. Peak to Peak was third with 30 factors.