BOULDER -- Host Boulder took second at the Class 5A Region 4 tennis tournament, squaring off with champion Arapahoe in all seven title matches.

No. 3 singles player Levi Chandler led the way for Boulder, defeating Connor Banks 6-3, 6-4 to log the Panthers' only title on the day.

Arapahoe won the other six finals to finish first in the team race with 75 points. Boulder was second with 59 points and Castle View third with 32.

The top two players/teams at each position advance to next week's state tournament. However, two of Boulder's positions will have to defend their state berths in challenge matches Friday morning at 11 a.m. at the University of Colorado South Campus tennis courts. If third-place finishers have yet to play the runners-up, they get to challenge for the second state-qualifying spot at their position.

Boulder's Galen Arney will face Greeley West's Caleb Kraft at No. 1 singles in that scenario Friday. And Boulder's No. 1 doubles duo of Ethan Anderson and Cutter Esson will also play back today against Greeley West's Connor Roche and Russell Fink.

Boulder's No. 2 doubles team of Connor Dawson and Cole Smith played back on Thursday, beating the tandem from Ralston Valley to give the Panthers state qualifiers at at least five positions.

 

Class 5A Region 4 tennis

Team scores -- Arapahoe 75, Boulder 59, Castle View 32, Greeley West 21, Ralston Valley 14, Rangeview 0, Horizon 0.

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES

Singles -- 1. Michael Sisnowski, Arapahoe, def. Galen Arney, Boulder, 6-1, 6-2; 2. Nick Farmen, Arapahoe, def. Jackson Hawk, Boulder, 6-1, 6-1; 3. Levi Chandler, Boulder, def. Connor Banks, Arapahoe, 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles -- 1. Zach Cohen/Jeff Craig, Arapahoe, def. Ethan Anderson/Cutter Esson, Boulder, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3; 2. Chad Curd/Michael Vartuli, Arapahoe, def. Connor Dawson/Cole Smith, Boulder, 6-2, 6-2; 3. Jake Becker/Dylan Ponis, Arapahoe, def. Jackson Feld/Danny Cleveland, Boulder, 6-1, 7-5; 4. John Nelson/Matt Swearingen, Arapahoe, def. Scott Neville/Aidan Mulligan, Boulder, 6-4, 6-2.

PLAYBACK MATCHES

Singles -- 1. Galen Arney, Boulder, vs. Caleb Kraft, Greeley West, Friday.

Doubles -- 1. Ethan Anderson/Cutter Esson, Boulder vs. Connor Roche/Russell Fink, Greeley West, Friday; 2. Connor Dawson/Cole Smith, Boulder, def. Jensen Makarov/Raine Hornecker, Ralston Valley, 2-6, 6-1, 6-1.