Demons rack up a win
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
CARBONDALE, Colorado – A singles sweep propelled Glenwood Springs to a girls tennis win at Roaring Fork on Thursday.
Sarai Zilm, Brandi Vinger and Claire Wolcott all collected singles wins for the Demons in Carbondale. Sadie Dickinson and Tessa Ebert added a victory at No. 2 doubles as Glenwood kept alive a lengthy win streak against the Rams.
Vinger outlasted No. 2 singles counterpart Paolo Santiago, 6-4, 7-6 (2).
At No. 1 singles, Zilm defeated Kenia Reyna in straight sets (6-0, 6-0) and, at No. 3 singles, Wolcott topped Nicole Cerdenola (6-2, 6-2).
Dickinson and Ebert scored a three-set win over Mariah Ahumada and Leanna Jenkins (3-6, 6-4, 10-6).
“We’ve been doing pretty well,” said Vinger, a senior. “This is one of the bigger teams we’ve had here. We’ve all been playing pretty well.”
Vinger, who said she has only one loss in league play this season, is vying for a second straight trip to the state tournament. She was the first Demon in some time to qualify last spring.
“I hope to make it to state again,” she said. “In the summer, I practiced a lot more. I’ve been trying hard this season to win my matches.”
A couple of Rams – No. 1 doubles duo Adriana Perez and Michelle Lopez – share Vinger’s goal of qualifying for state. On Thursday, the pair dispatched of Tess Libby and Elise Metzger in straight sets, 6-4, 6-1.
This is the second season Perez and Lopez have played together. They credit the success they’ve enjoyed this season to communication. They’re also pretty good friends.
“In and out of the courts,” Lopez said.
Both feel a trip to state is a possibility.
“If we keep on working hard,” Perez said.
Perez and Lopez weren’t the only Roaring Fork doubles pairs to win on Thursday.
Shaeley Lough and Brianda Perea defeated Erin Fangman and Morley Perrin at No. 3 doubles, 6-1, 6-1.
Glenwood Springs’ Corrine Passey and Hannah Nilsson defeated Roaring Fork’s Stephanie Vega and Victoria Schlueter, 6-4, 7-6 (3), at No. 4 doubles.
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