The Hotchkiss tennis team heads into regional competition this Friday after one of the most successful seasons in recent history. The Bulldogs ended regular-season play with an 8-3 team record.
"Which I think would be one of the better seasons we have ever produced," said head coach Brian Benson.
Hotchkiss is one of the smallest schools in the region and in state in Class 4A competition.
The Bulldogs swept the singles over Class 5A Grand Junction's junior varsity squad last week, and won by default at all doubles positions for a 7-0 win. On Saturday, Hotchkiss lost at all positions in its final regular-season competition at Aspen, possibly one of the strongest teams in Class 4A Western Slope Region competition this season.
At Aspen, "We did win some games in every match but one, and at 2 Singles and 2 Doubles, we had 3-6, 2-6 scores," said Benson. "So we were reasonably competitive in those."
Even with the losses at Aspen, all seven Bulldogs positions end the season with an above-.500 record.
Benson said the team's winning records will help with regional seeding, which takes place today. "We have some good individual and doubles team records, so hopefully we will get some decent draws for the first round," said Benson.
Regional matches begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Canyon View Park in Grand Junction.blog comments powered by Disqus