Qualifying for the individual Class 5A and 4A boys’ tennis state tournaments will take place Oct. 6-8 with local teams seeded based on how they finished in their leagues.
The state tag team championships were moved to separate doubles tournaments this season by the Colorado High School Activities Association, but individual glory for three singles and four doubles positions remains available.
Regional courts have been divided by league standings and two singles players or doubles teams from each position will advance to individual state tournaments October 13-15 (5A at City Park and 4A at Pueblo City Park). Aurora’s eight 5A programs are spread across five regions, while Rangeview (the only 4A program) heads to 4A Region 3.
Regis Jesuit continues to be alive in the 5A State Tag Team Tournament – as he will play a semi-final match at Valor Christian on October 11 – and will also host the Region 4 Tournament October 6-7 in Colorado. Athletic Club Inverness which also includes Smoky Hill. The game is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. each day.
Two Aurora programs also met together in two other regions, both of which will be played at North Lake Park in Loveland: the 5A Region 3 tournament from October 6-7 includes Eaglecrest and Grandview (who also qualified and reached the quarters 5A Tag Team Tournament Finals), while Cherokee Trail and Vista PEAK (which has a team for the first time) are competing in the 5A Region 7 Tournament October 7-8.
Overland is at the Region 5 tournament October 6-7 at City Park, while Hinkley travels to Valor Christian October 6-7 for Region 2.
Rangeview is part of the 4A Region 3 Tournament field October 6-7 at Pinehurst Country Club.
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