Coloradoan Male Athlete of the Week: Akhil Gupta

Fossil Ridge freshman Akhil Gupta is the Coloradoan's Male Athlete of the Week.

Fossil Ridge freshman Akhil Gupta is the Coloradoan’s Male Athlete of the Week.

The Coloradoan has named its Male Athlete of the Week for contests Oct. 10-15.

Akhil Gupta

Sport: Tennis

School: Fossil Ridge

Year: Freshman

The performance: The 14-year-old Gupta won all four matches at No. 3 singles at the Class 5A state tournament to win Fossil Ridge’s first state title. Gupta didn’t drop a set all week, winning all four matches in two sets.

Each week the Coloradoan will name one male and one female high school athlete of the week, with those selected receiving an automatic free invitation to the second annual Northern Colorado Sports Awards Show in May. Exact date and guest speaker will be announced soon.

Athlete of the Week winners will be announced online Monday afternoon’s and in print on Tuesday.

Nominations can be submitted via and must be sent by noon Monday for the previous week’s action. The competition is open to all of Northern Colorado, including Fort Collins, Windsor, Loveland and Greeley.

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