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Niwot girls tennis qualifies five for state


Photo by Ed Navarro The Niwot tennis team’s three singles players, (from left with Coach Aimee Keronen), Rachel Drake, Julia Pentz and Taylor Thulson), each won their matches and qualified for state.

After a long and successful season, the Niwot High School girls tennis team had their biggest challenge ahead of them, the class 4A region 5 championships, to qualify for the state tournament.

They couldn’t have asked for more momentum heading into the event, riding a six-match winning streak and going 4-0 in conference play, but this two-day event was a different beast.

Sophomore Julia Pentz had experienced it before, qualifying at last year’s regionals in her first season on the team, but she wanted more than just her own success for the day.

“I obviously want to win and qualify...

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