5A boys tennis tournament delayed by rain, schedule altered for Friday

(Ryan Casey/CHSAANow.com)

DENVER — A late-morning rain storm brought the Class 5A boys tennis state tournament to a halt on Friday, and caused the schedule to be changed.

The plan is to continue play with matches originally scheduled for Friday on Friday afternoon at Gates Tennis Center. This includes all matches through the second round of playbacks. Update: All matches will be played at Gates. None will be moved to Denver Tennis Park.

The hope is to be able to resume play at Gates with warmups as early as 2 p.m. on Friday, if the courts are dry by then.

If there are any matches still on the court at Denver Tennis Park after 10 p.m., they will be moved to Saturday morning at Gates at 8 a.m.

This plan will allow Saturday's original format with the championship and third-place matches to stick to their originally-scheduled 9 a.m. start, and also allow them to all begin at once, keeping the ceremony of the day intact.