Friday, October 7th through Saturday the 8th was the 4A regional championship tournament in which the Pueblo West Cyclones Boy’s Tennis team strongly competed a week after clinching the 4A SCL title with a monumental win against the Centennial Bulldogs.
Upon interviewing senior tennis player, Sam Larson, his thoughts on the season overall were expected. “I was switching from doubles to singles so there’s a lot of different type of game and a lot of different mentality types of things.” His response to mentioning the SCL title were just as great, “It was kind’ve fun considering we took the SCL two years ago because last year, Centennial came and took it at our courts and we went there and took it at their courts so I think it was honestly good. Our three doubles stepped it up and clinched the SCL as they said which is very exiting because we were three all in the dual so it was good to see that they won the last game.”
Sam also stated his personal experience at regionals this past weekend, and how he keeps his mental game at top-notch at the heat of battle. “There was some tough competition. I am able to keep my cool by connecting with my teammates, so like, joking around a little with them.”
Although Sam was unable to make it to state, his efforts combined with the rest of the team put the Cyclones at 4th place at the regional tournament. Two doubles, consisting of junior, James Moore, and senior, Jacob Fletcher, and three singles, consisting of junior, Nick Hawk, will be representing Pueblo West at the state tournament this upcoming weekend. The state tournament took place Thursday, October 13 through Saturday, October 15 at City Park. Both teams that qualified lost in the first round, but Pueblo West Tennis had a tremendous season.