Boys Tennis: Key dates, information for 2016 season

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Overland High School boys tennis David Kijak and Draden Hoover on Thursday Aug. 04, 2016 at Aurora Sentinel. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel
Junior David Kijak, left, and senior Draden Hoover both return to the Overland boys tennis team seeking to make the Class 5A boys state tennis tournament for the second straight season. Hoover (No. 1 singles) and Kijak (No. 2 singles) are two of 11 state qualifiers from Aurora programs to return for the 2016 season, which begins Aug. 18. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

2016 AURORA BOYS TENNIS KEY DATES, INFORMATION

Key dates: Aug. 15 — Practice begins; Aug. 18 — Regular season begins; Sept. 29 — Class 5A boys league play completed; Sept. 30 — 5A boys regionals determined; Oct. 8 — 5A regionals completed; Oct. 13-15 — State championships (5A, Gates Tennis Center, Denver; 4A, Pueblo City Park)

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Class 5A Regionals (determined by final league standings): Region 1 (Centennial League host) — Centennial No. 1, Denver No. 2, EMAC No. 2, Jeffco No. 4, Continental No. 6, Colorado Springs Metro No. 5, Front Range No. 12; Region 2 (Front Range League host) — Front Range No. 1, Jeffco No. 2, Colorado Springs Metro No. 3, Continental No. 5, Centennial No. 4, Front Range No. 8, Continental No. 11; Region 3 (Continental League host) — Continental No. 1, Centennial No. 2, Jeffco No. 3, Colorado Springs Metro No. 4, Front Range No. 7, Jeffco No. 7, Continental No. 10, Front Range No. 13; Region 4 (Denver League host) — Denver No. 1, Colorado Springs Metro No. 2, Front Range No. 4, Jeffco No. 5, Denver No. 4, Centennial No. 7, Continental No, 9; Region 5 (Soutwestern League host) — Southwester No. 1, Southwestern No. 2, Southwestern No. 3, Continental No. 3, Front Range No. 6, Centennial No. 6, Jeffco No. 8; Region 6 (Jeffco League host) — Jeffco No. 1, Front Range No. 3, Centennial No. 3, EMAC No. 3, Continental No. 7, Colorado Springs Metro No. 6, Front Range 11; Region 7 (Continental League host) — Continental No. 2, Colorado Springs Metro No. 1, Front Range No. 5, Denver No. 3, Centennial No. 5, EMAC No. 4, Front Range No. 9; Region 8 (Front Range host) — Front Range No. 2, Continental No. 4, EMAC No. 1, Jeffco No. 6, Continental No. 8, Colorado Springs Metro No. 7, Front Range No. 10

Aurora coaches: Cherokee Trail — Liz Creamer; Eaglecrest — Alex Moore; Grandview — Jeff Ryan; Overland — Arlandus Lowe; Rangeview — Zeb Carabello; Regis Jesuit — Laura Jones; Smoky Hill — Jeff Davis

Returning Class 5A state placers: Luca Abbott, Regis Jesuit, sr. (state champion, No. 2 doubles); Will Dennen, Regis Jesuit, jr. (third place, No. 4 doubles); Kosta Garger, Regis Jesuit, soph. (second place, No. 3 doubles); Matt McCarthy, Regis Jesuit, jr. (third place, No. 4 doubles); Erich Nuss, Regis Jesuit, sr. (state champion, No. 1 doubles); Evan Nuss, Regis Jesuit, soph. (second place, No. 3 doubles); Patrick Seby, Regis Jesuit, jr. (state champion, No. 2 doubles)

Returning 5A state qualifiers: Draden Hoover, Overland, sr. (No. 1 singles); David Kijak, Overland, jr. (No. 2 singles); Tom Parsons, Cherokee Trail, sr. (No. 2 doubles); Matthew Yan, Grandview, jr. (No. 2 doubles)

Other Aurora players to watch: Illijah Bailey, Grandview, jr.; Adhithya Basker, Grandview, sr.; Tim Chang, Rangeview, sr.; Andy Hansman, Eaglecrest, sr.; Jacob Stockinger, Rangeview, sr.; Rohan Suri, Grandview, sr.; Cooper Tedstrom, Eaglecrest, sr.; Michael Troutman, Grandview, sr.; Dylan Zumar, Cherokee Trail, sr.

Courtney Oakes is Sports Editor of the Aurora Sentinel. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. FB: Aurora Prep Sentinel