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Tennis: Niwot clinches Class 4A Region 5 title


October 11, 2017

Ed Navarro

Riley Black returns the ball at No 2 singles during the Class 4A Region 4 Tournament at Longmont Recreation Center on October 4-5.

For Niwot head tennis coach Miikka Keronen, his team’s 8-3 regular season record is nice, but the postseason is where all the action is.

“The real season starts on the first day of regionals,” he said before the final rounds of last week’s Class 4A Region 5 tournament at the Longmont Recreation Center. “Now we just have to finish the job.”

The Cougars did indeed finish the job, notching victories in five of the day’s seven championship matches to capture the 2017 Region 5 title. All four doubles teams as well as junior Manas Saini at No. 3 singles were winners on the day, an...

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