PUEBLO -- In their school's third year with a girls tennis program, Peak to Peak Amy Haberthier and Rachel Reeser have broken new ground for the Pumas.

Habethier and Reeser reached the No. 1 doubles championship semifinals before losing 7-5, 5-7, 6-4 to Kent Denver's Rachel Prokupek and Elizabeth Smedley. Their sojourn through the state tournament bracket was the farthest any Pumas players have ever reached.

"It's pretty cool," Haberthier said of her senior season. "I'm really proud of Rachel and it's great that we get to be the first people to go as far as we've gone. It would have been nice to win but we had an awesome season and that's all you can ask for."

The Pumas' three team points was also the program's best total.

Centaurus junior Glenna Gee-Taylor fires a shot in the No. 1 singles consolation semifinals of the 4A state tennis tournament on Thursday at Pueblo City
Centaurus junior Glenna Gee-Taylor fires a shot in the No. 1 singles consolation semifinals of the 4A state tennis tournament on Thursday at Pueblo City Park in Pueblo. (Chris Mclean/Pueblo Cheiftain)

Since all three of the pair's matches went three sets, Reeser will bring back plenty of experience as a senior next season.

"I only have good things to say about it," Reeser said. "This year's team was amazing and we bonded so well. I think next year it's just going to be another memory to put in the book."

Haberthier and Reeser lost 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 to Valor Christian's Annie Hertel and Kaylee Pott in the consolation semifinals.

 

Gee-golly, Gee-Taylor

Centaurus junior Glenna Gee-Taylor is making a name for herself in the state's toughest 4A bracket.

In her match Saturday, Gee-Taylor will face Alex Weil from St. Mary's for the chance to take third place.


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The Warriors junior roared through the consolation bracket on Friday, trouncing Air Academy's Jenna Milliman 6-0, 6-0 and outlasting Kent Denver's Delaney Nalen 6-3, 6-2.

Gee-Taylor dropped to the consolation bracket after losing 6-3, 6-0 in the championship quarterfinals to Denver South's Meagan Monaghan, last year's state runner-up who will again play for the title this y ear.

Gee-Taylor lost in the first-round to Monaghan as a sophomore in 2012. She still ended up in the top eight.

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