Boys Tennis: Five championships help Regis Jesuit net Western Slope Invitational team title

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GRAND JUNCTION | Traveling to Grand Junction for the Western Slope Invitational proved quite fruitful for the Regis Jesuit boys tennis team.

When play wrapped up for the two-day tournament at the Elliott Tennis Center and Canyon View Park Saturday, coach Laura Jones’ Raiders racked up 183 points to top a quality field of 16 teams from schools on the Western Slope and metro area.

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Regis Jesuit doubles teams swept the championships at all four positions and senior Max Koszowski made it a fifth winner at No. 2 singles as the Raiders just outdistanced Heritage (179) and Chatfield (174) for the team crown.

Koszowski — who won a Class 5A state championship with junior Luca Abbott at No. 4 doubles, but moved all the way up to the No. 2 singles spot this season — knocked off Heritage’s Jack Alexander 6-2, 6-2 in a key head-to-head championship matchup between the top two teams.

Abbott also claimed a Western Slope Invite title with new partner Patrick Seby at No. 2 doubles. The Raiders’ duo nearly blanked Chatfield’s Zac Meyer and Elliot Takaki, winning 6-0, 6-1.

Senior Steven Bummer, who has moved up to No. 1 doubles from the No. 3 spot, where he played for a state championship last season, teamed with former No. 3 singles player Erich Nuss for a straight set victory.

Regis Jesuit’s No. 3 duo of Kosta Garger and Evan Nuss and the No. 4 tandem of Will Dennen and Matt McCarthy also needed just two sets to win their titles.

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WESTERN SLOPE BOYS TENNIS INVITATIONAL

Sept. 4-5 at Elliott Tennis Center and Canyon View Park

Team scores: 1. REGIS JESUIT 183 points; 2. Heritage 179; 3. Chatfield 174; 4. Steamboat Springs 161; 5. Denver East 155; 6. Mountain Vista 140; 7. Aspen 118; 8. Grand Junction 107; 9. Ralston Valley 101; 10. Arvada West 69; 11. Littleton 53; 12. Fruita Monument 52; T13. Durango 45; T13. Columbine 45; 15. Dakota Ridge 36; 16. Central 33

CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES

No. 1 singles — Kai Smith (Denver East) def. Christian Holmes (Chatfield), 6-4, 6-3; No. 2 singles — MAX KOSZOWSKI (REGIS JESUIT) def. Jack Alexander (Heritage), 6-2, 6-2; No. 3 singles — Ben Blea (Heritage) def. Eli Wiener (Denver East), 6-3, 6-4; No. 1 doubles — STEVEN BUMMER/ERICH NUSS (REGIS JESUIT) def. Sam Meyer/Austin Stutz (Chatfield), 6-3, 6-1; No. 2 doubles — LUCA ABBOTT/PATRICK SEBY (REGIS JESUIT) def. Zac Meyer/Elliot Takaki (Chatfield), 6-0, 6-1; No. 3 doubles — KOSTA GARGER/EVAN NUSS (REGIS JESUIT) def. Jonathan Schreiber/Justin Sperry (Heritage), 6-2, 6-0; No. 4 doubles — WILL DENNEN/MATT MCCARTHY (REGIS JESUIT) def. David Glazer/Will Burton (Denver East), 6-2, 6-4

SEMIFINALS

No. 1 singles — Smith (Denver East) def. Fred Edwards (Durango), 6-4, 2-6 (10-7); Holmes (Chatfield) def. Skyler Gates (Heritage), 6-3, 6-0; No. 2 singles — Alexander (Heritage) def. Patrick Ross (Chatfield); KOSZOWSKI (REGIS JESUIT) def. Charlie Smith (Steamboat Springs), 6-1, 6-2; No. 3 singles — Blea (Heritage) def. John Simpson (Chatfield), 6-2, 6-0; Wiener (Denver East) def. Chase Adams (Steamboat Springs), 6-3, 6-0; No. 1 doubles — BUMMER/NUSS (REGIS JESUIT) def. Matt White/Joe Borgerding (Steamboat Springs), 6-1, 6-1; Meyer/Stutz (Chatfield) def. Bryce Viorst/TJ Braxton (Denver East), 6-1, 6-4; No. 2 doubles — Meyer/Takaki (Chatfield) def. Atsuki Inuoue/Ethan Simmons (Mountain Vista), 7-6 (3), 3-6 (11-9); ABBOTT/SEBY (REGIS JESUIT) def. Eric Dellavalle/Jonny Cook (Denver East), 6-1, 6-4; No. 3 doubles — Schreiber/Sperry (Heritage) def. Wesley Wooden/Miles Bock (Denver East), 6-3, 6-3; GARGER/NUSS (REGIS JESUIT) def. Sam Shaver/Colton Prout (Grand Junction), 6-1, 6-1; No. 4 doubles — DENNEN/MCCARTHY (REGIS JESUIT) def. Will Dixon/Grant Smith (Mountain Vista), 7-5, 6-2; Glazer/Burton (Denver East) def. Jack Bender/Peter Wharton (Steamboat Springs), 6-0, 6-4