Hotchkiss tops Roaring Fork |

Hotchkiss tops Roaring Fork

CARBONDALE – Erica Pelland admitted she was nervous prior to playing her first high school match as a singles player in Tuesday’s girls tennis dual against Hotchkiss. “I never played singles before. I played doubles last year, and I felt all alone,” Pelland said of her No. 3 singles match with the Bulldogs’ Chelsea Buntra.But the match turned out OK for Pelland. After losing the first set 6-2 to Buntra, the Rams sophomore rallied to win the next two sets, 6-2, 6-4, posting Roaring Fork’s lone singles match victory in a 4-3 team loss.Pelland said the difference in her play as the match progressed was coming forward to the net.”Coming up to the net got me more points,” she said.Both of Roaring Fork’s other singles players lost their matches in straight sets.Autumn Evans dropped a 6-2, 6-0 decision to Hotchkiss’ No. 1 player, Lela Rundle. Renee French, the Rams’ No. 2 singles player, fell 6-2, 6-4 against Christina O’Connell of the Bulldogs.Two of the four doubles matches had to go to a third-set tiebreaker to determine a winner.The Rams were 1-1 in those contests. No. 4 doubles Tasha Koziel and Celeste Comings earned a victory over Hotchkiss’ Rossanna Hardin and Naomi Ayers with 6-4, 7-6 second and third set wins after dropping the first set, 6-3 to their opponents.In the other tie-breaker Rams Kate Thayn and Stacia Comings fell to Jesse Baker and Stephanie Leger, 2-6, 7-6, 6-7.Roaring Fork’s No. 1 doubles team, Crystal Wanner and Ashley Jammaron, were defeated by Meghan Beard and Ashley Hudson of the Bulldogs, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. Kail Chestnut and Gilda Flores won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-4, in a No. 3 doubles match.Roaring Fork returns to the courts Friday for a home nonleague dual with Vail Mountain.Roaring Fork returns to the courts Friday for a home nonleague dual with Vail Mountain.

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