CASPER – After the two Gillette high schools backed out of their scheduled tennis doubleheader on Saturday in Torrington, the Blazer and Lady Blazer teams made a trip to Casper for a tennis jamboree.
Torrington joined Kelly Walsh, Natrona County and Rawlins and it gave the local players a chance to play both singles and doubles action over the course of the day, according to first-year head coach Lauren Shields.
“It was more informal than typical conference matches,” she said.
They all played one set rather than full matches, and Shields liked what she saw from the team.
“It was great to get out and play against some other schools,” Shields said. “We also now know what we need to work on going into the regular season. I’m excited for Torrington tennis this year and how well we competed at this jamboree.”
The Torrington girls officially opened the season with a nonconference matchup with Cheyenne East on Tuesday, but both teams open conference action on Saturday in Rawlins at 1 p.m.
The Blazers return home for one of their only two home matches of the season on Tuesday, Aug. 23 against Cheyenne South. Action gets underway at 4:30 p.m.