Locals at four positions won first-round matches at Thursday’s boys tennis state tournament, but none won in the second round.
The first two rounds of the three-day tournament were played at Gates Tennis Center. Even all four positions lost in the second round, they’re still alive in playbacks.
Fossil Ridge No. 3 singles player Jackson Holland beat Broomfield’s Simon Lupo 6-4, 6-2 in the first round but lost in two sets to Boulder in the second round to drop to playbacks.
Fossil Ridge’s No. 1 doubles team of Tristan Faust and Gabe Pagat beat Heritage in straight sets in the first round, but lost in two sets in the second round to drop into playbacks.
The SaberCats No. 4 doubles team of Rex Boge and Luuk Lafayette beat Chatfield in two sets in the first round, but lost in two sets to Denver East in the second round to drop into playbacks.
Fort Collins’ No. 3 doubles team of Daniel Crane and Tyler Rademacher beat Broomfield in straight sets in the first round. The duo then lost in straight sets to Fairview in the second round to drop to playbacks.
At No. 2 singles, Fossil Ridge’s Jackson Johar lost in two sets in the first round. Ryan Redd and Tim Sunset lost in three sets at No. 2 doubles in the first round for Fossil Ridge. The SaberCats’ No. 3 doubles team of Alex Roerty and Zane Mabry lost in straight sets in the first round.
Fort Collins’ Mitch Carlson and Trae Beneck lost in two sets in the first round and the Lambkins No. 4 doubles team of brothers Christian and Dirk Dykson lost in two sets in the first round.
Semifinals and playback matches begin at 9 a.m. Friday at Gates Tennis Center.
At Pueblo City Park, all four Windsor doubles teams lost in the first round in 4A.
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