Mullen girls may not be able to defend their team championship, but they are going out swinging their racquets.
Through two days of the Class 4A Tournament at Pueblo City park, the Mustangs will have two spots in Saturday finals, both in doubles, and have another doubles team playing for third place.
Teamwise, they are in sixth place with 28 points. Cheyenne Mountain has a commanding 57, followed by Kent Denver and Palmer Ridge (41), Pine Creek (35) and Niwot (32).
As for line championships, Mullen’s No. 2 doubles of Aubryanne Leugers-Renee Hoyt will take on Katrina Weiskircher-Ulla Schultz of Palmer Ridge.
And the Mustangs’ No. 4 doubles of Avery Walters-Grace Brouillette will face Cora Goodwin-Juliya Yuskiv also of Palmer Ridge.
In playbacks, Mullen’s No. 3 doubles of Clara Dailey-Claire Lenich will meet Bella Prohs-Miranda Spooner of Thompson Valley for third place.
Play is set to begin at 9 a.m.
CLASS 4A TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Pueblo City Park
Team scores – Cheyenne Mountain 57, Kent Denver and Palmer Ridge 41, Pine Creek 35, Niwot 32, Mullen 28.
No. 1 doubles – Madeline Crites-Paige Nielsen lost 6-0, 6-1.
No. 2 doubles – Aubryanne Leugers-Renee Hoyt won 6-4, 7-5.
No. 3 doubles – Clara Dailey-Claire Lenich lost 6-2, 0-6, 6-4.
No. 4 doubles – Avery Walters, Grace Brouillette won 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.
No. 1 singles – Lexi Yost won 7-5, 6-4 in first round; lost 3-6, 3-6 in second round.
No. 1 doubles – Madeline Crites-Paige Nielsen lost 3-6, 6-3, 4-6.
No. 3 doubles – Clara Dailey-Claire Lenich won 6-1, 6-4.
No. 2 doubles – Aubryanne Leugers-Renee Hoyt vs. Katrina Weiskircher-Ulla Schultz, Palmer Ridge
No. 4 doubles – Avery Walters-Grace Brouillette vs. Cora Goodwin-Juliya Yuskiv, Palmer Ridge
No. 3 doubles – Clara Dailey-Claire Lenich vs. Bella Prohs-Miranda Spooner, Thompson Valley