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Niwot hangs on to clinch first boys tennis state championship

Series: Niwot boys tennis | Story 5

September 30, 2020

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Thanks to dramatic wins at No.1 and No. 3 singles, Coach Mikka Keronen and the Niwot boys tennis team finally captured the elusive Class 4A state crown at the 2020 state championships, held in Pueblo on Sept. 25-26. From left: Xavier Moy, Reeves Moor, Sam Keronen, Maia Heather, Neil Wilcox (holding trophy), Lichen Liao, Ryan Gray, Luke Weber (holding banner), Ivan Calderon, Raaghav Agarwal, and Alan Wilcox

Longtime Niwot coach Miikka Keronen was nervously watching the finals round at the 2020 Class 4A tennis championships when he got the news that he'd been waiting 18 years to hear-the Cougars were just one win away from clinching their first state team title and their best player in nearly a decade was still on the court.

"Whenever it comes down to the last match, you never know what's going to...

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