RSHS Tennis Brings Home Three, Third-Place Finishes at Regionals

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CHEYENNE – The Rock Springs High School Tennis squads will look to build off a solid performance at the South Regional Tournament.

The Tigers had several strong performances including five appearances in the consolation finals. While Maggie Justinak and Kelby Kramer came away with singles wins on Saturday, all three men’s doubles teams went to three sets and could have gone either way. The Tigers team of Nathan Baldwin and Jake Rawson took the only double victory on Saturday.

In several matches on both Friday and Saturday, Rock Springs had chances to advance but dropped key points. This weekend at state, Rock Springs will be focused on winning those points.

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Overall, the Tigers finished fifth while the Lady Tigers came in sixth. On the men’s side, Rock Springs scored 25 points, nine behind Laramie. Green River took the team title with 45 points. For the ladies, they finished with 16 points to finish sixth. The Lady Tigers were only eight points out of fifth. Laramie ran away with the team title scoring 60 points.


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Rock Springs Tigers

Individually it would be Kely Kramer who paced the Tigers. After an opening-round win, Kramer lost in the semifinals to the eventual champ Ethan Creagar of Torrington. In the consolation bracket, Kramer responded with a straight-sets win to move into the third-place match. He cruised in the Saturday consolation finals with a win, 6-0 and 6-0.

After a win to open the tournament, the No. 1 doubles team of Jake Rawson and Nathan Baldwin  dropped a heartbreaker to Laramie in a match that could have gone either way. Laramie won the key points as the Tigers fell in three, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4. Baldwin and Rawson responded in the consolation semis with a straight-sets win over Central. In the third-place match, Rock Springs beat East in three 6-0, 1-6, 6-2.

At No. 2 doubles, Fletcher Wadsworth and Cole Weidle came back from an early loss to move into the consolation finals. They finished fourth with a loss to Torrington in three, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1.

Deklyn Searle and Aaron Goldman also responded from a loss in the semifinals to fight back to the consolation finals. They also dropped a close three-set match to Central, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.

 

 

Rock Springs Lady Tigers

Maggie Justinak had the best finish for the Lady Tigers for the tournament. After winning her opening match, Justinak came up short in the semifinals. In the consolation bracket, she would beat Rawlins’ Kryslin Poppie in a competitive two-set match and take down Torrington’s Emi Glass in three, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, to finish third.

After losing their opening match in No. 1 doubles, Sasha Bentley and Alicia Stevens  advanced in the consolation with a bye. They lost in their next match. The other two doubles teams of  Michelle Butterfield/Alyssa Vigil and Amanda Borders/Courtney Smith lost both matches in the tournament.

At No. 1 singles, Rock Springs Lady Tiger Keeri went 1-2 with a win over Rawlins’ Anne McFarland.

 

Boys Teams Scores

1 Green River 45

2 Central 44

3 Torrington 39

4 Laramie 34

5 Rock Springs 25

6 South 21

7 East 15

8 Rawlins 0

 

Girls Team Scores

1 Laramie 60

2 Torrington 39

3 Central 38

4 Green River 37

5 East 24

6 Rock Springs 16

7 Rawlins 9

8 South 0


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