KUSA – Watch extended video highlights from the Class 5A boys tennis state tournament semifinals at Gates Tennis Center in Denver.
In No. 1 singles, sophomore Ethan Hillis from Cherry Creek beat freshman Kap Smith from Boulder 6-4, 6-1. Senior Ignatius Castelino from Fairview beat sophomore Kai Smith from Denver East 6-7, 6-1, 6-1.
In No. 1 doubles, Mountain Vista duo Kobe Holdren and Ashwin Vaithianathan beat Fossil Ridge’s Max Weiner and Nic Hoime 7-6, 6-3. Cherry Creek’s Jacob Bendalin and Wyatt Dale defeated Chatfield’s Sam Meyer and Austin Stutz 6-3, 6-3.
In the state finals tomorrow, Hillis and Castelino will play each other in No. 1 singles for the title, and Bendalin/Dale with play Holdren/Viathianathan in No. 1 doubles.
Here are the other results:
No. 2 singles: Senior Harshil Dwivedi from Cherry Creek beat freshman Charlie Franks from Denver East 6-2, 7-5. Senior Tommy Mason from Fairview defeated junior Jackson Hawk from Boulder 6-4, 6-4.
No. 3 singles: Sophomore Robby Hill from Cherry Creek defeated senior Matt Ness from Grand Junction 6-3, 6-3. Junior Alec Leddon from Fairview beat senior Colby Jimenez from Denver East 6-1, 6-2.
No. 2 doubles: Denver East duo Matt Woody and Eli Wiener beat Mountain Vista’s Sean Barich and Hunter Hostelley 6-3, 6-2. Cherry Creek’s Noah Reiss and Mitchell Johnson beat Regis Jesuit’s Alec Jotte and Joey Robertson 7-6, 6-2.
No. 3 doubles: Cherry Creek’s Erin Norwood and Ryan James beat Fossil Ridge’s Kevin Schultz and Mike Brown 6-1, 6-4. Regis Jesuit duo Truett Davis and Steven Bummer beat Denver East’s TJ Braxton and Eric Dellavalle 7-6, 6-0.
Team scores: Cherry Creek 73, Fairview 49, Denver East 43, Boulder 38, Fossil Ridge 25.