Sports in Brief: Mavs split tennis matches in Florida

The Mesa State College men’s and women’s tennis teams each split a pair of matches Monday in Orlando, Fla., the start of their week-long spring trip.

The men defeated Wartburg (Iowa) College 8-1 and lost to Grand Valley State 6-3. Jordan Chomko won both of his No. 1 singles matches, defeating Chris Buckingham of Wartburg 6-0, 6-1 and knocking off Mark Roesslein of Grand Valley State 6-3, 6-1. Chomko and Nick Provenza won both of their No. 1 doubles matches, as did the No. 3 doubles team of Brason Hollabaugh and Andres Hernandez.

The women defeated Wartburg 9-0 and were shut out by Grand Valley (Mich.) State. Kelleen Sera won her No. 1 singles match against Wartburg’s Molly Eslick 6-3, 6-0. The Mavericks won all nine matches in straight sets.

Kate Lowder, at No. 2 singles, and Amber Armendarez at No. 5 singles, took their matches to three sets against Grand Valley State before losing.

College Athletics

Mav Club luncheon is March 15

The next Maverick Club luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. on March 15 at Bananas Fun Park.

Youth Swimming

Four Dolphins compete at state

Taylor Kidd had three top-10 finishes to lead the Grand Junction Dolphins in the Colorado Swimming Inc. Youth Indoor State Championships last weekend at the Eldora Pool & Ice Center in Fort Collins.

The 12-year-old finished seventh in the girls 11-12 200-yard freestyle, ninth in the 50 backstroke and 10th in the 100 freestyle. She also swam in the 100 and 200 backstroke, 500 and 100 butterfly.

Carlos Matthews, 14, placed fifth in the 200 butterfly and competed in the 100 and 200 backstroke, 100 butterfly, 400 individual medley and the 200 and 500 freestyle.

Gustavo Peters, 12, and Kianna Colaizzi, 10, also competed in the state meet.


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