The Laramie High School’s boys team dominated the Wyoming State Tennis Tournament this year. They took home 45 points and the first state title since they won in 2013-14.

The tournament started on Thursday the 21st and continued until Saturday the 23rd.

Laramie’s boys team had two No. 1 seeds going into the tournament, the No. 1 doubles team consisting of seniors Ky Fike and Ben Graeff and the No. 2 doubles, senior Miles Stump and junior Noah Dreiling.

The No. 2 seeds for Laramie were sophomore Kyle Moore, who is No. 1 singles, and the No. 3 doubles team, seniors Jason Scott and Eric Van Wig.

The girls had a few high seeds, including the No. 3 doubles team with senior Courtney Hamilton and sophomore Hannah Brin.

Starting on Thursday, the boy’s all advanced into the next day, advancing all three doubles teams and the two singles players. They sat in third place after the first day with 10 points.

“It was super hard to focus on the courts because it was so loud,” said Kyle Moore about the first day of play.

The girl’s advanced two doubles teams into the semifinals and everyone else progressed into the second day of play.

On Friday the boys advanced all three of their doubles teams into the final and one of their single players. They even guaranteed the state title a day early. They ended Friday with 29 points, 6 more then Campbell County, who held second place.

Even if the Plainsmen didn’t win a match on Saturday, they still would have received at least 37 points, when the most Campbell County could get is 36.

I felt relieved and didn’t feel any pressure going into the finals on Saturday,” said Kyle Moore.

The three doubles teams only dropped one match in the semifinals. Moore won two consolation matches to advance to the third place match on Saturday.

On the girls side the No. 3 doubles team with Hamilton and Brin continued into the finals.

Saturday, Hamilton and Brin played Kelly Walsh’s Delany and Allsop, winning the first set, but dropping the second two. The Lady Plainsmen finished 6th overall.

For No. 1 singles Moore won his first set against Jackson’s Fairbanks, but lost the last two.

“It was a great experience and a really good time,” said Moore.

Laramie’s boys took home state championships at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles.

The No. 1 doubles team with Fike and Graeff played against Santomauro and Scher from Jackson. The first game was close, going to a tiebreaker. Laramie won the tiebreaker 7-2 then dominated the rest of the match with a 6-3 win in the next set.

No. 2 doubles with Stump and Dreiling started out slow against Powell’s Jacobsen and Prestor, losing the first set 6-4. But they picked it up, winning the next two sets 6-2, 6-2 winning the match and the title.