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Dave Adams spent his Tuesday night watching his body of work — part of it, anyway — recognized as his girls’ state championship teams were inducted into the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame.
The boys’ team completed its 17th 4A title under Adams this season, giving the school 33 combined girls’ and boys’ titles since 1986 — Adams has been with the boys’ team for all of them and with the girls’ program for the past six years. It’s an overwhelming number of titles that tends to obscure the finer details — like the job Adams has done to develop the talent he receives.
This year Adams rebuilt all four doubles teams and two of them won titles.
The Indians’ rise to power in the boys’ game coincided with Adams’ arrival, and it will be interesting to see how it fares after he is gone (which he hints will be sooner rather than later).
Even if he returns, Adams must deal with the loss of seven seniors — including all three singles players — and he expects a “changing of the guard in 4A tennis.”
Other coaches were worthy, including Air Academy’s Ron Gorr in his farewell season and Liberty’s Joe Frasca, who built the Lancers into the best local 5A squad. Discovery Canyon’s Sportsmanship Award was a testament to the job done by Michael Humphrey. But taking a cue from the local Hall of Fame, there’s no reason to wait to honor Dave Adams. He’s as good as it gets and may soon be gone.
-BRENT BRIGGEMAN, THE GAZETTE
No. 1 singles: Stephen Moore, sr., Cheyenne Mountain
Unbeaten vs. local opponents, third at state
No. 2 singles: Billy Fielding, sr., Cheyenne Mountain
Took third at state, topping local rival Brandon Nachbar of Discovery Canyon
No. 3 singles: Andrew Venner, sr., Cheyenne Mountain
4A champ's lone loss of the year came against 5A power Cherry Creek
No. 1 doubles: Cole Benson, sr., and Austin Hampton, jr., Cheyenne Mountain
Undefeated 4A champs beat the top teams at all levels
No. 2 doubles: Matt Clancy, sr., and Nathaniel Rocks, sr., Cheyenne Mountain
4A runners-up after dropping three-set final vs. Colorado Academy
No. 3 doubles: Carsten Lux, sr., and Colt Sessions, jr., Cheyenne Mountain
4A champs, only losses coming to 5A Cherry Creek and Fairview
No. 4 doubles: Matt Ryan, sr., and Michael Sheldon, sr., Air Academy
4A champs, won all three matches vs. Cheyenne Mountain
No. 1 singles: Luke Lorenz, Discovery Canyon
No. 2s: Brandon Nachbar, Discovery Canyon
No. 3s: Keenan Kaltenbacher, Air Academy
No. 1 doubles: Mickey Martin/Jase Wyeno, Air Academy
No. 2d: Kent Schaller/Jeff Milliman, Air Academy
No. 3d: Nais Gaubatz/Everett Valtin, Air Academy
No. 4d: Robbie Boe/Will Geisz, Cheyenne Mtn.
Jarod Adducci, CSCS; Joseph Adducci, Vanguard; Taylor Ball, Air Academy; Joseph Besler, Doherty; Marci Birkas, Vanguard; Austyn Callahan, Vanguard; Jonathan Forte, Lewis-Palmer; Jeremiah Hansen, CSCS; Zach Inman, Pine Creek; Matt Jacobberger, Liberty; Noah Jones, Doherty; Kollen Kaltenbacher, Air Academy; Baylor May, Discovery Canyon; Nate Miller, Liberty; Kyle Osborne, Liberty; Eli Peterson, Doherty; Bruno Rolfs, CSS; Jared Stuart, Lewis-Palmer