The Kent Denver boys’ tennis team capped off its season with a marvelous performance at the 4A State Championships, earning one individual state title, one doubles state title and a team state championship, which they will share with Cheyenne Mountain High School.
The two schools finished the weekend with 57 points each—the first tie since the same teams split the state championship back in 1999.
Freshman phenom Nathan Gold swept every opponent he faced en route to the No. 1 singles state title, not dropping a single set on the weekend.
The same was true for fellow Sun Devils Jack Cramer ’25 and Mareks Zeile ’23, who teamed up to win the state championship in No. 2 Doubles. This is Zeile’s second-consecutive state title, after winning last year in the #4 doubles slot.
Senior doubles team Drew Fenton/Henry Johnson and sophomore doubles team Tyler Haymons/Sebastian Boada both contributed to the successful weekend with a pair of second-place finishes in No. 1 Doubles and No. 3 Doubles, respectively.
It took a team effort for the Sun Devils to capture the state title. Senior Arman Kian and freshman Max Gart placed fourth in No. 4 Doubles, while freshman Will Moldenhauer (No. 2 Singles) and junior Reed Haymons (No. 3 Singles) each made it to the quarterfinals in their divisions.
The 2021 team state championship is the 11th overall for coach Randy Ross and the Kent Denver boys’ tennis program, and its first since the 2017–18 season.
As postseason awards begin to pour in, Kent Denver learned that Coach Ross was named CHSAA’s 4A Coach of the Year, while Gold was named 4A Player of the Year and this week’s 9News Colorado Athlete of the Week. Zeile and Cramer joined Gold on the 4A All-State team. Go Sun Devils!