Longmont High School junior Henry Matheson bowed out in the 4A semifinals on Saturday and the Trojans finished ninth overall at the Boys Tennis State Finals in Pueblo. Neighboring Niwot High School captured the 2020 4A team title.
Matheson went down against Niwot senior Neil Wilcox 6-1, 6-1 in straight sets. Wilcox had an edge after only playing one match on Friday compared to Matheson’s two. Wilcox’s second round opponent had to forfeit due to an injury while Matheson battled Colin Boublik of Kent Denver to a 6-0, 7-6 win.
Longmont senior Danny O’Brien won his first round singles match but lost in round two to Kent Denver’s Finn Cooper 6-4, 6-1. The Trojans’ top doubles duo of Abenezer Keefer and Jimmy McConahy topped opponents from Pueblo Central 6-1, 6-1 but lost their quarterfinal match 6-0, 6-3.
Longmont’s Thomas Marshall and the duo of Tristan Rangel and Oliver Seamons also qualified for the state finals this weekend but were ousted in their first round matches.
Wilcox dropped the opening set 7-6 to sophomore Nico Jamison from Greeley West in the finals. But he came storming back to win sets two and three 6-2, 6-1 to exit high school as a singles champion. Niwot finished two points ahead of Cheyenne Mountain as a team.