The Gates Tennis Center in Denver, Colo. once again hosted the Colorado Boys State Tennis Tournament on a beautiful day on Saturday, Oct. 13.
This years tournament included repeats and returns to the podium as Chatfield's Christian Holmes is once again the 5A No. 1 Singles champion and the Regis Jesuit Raiders bring home a team title for the first time since 2010.
Holmes suffered a torn meniscus just prior to the start of the regular season and he didn't return until regionals. So when the senior capped off his high school playing career with back-to-back state championships after battling through knee surgery his senior year it was that much sweeter.
"I've been looking forward to this for a year and I was super bummed when I got hurt," Holmes said, "but yeah it makes it that much sweater for sure."
Holmes defeated Regis Jesuit sophomore Morgan Schilling two sets to none (7-5, 7-5); however, Schilling's efforts weren't for nothing. His finish along with Kosta Garger's No. 2 Singles victory, Conor Kaczmarczyk's No. 3 Singles victory, Emilio Gonzalez-Cruz and Evan Nuss's No. 1 Doubles victory and an entire team effort earned the Raiders their first team title since 2010.
Regis Jesuit had 76 total points to finish the tournament followed by Cherry Creek (65) and Fairview (29).
Find full results from the 2018 Boys State Tennis Tournament here.