Mesa sweeps Colorado Christian in tennis

The Mesa State men’s tennis team swept the doubles, won two singles matches and was leading the other four Thursday when rain wiped out the remainder of matches against Colorado Christian, giving the Mavericks a 5-0 victory.

The women’s team also won all three doubles matches and were leading all six singles matches when the rain came, so the coaches agreed to revert to the match between the teams from the fall, which the Mavericks won 5-0. The teams were rained out in Lakewood earlier this season so decided to play the day before the RMAC tournament, which begins today in Albuquerque, N.M. After the doubles matches were completed, Jordan Chomko defeated Matt Cooper 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles and Nick Provenza defeated Austin Howell 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4.

Both Mesa State teams play Colorado Christian this morning in the first round of the conference tournament.

Fishing

Kids derby is May 1-2 at Taylor’s

The annual Kids Fishing Derby sponsored by Gene Taylor’s Sporting Goods is May 1-2 at the store pond, 445 W. Gunnison Ave.

The derby is free and open to youths 12 and under. Preregistration is required to make sure there is room at the pond.

Anglers are allowed to fish for one hour or catch three fish, whichever comes first. All participants must supply their own equipment.

Information and registration: Gene Taylor’s Sporting Goods, 242-8165.

Cycling

Geng wins Criterium Series race

Richard Geng didn’t let the weather slow him down.

The Livetrainrace.com rider won the Grand Junction Criterium Series Men’s Group A (Pro/Category 1-2) 45-minute plus 3-lap race Wednesday night. Teammate Patric Rostel took second and Kevin Mullervy placed third.

Steve Slaughter of Livetrainrace.com won the Men’s Group A (Category 3) race and Robb Parsons of Livetrainrace.com took first in the Men’s Group B (Category 4-5) race.

Esmeralda Martinez of Livetrainrace.com won the Women’s Group A (Pro/Category 1-2) race and Avivah Hotimsky of Coloradobikelaw.com won the Women’s Group B (Category 4-5) race.

More than $800 in prizes and raffle items were given away to the racers after the event. The series continues next Wednesday evening at Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates. The final series race is May 5.

Auto Racing

Supercross event is Saturday

The Dave Middaugh Memorial Stadium-Cross is Saturday at the Mesa County Fairgrounds.

Advanced tickets are $14 for adults and $11 for children and senior citizens and are available at Motorcycle Accessories, All Terrain Motor Sports, Grand Valley Powersports, All Sports Honda, Grand Junction Motor Speedway, Davis Service Center in Montrose and the No Fear Store.

Gates open at 4 p.m. A freestyle jump contest will take place at halftime.

Entry free for the riders is $30 for novice, amateur and professional riders.

Information: 256-0107.

First drag races of season this weekend

Drag racing season begins this weekend at the Western Colorado Dragway, 115 32 Road.

The Columbine Ford Street Legal Drags are from 7-10 p.m. tonight. Gates open at 6. Gate fee is $7. Driver fee for street cars is $13.

The first points race of the season begins Saturday at 10 a.m. Gates open at 9 a.m. Elimination rounds for all classes begin at 1:30 p.m.

The gate fee for Saturday’s races are $10 (ages 13-older) for spectators and drivers.


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