Glenwood tennis gains valuable experience at Western Slope
GRAND JUNCTION – The best thing about facing a tough opponent in tennis is the experience gained from the match.
“It was a great experience. I gained so much. It really improved my game,” said Celeste Cashel after being eliminated Western Slope Invitational tournament on a 8-2 to Krista Herr of Montrose in Saturday’s No. 2 singles semifinal match.
Cashel, along with No. 1 singles Courtney McCallum, and two of the Demons’ doubles teams advanced to the final day of the two-day tournament on Saturday.
McCallum dropped an 8-1 pro-set decision to Steamboat’s Kim Harcelrode in her consolation semifinal match.
In the doubles tournament, Glenwood’s No. 1 team of Micaela O’Leary and Tessie Tracy advanced to the consolation semis by defeating Grand Junction’s Britanni Powers and Brittany Burdette, 8-1.
Glenwood’s Cheree Carver and Rachael Zancannella also moved to the consolation semifinals in the No. 4 doubles tournament with an 8-0 quarterfinal win on Friday over Montezuma-Cortez’s April Engelhart and Morgan Parker.
The results of Saturday’s doubles matches were unavailable at press time.
In matches played on Friday, No. 3 singles Molly Axelson and the Demons Nos. 2 and 3 doubles teams were eliminated after taking a second tournament loss.
Axelson suffered back-to-back losses. Losing matches to Kent Denver’s Lauren Ayers and Alexandra Vu from Denver Overland, respectively.
The No. 2 doubles team of Regina Waltsak and Jackie Weast lost its first match in straight sets to Christie Hodson and Courtney LaForest of Greeley West, then dropped out on a 9-7 pro-set loss to Montrose.
Glenwood’s all-freshman duo, Maggie Tolan and Lisa Saathoff fell to Grand Junction’s Miranda Kettle and Jillian Thompson, 6-0, 6-2, then lost 8-3 in the consolations to Sasha Lovato and Emily Palizzi of Arvada West.
The Demons are off until Thursday when they host Salida at the tennis courts in Sayre and Veltus Parks.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
Area prep basketball teams begin their 2019-20 campaigns with tournament action both home and away this weekend.