It didn't produce the devastation like that on the Front Range, but Saturday morning's rain was a bit much for playing tennis. But it was enough to cancel the final day of competition at last week's Delta County Invitational tennis tournament.
Friday's weather had been "a great day" for tennis, according to Hotchkiss head coach Brian Benson, whose team scored 52 points to win the nine-team invitational.
Hotchkiss won 12 of 14 matches to earn its way into Saturday's seedings.
Since no championship or third-place matches were played, the seeding as of Saturday morning was used to determine final placing of each team. Co-champion and co-third-places were awarded.
According to Benson, first place ultimately came down to Hotchkiss sending players at five positions — one, two, and three singles and three and four doubles, into the championships, and Cortez had four (1 and 2 singles and 1 and 4 doubles).
Co-champions at one singles were Azure Eller of Paonia and Logan Dean of Cortez.
At two singles, Michael Wilmore of Paonia and Graham Caffey of Cortez shared first place.
Three singles Kaleb Bayles shared the championship with Montrose.
Winning at three doubles were Tyler Suppes and Josh Parsons of Hotchkiss and Fruita Monument JV.
At four doubles it was Ethan Eller and Eddie Cambria and the team from Cortez.
Hotchkiss one doubles partners Josiah Spano and Keegan Burke and Fruita Monument, and two doubles Ulises Mendoza and Luke Yerion and Cortez tied for third.
Weather last Wednesday forced Hotchkiss and Fruita Monument JV to reschedule. The two teams are set to play at 4 p.m. today, Wednesday, at Apple Valley.
On Friday, Cedaredge and Hotchkiss play a re-scheduled match at 4 p.m., with matches scheduled for play in Delta.blog comments powered by Disqus