Tennis Player of Year took top singles spot at state

Morgan Schilling lost just one set through season while playing for Regis Jesuit

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Morgan Schilling, a junior at Regis Jesuit, is the 2019 Colorado Community Media South Metro Boys Tennis Player of the Year.

Schilling lost only one set all season and completed a 21-0 campaign with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Fairview’s Luke Silverman in the No. 1 singles championship match at the boys state tournament, which was held Oct. 18-19 at the Gates Tennis Center.

He lost the first two games against Silverman but rallied to win easily and went a step further this year after losing in the finals of the 2018 tournament to Chatfield’s Christian Holmes, 7-5, 7-5.

“There’s no doubt he was dominant in that match,” said Regis coach Laura Jones. “He was 21-0 for the year. Nobody beat him.

“He played in the toughest tournaments and played Creek a couple times. He did a great job of establishing himself as Player of the Year.”

Schilling defeated Jared Green of Arapahoe, Monarch’s Michael Conde and Nico Jamison of Greeley West before meeting Silverman in the match for the state title. Schilling helped the Raiders edge Cherry Creek for the state team title.

The only set he lost was to Creek’s George Cavo, but he won that match, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 , on Sept. 30.

“The season was good, an undefeated season,” said Schilling. “To be successful I had some pretty tough matches that I had to go through.”

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