Doubles teams lift Fruita past Liberty
Fruita Monument won three of the four doubles matches to edge Liberty 4-3 in high school boys tennis Thursday.
Nick Rutan claimed the Wildcats’ win in singles, beating Matt Jacobberger 6-3, 6-3, and Fruita coach Clint Davis said Rutan “played his best tennis ever, beating a very accomplished Jacobberger.”
Fruita’s No. 3 doubles team of senior Matt Bishop and freshman Colton Reimer came back from a 4-1 deficit in the first set to win the match 6-4, 6-2.
That led Davis to say they “responded with their most inspired play of the season. They remained focused and rolled over a very solid Liberty pair.”
Marques Combs scored three goals as Palisade raced to a 5-0 halftime lead and beat Rifle 6-1 in Western Slope League action. Spencer Jackson scored a goal and assisted on three others and Damick Kinson had a goal and an assist for the Bulldogs (5-2, 5-2).
Taylor Head had eight kills and three blocks to lead Central to a 25-21, 20-25, 25-10, 25-18 win over Delta in nonleague match. Nichole McIvor added eight kills for the Warriors (6-7), Rayleigh Norton had seven kills, four aces, 15 assists and 11 digs, and Mariah Garcia led the team with 28 digs.