PUEBLO — The Cheyenne Mountain boys tennis team finished strong Saturday, enjoying a runner-up finish at the Class 4A State Championship at Pueblo City Park.
Despite an injury to top standout Robbie Metz, CMHS rallied with big wins in doubles competition to give themselves a chance to repeat as state champs.
Ultimately, Niwot squeaked out the CHSAA team title with 38 points. Cheyenne Mountain and Mullen tied for second with 36.
Answering back from an early deficit, the senior duo of Bennett Ziegler and Miles Wagner proved victories in No. 1 seed action, topping Mullen 4-6, 6-3 & 6-2 for the individual state crown.
"It's pretty special, I wanted to do it again, and we talked about it at the beginning of the season that we weren't going to lose," Wagner said. "So based on that, having confidence going into every match suited us well."
It was another impressive performance at No. 2 doubles, with the senior-freshman combination of Carver Ward and Miles Hoover sweeping Kent Denver in straight sets (6-4, 6-2).
"We peaked, we played our best tennis this weekend," Ward said. "So today's match we went out, hit balls back over the net, and kept doing that until nothing came back."
In Class 5A, Cherry Creek took home the team title with Regis Jesuit taking second.