Aspen nets 7-0 tennis sweep |

Aspen nets 7-0 tennis sweep

Post Independent Photo/Kelley Cox Glenwood Springs High School's No. 2 singles player, Roni St.Pierre, plays against Aspen's Teige Muhlfeld (not shown) at Sayre Park Tuesday afternoon.

Home was not a comforting place for the Glenwood Springs girls tennis team Tuesday. In their first match in Glenwood after last weekend’s road trip to the Front Range, the Demons faced a powerful Aspen squad and wound up taking a 7-0 beating.”We had a couple of close matches,” said Demons head coach Phyllis Zilm. “It was tough. Aspen has a veteran group with eight seniors.”

The visiting Skiers won all seven varsity matches.In singles play, the Demons’ Jackie Weast fell 6-3, 6-3 to Aspen’s No. 1 player, Jen Liddy. Roni St. Pierre dropped a 6-0, 6-4 decision to Teige Muhlfeld. The Skiers’ Demetria Cayne took the No. 3 match over Glenwood’s Caitlyn Fowler after losing the first set to Fowler on 6-4 scores in the second and third sets.Aspen defeated Glenwood in straight sets in each of the four doubles matches.Caitlyn Dunn and Michelle Koehler ran off a 6-0, 6-2 outcome over the Demons’ Charee Carver and Kari Nesbit in the No. 1 match. Maggie Hoffman and Teagan Walter reeled off a 6-0, 6-1 victory against Cassie Croissant and Taylor Smith.

Smith, a JV player, filled in for Croissant’s regular playing partner, Maggie Tolan, absent for a school-related trip.Stacey Miller and Tamera Flanery lost the No. 3 match, 6-1, 6-4, to Aspen’s Reilly Gallagher and Robin Landis. Elyse Boelens and Caitlyn Carlson downed Glenwood’s No. 4 duo – Charlie Echeverria and Megan McGavock, 7-5, 6-1.The Demons end the regular season with a Friday home match with Steamboat Springs, then travel Saturday to the Homestead County Club tennis courts in Edwards for a dual against Vail Mountain School.

Emily Granato gave the Demons the lead and they never looked back as Glenwood breezed to a 6-3 win over Delta County Tuesday at Stubler Memorial Field.Tobie Rippy, who scored a pair of goals during Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Palisade, netted her sixth and seventh goals of the season.The win raised Glenwood’s record to 6-3-1 in the Class 4A Western Slope League (6-4-1) heading into Thursday’s league match at Steamboat Springs.

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