Several members of the Castle Pines Village 6.5 mixed doubles tennis team stand proud and a little exhausted, while holding a United States Tennis Association (USTA) Championship banner after taking state on September 15.
By Elean Gersack; photo courtesy of Anthea Gerberg
One of the Castle Pines Village (CPV) tennis teams has a big reason to celebrate. The 6.5 mixed doubles team is headed to Las Vegas November 1-3 to compete in regional championships after claiming the United States Tennis Association (USTA) state title in mid-September. This is the first time CPV mixed doubles 6.5 has won state.
The twelve-member CPV team, captained by Eamon Twomey, pulled out impressive wins during the championship weekend held at Pinehurst Country Club in Denver on September 14 and 15. CPV took first place in its four-team division flight; shut out Bear Creek Swim and Tennis 3-0 in the semi-finals; and finally beat Pinehurst Country Club in the final match-up, 2-1.
“It was truly a team effort with every member of the team playing in the Colorado championships to help push us to victory,” said Twomey.
In Las Vegas, CPV will compete against the top teams from Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana and Utah. “We hope to bring home the USTA intermountain trophy!” added Twomey.