Torrington tennis wraps up regular season


TORRINGTON – The Torrington tennis teams wrapped up the regular season with an extremely busy stretch which included four matches in four days against some extremely tough competition.

The Blazer teams concluded the regular season with a pair of losses to the Laramie Plainsmen on Friday afternoon.

The lone win of the day went to the No. 2 double’s team of Adam Bartlett and Ben Firminhac, who picked up a 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) win.

First-year head coach Alex Schaneman described the doubles win as, “Their most impressive win of the season.”

Isaac Bartlett also caught the eye of Schaneman.

“Isaac Bartlett battled back in the second set after dropping the first set 6-1,” he said.

Bartlett won the second set 6-2 to force a tiebreaker which he lost 10-7.

In the girl’s division, Bethany Wunibald, at the No. 1 singles slot, and Kayla Watson and Kassidy Hurley, at the No. 1 doubles spot, were the standouts for the Lady Blazers.

Wuniblad lost 7-5, 4-6, 10-6.

“Bethany Wunibald has split sets with a few really solid players around the state this year but has been unable to take a match in the third set,” Schaneman said.

The doubles team also lost 4-6, 6-3, 12-2.

“Kayla Watson and Kassidy Hurley continue to be competitive despite their lack of experience,” Schaneman said. “They will be very fun to watch next season.”

The Torrington tennis teams also fell to Cheyenne Central 5-0 in both the boys’ and girls’ match on Tuesday, while the Blazer boys came up short against Cheyenne East 3-2.

In the match, No. 1 singles player Aidyn Saucedo defeated Nick Colgan 6-4, 6-0, while the doubles team of Adam Bartlett and Firminhac won 6-0, 6-1.

On Wednesday, the Blazers made up their postponed match with Green River, and the Wolves defeated Torrington 5-0 in both matches.

Torrington heads to the South Regional Tournament on Sept. 17-18 in Cheyenne. The tournament will be hosted by Cheyenne East High School. Action begins at 8:30 a.m.

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