In capping 2022, Mullen finished in sixth place and placed three of its four double steams on Saturday at the Class 4A Championships for girls tennis at Pueblo City Park.
“It was a good morning,” Mustangs head coach Jera Sturgell said. “Our kids played with their hearts, put it all out there and played their best.”
Tops were the Mustangs’ Avery Walters-Grace Brouillette, who defeated Cora Goodwin-Juliya Yusky of Palmer Ridge 6-1, 6-3 to win the No. 4 doubles title.
Mullen’s Aubryanne Leugers-Renee Hoyt finished runners-up at No. 2 doubles, where they fell to Katrina Weiskircher-Ulla Schultz of Palmer Ridge 2-6, 3-6.
And at No. 3 doubles, the Mustangs’ Clara Dailey-Claire Lench def. Bella Prohs-Miranda Spooner of Thompson Valley, 6-2, 6-1 to take third place.
“The girls played really well and there was a lot of good competition out there today,” Sturgell said.
The Mustangs entered the season minus five players from the 2021 title team and will head into 2023 having to replace four.
Cheyenne Mountain won the team title with 66 points. Mullen had 33.
CLASS 4A CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Pueblo City Park
Top team scores – Cheyenne Mountain 66, Kent Denver and Palmer Ridge 46, Pine Creek 30, Niwot 32, Mullen 33.
No. 2 doubles – Aubryanne Leugers-Renee Hoyt lost to Katrina Weiskircher-Ulla Schultz, Palmer Ridge, 2-6, 3-6.
No. 4 doubles – Avery Walters-Grace Brouillette def. Cora Goodwin-Juliya Yusky, Palmer Ridge, 6-1, 6-3.
No. 3 doubles – Clara Dailey-Claire Lenich def. Bella Prohs-Miranda Spooner, Thompson Valley, 6-2, 6-1.