Niwot tennis remains unbeaten
September 27, 2016
The Niwot boys tennis team extended its winning streak to eight matches last week, posting victories over Greeley Central (6-1) and league foe Longmont (6-1). The Cougars are now 8-0 on the season, and hold a commanding lead in the Class 4A Region 5 standings.
Senior captain Matthew Chavez continued his impressive run of success at No. 1 singles, with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-0 win at Greeley Central and a 6-0, 6-1 win over Brendon Arndt of Longmont. At third singles, Riley Black was a straight sets winner in both of his matches, and also remained unbeaten on the season.
The No. 1 doubles pair of Manas Saini and Peter Graham extended their undefeated streak as well, beating Greeley Central 6-0, 6-0, followed by a 6-0, 6-3 victory over the Trojans first doubles pair of Conner Fryberger & Kaden Randolph.
Up next for the Cougars is a league match against Mountain View (0-9) on September 20 (rescheduled from September 13). On September 24, the team will compete in the Sun Devil Invitational at Kent Denver.
Niwot vs. Greeley Central (9/12)
Singles — Matthew Chavez def. GC No. 1 Singles (6-3, 2-6, 6-0); GC No. 2 Singles def. Riley Ferrero (6-0, 6-0); Riley Black def. GC No. 3 Singles (6-0, 6-0)
Doubles — Manas Saini & Peter Graham def. GC No. 1 Doubles (6-0, 6-0); Cruz Culpepper & Riley Mulshine def. GC No. 2 Doubles (6-0, 6-4); Andrew Thomas & Samuel Bickham def. GC No. 3 Doubles (6-1, 6-0); Andrew Thomas & Patrick Xiao def. GC No. 4 Doubles (6-0, 6-3)
Niwot vs. Longmont (9/15)
Singles — Matthew Chavez def. Brenden Arndt (6-0, 6-1); Calvin Seamons def. Riley Ferrero (6-2, 6-0); Riley Black def. Gustaf Backman (6-0, 6-0)
Doubles — Manas Saini & Peter Graham def. Conner Fryberger & Kaden Randolph (6-0, 6-3); Cruz Culpepper & Riley Mulshine def. Austin Derksen & Dallas Dye (6-0, 6-0); Andrew Thomas & Samuel Bickham def. Quinn McCain & Clayton D’Epagnier (6-0, 6-1); Adin Heinritz & Patrick Xiao def. Christoffel Jowy & Ty Mortenson (6-0, 6-1)