Anyone who has brothers and sisters knows about sibling rivalries – from who can win a bike race or who can eat the most Oreos – but Naomi and Wanda Halopainen, are not only twins, they are competing Roadrunners on the tennis courts, taking rivalry to a whole new level. The freshmen from Lahti, Finland […]
Metro tennis teams christened the courts at the new athletic facility with a championship finish by doubles partners John Qualls and Andrew Haralson during the first Roadrunner’s Invitational Sept. 20-21. The Roadrunners hosted men’s and women’s teams from CSU-Pueblo, Montana State University-Billings, Southwest Colorado Community College, Colorado Mesa University, Colorado Christian University, and Colorado College, […]
A hint of a southern accent hangs on his words, as new tennis head coach Daniel Hangstefer is fighting off a cold – a result of the climate change coming to Denver from Wichita Falls, Texas. The Tennessee native, Hangstefer, spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach for the Midwestern State University Mustangs, […]
The 12-year legacy that is Beck Meares came to an end on July 1, when the Metro men’s and women’s tennis head coach announced her resignation.
Meares, who is from Brisbane, began her career at Metro as a student-athlete, when she was recruited by fellow Australian Brad Trost, then Metro assistant tennis coach.
Tennis Metro men’s tennis player Gabriel Vlahos was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference academic player of the year. Senior Ryan Joyce was named first team academic all-RMAC, joined by junior Jonathan Evangelista on the second team. Seniors Sam Schall and Nikki Amos were named first team academic all-RMAC for the women. Joyce and Schall were […]
Cara Cromwell Freshman women’s tennis player Cara Cromwell earned the RMAC Player of the Year honor. She registered a 15-12 at No. 1 singles, winning seven of her last eight matches. Cromwell also played No. 1 doubles with senior Alicia Holm. The doubles team went 11-17. Cromwell lettered all four years at Rocky Mountain High […]
Metro tennis wrapped up their season with the women earning third place and the men fourth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament April 20-21 in Grand Junction. The No. 2 seeded women fell to Colorado Mesa University in the semifinals 5-3, but went on to beat Colorado State University-Pueblo 5-0 for the bronze. Freshman […]
Metro men’s and women’s tennis finished the season strong, pulling out victories against Colorado Christian University, Hastings College (Neb.) and CSU-Pueblo April 12 and 13 at Gates Tennis Club. The men’s team improved their overall record to 11-14, earning the No. 4 seed for the first round of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament. The […]
Metro men’s and women’s tennis fell to Western New Mexico 9-0 and 5-4, respectively, April 5 at Gates Tennis Center. “On the guys’ side, you always know that New Mexico is pretty strong. They won the conference tournament the last couple of years,” head coach Beck Meares said. The women’s matchup was between the two […]
Tennis Men’s tennis lost to Division I South Dakota State 7-2 on Feb. 17. Seniors Gabriel Vlahos and Alec Parmenter defeated their opponents in singles play. Parmenter earned his fifth victory of the year while Vlahos earned his sixth victory in single play. In doubles play Vlahos and junior Adrien Delvaux lost in the tie […]