GS tennis team tops Paonia 4-3 |

GS tennis team tops Paonia 4-3

The Glenwood Springs tennis team bagged another match victory this week with a 4-3 win over Paonia.

The Demons picked up two singles wins and two doubles win for the victory against the Eagles.

Molly Axelson, at No. 3 singles, and Celeste Cashel, at No. 2 singles, won for the Demons. Axelson won a three-set thriller over Paonia’s Ivy Abshire, eventually taking the match 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.

Cashel defeated Jessica Mock 6-4, 6-2 in other Demon singles victory.

The No. 1 doubles team of Erin Leighty and Courtney McCollum won a marathon, three-set match over Bea Martin and Julia Bartlett.

The Demons lost the extended first game 6-7, with Paonia’s duo winning the tiebreaker 11-9.

But Leighty and McCollum rallied to take the next two sets 6-4, and 6-2.

The Demons’ No. 4 doubles duo of Crystal Carver and Jeri Cable also won in the Tuesday night match. The Demons won 0 and 1 over Rachael Green and Ashley Longshere.

At No. 1 singles, Paonia’s Lindsay Marek beat Caitlin Hague of the Demons 6-4, 6-4.

The Demons’ No. 2 doubles team of Micela O’Leary and Jackie Weast lost 6-4, 6-4 to Tiffany Knight and Katie Davidson of Paonia.

And at No. 3 doubles, Helen Greer and Syneva Peters of Paonia edged Tess Tracy and Regina Waltsak 7-6, 4-6, 6-2.

The Glenwood Springs girls tennis team, coached by Kim Schlagel, will return to the courts on Friday. Durango will visit for matches, scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at Glenwood Springs area tennis courts.

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