To avoid rain, 3A and 5A state tennis tournaments could condense to two days

(CHSAANow.com)

Facing a forecast of rain on Saturday, the Class 3A and 5A state tennis tournaments may need to condense to a two-day format, but as of Wednesday morning all three tournaments remain on a three-day schedule.

CHSAA assistant commissioner Bethany Brookens, who administers tennis, sent the following communication out to schools:

Play will remain the same on Thursday with everyone completing the first two rounds of the tournament. If we were to condense to a two-day tournament, the semifinals and finals would both happen on Friday at Centennial Park (3A) and Gates Tennis Center (5A), and there would be a possibility of players/teams having to play up to three times in the consolation bracket. Additionally, coaches should be prepared to have players at multiple sites.

A final determination of format will be made on Thursday, and communicated at the site of the tournament and on CHSAANow.com.

Thank you in advance for your flexibility. Our goal is to have the tournament completed by Saturday, regardless of weather.

This possibility does not apply to the 4A tournament, set to be held in Pueblo, because the forecast isn't calling for any rain in the area.

The 3A tournament, hosted in Greeley, faces the most dire forecast, with an 87 chance of rain overnight on Friday, and a 40 percent chance of rain on Saturday.

The forecast for the 5A tournament in Denver calls for a 50 percent chance of overnight rain on Friday, and a 40 percent chance of rain on Saturday.

Further updates, if needed, will be posted on CHSAANow.