Boys tennis: Broomfield proves too much for Silver Creek

Broomfield 5, Silver Creek 2
At Silver Creek H.S.
Singles results No. 1 Zach Kusick, Broomfield, def Ryan Carson, Silver Creek, 6-1, 6-0. No. 2 Jake Gardner, Broomfield, def. Noah Grolnick, Silver Creek, 6-2, 6-1. No. 3 Trever Arra Smith, Silver Creek, def. Colin Jense, Broomnfield, 6-3, 6-2. Doubles results No. 1 Andrew Meir/Nick Hanson, Silver Creek, def. Brandon Hull/West Obenauer, Broomfield, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4. No. 2 Josh Eafanti/Adam Clark, Broomfield, def. Patrick Sullivan/Scott Baldwin, Silver Creek, 6-4, 6-2. No. 3 Jake Sigmond/Scott Jamison, Broomfield, def. Noah Benedict/Dylan Griffin, Silver Creek, 6-1, 6-2. No. 4 Tanner Lewis/Ethan Reed, Broomfield, def. Ben Inman/Tommy Heidibrieht, Silver Creek, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

LONGMONT – Little less then a week ago, Broomfield tennis endured one of its worst losses of the season at the hand of Class 5A Boulder. But the Eagles got back on the winning track in a big way Tuesday, with the team barely finding a hitch against Silver Creek.

Broomfield beat its upcoming regional tournament competition 5-2 with the Eagles collecting four straight-sets wins. Of those wins, the team’s most dominant performances came at No. 1 singles and No. 3 doubles.

Zach Kusick had a nearly flawless showing against Silver Creek’s Ryan Casey, beating the Raptor 6-1, 6-0. Jake Sigmond and Scott Jamison were equally as steely in their doubles match, beating Silver Creek’s Noah Benedict and Dylan Griffin 6-1, 6-2.

“We were expecting to play really well today,” Sigmond said. “We came out slow, losing our first game, but (our game) developed eventually.”

Even with the commanding rebound the Eagles had their share of troubles.

Doubles has typically been Broomfield’s strong point this season, but two of the team’s partners ended up in knock-down, drag-out matches. Tougher yet for the Eagles, the No. 1 and No. 4 doubles matches ended with mixed results.

Brandon Hull and West Obenauer lost a 3-hour match to Silver Creek’s No. 1 double team, despite gritty showings in the first two sets. The partners won the first set in a 7-6 tiebreaker over Andrew Meir and Nick Sullivan and kept the heat up on the Raptors until the final points of the second. While Hull and Obenauer did not roll over at that point, they did not have enough to overcome losing the final two sets both by 6-4.

Tanner Lewis and Ethan Reed, on the other hand, closed strong to win their No. 4 doubles win match. After suffering a 6-4 loss in their opening set against Ben Inman and Tommy Heidibrieht, the pair roared back to take the match winning the next two sets 6-3, 6-3.

“They competed well against some tough competition,” Broomfield coach Doug Kazarosian said.