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Demon doubles team named athletes of the week

Cable and Carver.

Carver and Cable.

The doubles tennis lineup at Glenwood Springs High School has had a familiar ring the past four years.

The Cable and Carver/Carver and Cable combination has teamed up all four years on the GSHS girls varsity tennis team. Their flawless success this season helped the two Glenwood Springs High School seniors win honors this week as the athletes of the week.

Jeri Cable and Crystal Carver, seniors who also excelled in other sports this year, have their sights set on a trip to the State Tennis Tournament next month.

They were selected for the athlete-of-the-week honors by GSHS staff and coaches. The honor is sponsored by McDonald’s restaurant.

Striving for state and relaying on their experience, the two have dominated their doubles division in Western Slope play.

“We both have different strengths and weaknesses. It helps us that we know each other so well,” Carver said.

“And we’re both pretty competitive,” added Carver, who helped the GSHS volleyball team qualify for the State Tournament last fall.

“We’ve played together so long … this is our fourth year,” Cable said. “We know how each other plays.”

Cable was a standout on the GSHS girls basketball team last winter.

She said that playing a two-person sport like doubles tennis is unique, compared to a team sport like basketball.

“It’s more that we depend directly on each other,” Cable said. She said with a bigger team, the responsibility is shared by more players.

But in doubles tennis, the players have to work together, Cable added.

“We try to cover for each other,” Carver said.

Next year Carver will head to the University of Denver, with an eye on intramural tennis and volleyball.

And Cable, also eyeing intramural sports, will head to Colorado State University in Fort Collins.


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