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Glenwood tennis sends two to state

The Glenwood Springs girls tennis team is peaking at the right time.

Two Demons players extended their season Friday with top-two finishes at the two-day Class 4A Western Regional Tournament held in Delta. The results give Roni St. Pierre and Caitlyn Fowler spots at the Class 4A state tournament starting Thursday in Pueblo.

Both players lost their title game matches to Steamboat Springs players.



St. Pierre, a Rifle student who plays at No. 2 singles for Glenwood Springs, fell 6-1, 6-0, to Breanne Murray and didn’t need to defend her berth in the playback round because she defeated third-place finisher Meredith Brown, of Montrose, in the first day of the tournament.

“She just played with very few errors, and I think that made all the difference in the world,” Glenwood Springs assistant coach Sue Geist said of St. Pierre.



Fowler, at No. 3 singles, lost, 6-0, 6-0, to Lisa Floyd in the championship, then downed Montrose’s Taylor Orahood, 6-3, 6-3, in the playback game to keep her spot in state.

“It was strictly a case where she rose to another level, a much higher level than we’ve ever seen from her,” Geist said.

Glenwood’s No. 1 player, Jackie Weast, survived into the second day but fell, 6-2, 6-2, to Vail Mountain’s Britton Bock in the third-place match. The Demons No. 3 doubles tandem of Stacey Miller and Tamara Flanery also fell in the third-place contest, with a tough 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 defeat at the hands of Becca Martin and Heather Johnson, of Hotchkiss.

Roaring Fork had one doubles team advance to the second day in Tasha Koziel and Stacia Comings. The tandem fell, 7-6, 4-6, 7-5, to Marci Jensen and Tara de la Rosa, of Montrose, in the third-place match.

As a team Glenwood took third place, while Roaring Fork finished eighth. Steamboat Springs and Montrose placed first and second, respectively.


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