Sabercats breeze by regionals, seek first State Title


Number Two Singles Zach Hartman returning a shot. Hartman and Fossil will be looking to win their first ever State Title.

Dylan Heinrich, Sports Writer

The Fossil Ridge tennis team won their regional tournament on Thursday, October 7.

The entire team triumphed in their respective tournaments, as all seven players finished first on the day.

Fossil’s number 2 singles Zach Hartman has been ecstatic with his play and the team’s success.

“My regionals was awesome. I only lost three games…we all did really well,” Hartman said.

Despite the regionals victory, Hartman’s favorite moment from the year came during the Front Range League Championship, where Fossil took home their first conference title in program history.

“Probably the League Championship. I beat a player I had previously lost to during the season…it was a really close match, the first match was at Fairview in three sets, it was a really tough match for me to lose. At the conference final, I was able to follow what my coaches were telling me to do, and pull out the win,” Hartman said.

Fossil has looked strong all year, as they went undefeated in conference play, adding both the conference title and regional victory to their resume, and are looking to bring home their first state title in program history.

“We definitely have a chance of winning, definitely top 3…we’re all going in as some top seed…we’re just really strong all around. We played all through the spring and summer, which I think is very committed,” Hartman said.

Hartman will be entering the tournament as the three seed, when Fossil heads to the State Tournament in Denver from October 14-16.