Boys tennis Class 5A state tournament underway at Gates Tennis Center

DENVER — The Jeffco League had a strong presence during Day 1 of the Class 5A boys tennis state tournament Friday at Gates Tennis Center.

Lakewood, Ralston Valley and Valor Christian qualified all seven positions for the state tournament that began Friday morning. Chatfield also qualified No. 1 singles player sophomore Daniel Smith, No. 2 singles junior Nick Bowers and the Chargers' No. 4 doubles team of Ian Boraks and Jacob Sandy.

The quarterfinals were scheduled to wrap up late Friday afternoon. The semifinals will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday with the championship finals scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at Gates Tennis Center.