All for one, one for all

GJ tennis team leans on strong bonds as state tourney approaches

Grand Junction freshman Jacob Lapkin is still learning to play team tennis. Lapkin has been playing in United States Tennis Association tournaments as an individual for a number of years, but this is his first experience in a team setting. Lapkin plays No. 2 singles for the Tigers, who sent their whole team to state.



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Grand Junction freshman Jacob Lapkin is still learning to play team tennis. Lapkin has been playing in United States Tennis Association tournaments as an individual for a number of years, but this is his first experience in a team setting. Lapkin plays No. 2 singles for the Tigers, who sent their whole team to state.

They swim, meet for team dinners, toss around riddles and play cards, football and ultimate Frisbee. All to help them play tennis. “We’re probably the closest team out…




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