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Chatfield junior Christian Holmes rallied from down a set to defeat Fairview’s Tom Melville 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 to win the 5A state boys tennis championship on Saturday at the Gates Tennis Center in Denver. Holmes is the first Jeffco player to win the 5A title since 1996 and just the fifth dating back to 1927.
MAKING A STATE-MENT

DENVER — Chatfield’s junior tennis star Christian Holmes surpassed expectations on Saturday, not only winning the 5A state tennis tournament at No. 1 singles, but also being the first player at a singles position to win state in Chatfield school history.

It was also the first time a Jeffco player had won the title in the largest classification (5A) since 1996 and the fifth time ever since state tennis first began in 1927.

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