The Hotchkiss tennis team claimed a 5-2 win Friday over visiting Cedaredge. The Bruins had success at three singles, with Ryan Bowen defeating Kaleb Bayles, 4-6, 2-6, and at one doubles, with the team of Landon Eckhart and Garrett Peterson winning a three-set match over Keegan Burke and Josiah Spano, 6-4, 6-7 (9-11), 5-10.
At last year's game between Hotchkiss and Olathe, Bulldog sophomore Alex Smith made two interceptions and was in on two tackles in the Bulldogs' 34-13 non-conference win. This year, Smith stole the show, running for 177 yards and four touchdowns in 23 carries.
The last time Hotchkiss attracted enough tennis players to field a junior varsity team, Mike Price still had several years of coaching in front of him. But when 20 showed up on Day 1, head coach Brian Benson was thrilled.