Blazer doubles teams place in top four at Regionals

CHEYENNE – A trio of Torrington High School double tennis teams placed in the top four at the South Regional Tennis Tournament over the weekend in Cheyenne.

The boys’ No. 2 team of Aidyn Saucedo and Cody Clayton paced the placers with a third-place finish, while the No. 1 girls’ team of Tyne Stokes and Jaycee Shields placed fourth. The No. 3 doubles team of Autumn Harris and Janessa Derby also finished fourth.

Saucedo and Clayton dropped their first-round match to Cheyenne South, but the Torrington duo rattled off a 6-2, 7-5 win over Cheyenne East and a 6-7, 6-0, 6-0 win over Laramie to advance to the consolation championship.

In the third-place match, Saucedo and Clayton avenged the first-round loss to South, winning 7-5, 6-2.

No. 2 singles player Isaac Bartlett and No. 3 doubles team of Joseph Randolph and Gabe Russell picked up one win on the weekend, reaching the consolation semifinal before seeing their weekend come to an end.

As a team, the Blazers finished sixth with 15 points. Cheyenne Central won the team title with 63 points, while Green River and Laramie tied for second with 43.

In the third girls’ division, Stokes and Shields advanced to the semifinal round with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Rawlins before losing to the eventual regional champions from Cheyenne Central.

In the consolation semifinal, the Torrington duo defeated Cheyenne East 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 before falling to Laramie 6-2, 6-1 in the third-place match.

Meanwhile, Harris and Derby fell to the No. 3 doubles regional champion from Cheyenne East before rattling off a 6-3, 6-2 win over Rawlins and a 6-2, 5-7, 6-1 win over Laramie to move on to the third-place match where they fell 6-3, 6-2 to Green River.

No. 1 singles player Sera Glass and No. 2 doubles team of Elyssa Cummings and Bethany Wunibald also tallied a win at Regionals.

The Lady Blazers also finished sixth at Regionals with 16 points. Cheyenne Central won the team title with 65, while Green River was second with 44.

The team heads next to the state tournament in Gillette Thursday through Saturday.


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