Girls Tennis: Cherokee Trail singles players all earn way into finals at Far East Invitational

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Cherokee Trail senior Yinlin Li volleys at the net in a No. 3 singles semifinal match at the inaugural Far East Invitational girls tennis tournament on March 20, 2015, at Vista PEAK Prep. Li and teammates Kiran Dass (No. 1) and Morgan Frushour (No. 2) all advanced to the March 21 championship matches in singles play. Doubles rounds were held at Cherokee Trail, which co-hosted the tournament with Vista PEAK. (Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)
Cherokee Trail senior Yinlin Li volleys at the net in a No. 3 singles semifinal match at the inaugural Far East Invitational girls tennis tournament on March 20, 2015, at Vista PEAK Prep. Li and teammates Kiran Dass (No. 1) and Morgan Frushour (No. 2) all advanced to the March 21 championship matches in singles play. Doubles rounds were held at Cherokee Trail, which co-hosted the tournament with Vista PEAK. (Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | While the double matches of the inaugural Far East Invitational girls tennis tournament took place at co-host Cherokee Trail Friday, the Cougars’ singles players had an outstanding day at Vista PEAK.

No. 1 Kiran Dass, No. 2 Morgan Frushour and No. 3 Yinlin Li each won two matches on the opening day of the two-day tournament featuring a slew of Aurora teams and all three Cherokee Trail singles players earned their way into Saturday’s championship round.

Matches are set to begin at 9 a.m., with all championship matches and everything except for some consolation doubles matches set to be played at Vista PEAK. The tournament has a double-elimination format, so winners of the championship matches may face challenges from players who make it all the way through the consolation bracket.

The Bison had one singles player reach the championship match in senior Jordyn Probst, who earned the spot opposite Li in the No. 3 singles final.

Smoky Hill also has a finalist at No. 2 singles, while Hinkley and Rangeview had nobody win twice.

Fort Morgan and Fort Lupton managed one singles championship spot between them, as Fort Morgan’s No. 1 singles player meets Dass in the final.

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