Demons come up short against Skiers
ASPEN ” The Glenwood Springs High School girls tennis team fell just short of upsetting the Aspen Skiers, falling 4-3 in a prep dual here Thursday.
Aspen won two of the three singles matches and the two squads split the doubles contests.
Glenwood’s Molly Axelson, playing in the No. 3 singles spot, kept her record perfect in league dual matches with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Teige Muhlfeld for the only Glenwood singles victory. The senior has lost only six games this season in league duals and has yet to drop a set.
“It’s not really a surprise,” said Glenwood coach Phyllis Zilm of Axelson’s performance. “We were pretty sure she would do pretty well. She hasn’t had a hard match all season (in league play).”
Glenwood’s No. 2 singles player Courtney McCallum played the only three-set match of the day. She won the first set 6-0 over Jennifer Leddy and was up 5-4 in the second set, but couldn’t hold on against the Aspen No. 2. Leddy who won the second-set tiebreaker in five and closed out the match with a 6-2 win in the third set.
In doubles play, Glenwood’s Jackie Weast and Regina Waltsak downed Baylee Zwart and Robin Landis in straight sets 6-3, 6-2. Glenwood’s other doubles victory came from Rachel Zancanella and Caitlyn Fowler. The duo defeated Caitlyn Carlson and Katie Knowlton 6-3, 7-6 (5).
In junior varsity action, Glenwood defeated Aspen in three of the five doubles matches.
The Demons host Cedaredge in a makeup dual that was snowed out earlier this season Saturday at 11 a.m.
Alex Leddy, Aspen, def. Celeste Cashel, 6-1, 6-2.
Jennifer Leddy, Aspen def. Courtney McCallum, 0-6, 7-6 (5) 6-2.
Molly Axelson, Glenwood, def. Teige Muhlfeld, 6-2, 6-0.
Riley Gallagher/Kaitlyn Dunn, Aspen, def. Tessie Tracy and Lisa Saathoff, 7-5, 6-2
Jackie Weast/Regina Waltsak, Glenwood, def. Baylee Zwart/Robin Landis, 6-3, 6-2.
Maggie Hoffman/Keegan Walter, Aspen, def. Maggie Tolan/Molly Ackerman.
Rachel Zancanella/Caitlyn Fowler, Glenwood, def. Caitlyn Carlson/Katie Knowlton 6-3, 7-6 (5).
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