Briefs: Local sports Aug. 28, 2009
High School Golf
• Tigers’ Holman wins in Pagosa
Cody Holman of Grand Junction won the Pagosa Springs Invitational boys golf tournament Thursday with a 1-over-par 72, edging Joey Saad of Fruita Monument by one stroke.
Montezuma-Cortez won the team title with a 229, Fruita was second at 232, with Grand Junction third at 233 and Montrose fourth at 238. Central finished seventh with a 245.
Ethan Grider of Fruita Monument shot a 77 and Chad Johnson led Central with a 78.
High School Tennis
• Tigers sweep past Montrose
With four freshmen playing their first varsity match Thursday, the Grand Junction High School boys tennis team swept Montrose 7-0.
One of those freshmen, Spencer Weinberg, made his debut at No. 1 singles, defeating Tyler Betz 6-0, 6-0. Last year’s No. 3 singles player, Parker Hegstrom, moved up to No. 2 singles and defeated Aaron Arellano 6-0, 6-0.
The doubles teams were led by the No. 1 team of Charlie Reicks and Sam Morgan, who defeated Ween and Joe Nunez 6-4, 6-2.
• Mavericks drop season opener
Right-side hitter Tessa Andrews led Mesa State with 13 kills Thursday but overall, Mesa State made 26 hitting errors in a 3-0 loss to Grand Canyon University in the Oredigger Classic in Golden.
Mesa State lost 25-15, 25-23, 25-23 in the season opener despite having more kills than Grand Canyon and pulling within one point late in both the second and third games. Andrews was one of only four players to have a positive hitting average, with five errors in 30 attempts. Bria Lovato had eight kills and Ali Tompkins seven in the two games she played because of a hamstring pull.
The Mavericks play two matches today.
• Mesa women picked to win RMAC
The Mesa State College women’s golf team received five first-place votes and is picked to win the 2009-10 RMAC title, the conference announced Thursday.
The Mavericks are led by preseason All-RMAC pick Jessica Berve, a sophomore from Farmington, N.M.
The Mesa State men’s golf team is picked to finish 10th out of 10 teams in the program’s first year.
The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs is the overwhelming favorite to win the men’s RMAC title.