Class 5A girls tennis state tournament

When: Thursday through Saturday; play begins each day at 9 a.m.

Where: Gates Tennis Center, Denver.

Local qualifiers: BoulderJamie Young (No. 3 singles); FairviewKatie Li (No. 1 singles), Natalie Munson (No. 2 singles); Hannah Embree (No. 3 singles); Jackie Schmiedeler/Anastasia Nicol (No. 1 doubles); Laura Jamison/Angelia Cai (No. 2 doubles); Kathryn Lane/Ellie Lupo (No. 3 doubles); Caroline Roberts/Ellie Savage (No. 4 doubles); LegacyJosie Mitzel (No. 3 singles); MonarchAlanna Lacye/Hadley Tallackson (No. 1 doubles), Kara Lee/Jessica Diamond (No. 4 doubles).

Notes: Fairview finished third at last year’s state finals, but the Knights may be hard pressed to repeat that effort this year. … The Knights’ Li has won three consecutive state titles, though all three came at No. 3 singles. … Fairview’s best state title contender may be Munson, who was the state runner-up at No. 2 singles last year as a freshman. … After failing to qualify any players last year, Boulder’s Young put the Panthers back in the state tournament by placing second at No. 3 singles at the Region 2 tournament last week.

 

 

Class 4A girls tennis state tournament

When: Thursday-Saturday

Where: Pueblo City Park.

Local qualifiers: Alexander Dawson — Jill Howarth (2 singles); Broomfield — Dayna DeMeritte (1 singles); Centaurus — Glenna Gee-Taylor (1 singles), Dakota d’Oronzio (3 singles), Juliette Kaplan/Annie Nagle (2 doubles), Meghan Donohoe/Kate Minnihan (3 doubles); Erie — Sarah Martinez/Karah Parrs (1 doubles), Shandi Ball/Kaitlyn Thornton (4 doubles); Holy Family — Vivi Tran/Ellyson Beyer (1 doubles), Annie Aylward/Carolynn Kozlowski (2 doubles), Alexi Ginther/Claudia Pena (3 doubles); Longmont — Kelle Kloster (2 singles), Maddie Precht (3 singles); Niwot — Erin Mulshine (1 singles), Meagan Londa (2 singles), Jami Albert (3 singles), Lauren Richards/Maura Derr (1 doubles), Janie Sieben/Izzy Stafford (2 doubles), Emma Lerner/Nonie Ziel (3 doubles), Frauke Aumann/Geya Kairamkonda (4 doubles); Silver Creek — Elsa Erickson (2 singles).

Notes: The Niwot Cougars placed seventh in the team scoring at last year’s 4A state tournament and the Cougars have qualified their entire lineup again in 2014. … Glenna Gee-Taylor for 4A Region 5 champion Centaurus is the highest-placing local returning singles player in this year’s tournament after taking fourth at No. 1 singles in 2013. … Longmont’s lone state qualifiers Kelle Kloster and Maddie Precht were a doubles pair last season and will both play singles as seniors. … The Erie Tigers qualified two doubles pairs this season, ending a five-year state-qualifying drought.

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