Rams make most of tennis weather
CARBONDALE – The weather finally cooperated with the Roaring Fork girls tennis team, shining down on the court as the Rams beat Cedaredge 6-1 on Wednesday. With the win, the Rams have two victories in two days and are hoping to make it three wins in three days as they head to Salida today. “Today was the first nice day we have had,” said Roaring Fork head coach Doug Ellis. “We are 2-2 now and I think we’ll take Salida too.”The Rams took advantage of the nice day with quick wins that took less than an hour in the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles matches.Ashley Jammaron and Kali Chestnut shut down Cedaredge’s No. 1 squad of Alena Pinel and Elizabeth Puller 6-1, 6-3.
“We work together, we kinda complement each other,” Chesnut said of the No. 1 doubles team’s chemistry.Jammaron was just happy to get a match in.”It seems like it has been really hard for us to find a good day to play,” Jammaron said. “Every day we schedule a match the weather is crappy.” In singles, Sarah Armstrong recorded her first victory of the year by defeating Kelsi Anderson 6-1, 6-2.”It was fun,” Armstrong said of her match. “I played consistently.”In the toughest battle of the afternoon, Roaring Fork’s Celeste Comings and Estefania Maron took their No. 4 doubles match to three sets with Kristen Parker and Ashley Sullivan. After dropping the first set 4-6, the Rams rebounded and won the second 6-0. The third set went back-and-forth, but the Rams scored the final point to win 7-6.
In the No. 3 singles match, the Rams’ Isabella Volgger took Clairen Pederson to three sets, but came out on top, winning 6-2, 2-6, 6-1.Another Rams victory came when No. 2 singles player Erica Pelland faced Bruin Mandy Cheeseman. Pelland muscled out a first-set 6-4 win, hitting the ball with such force that it bounced over the fence twice. Pelland won the next set 6-2 for the win.Natasha Koziel and Stacia Comings, the No. 2 Rams doubles team, defeated Tami Chavez and Maria Chacon 6-2, 6-2 to round out the victories for Roaring Fork.Rams No. 2 doubles team, Maria Flores and Rianna Rollyson lost their doubles match 1-6, 0-6. Rams top Delta 5-2 on Tuesday
On Tuesday, Roaring Fork’s doubles teams were on, taking three of four doubles matches for the Delta Panthers leading to a 5-2 victory.The No. 1 team of Jammaron and Chestnut beat Delta 7-6, 6-4 while the No. 2 Rams squad of Koziel and Stacia Comings beat Panthers Amber Ballie and Mary Jones 7-5, 7-6.Celeste Comings and Maron, making up the No. 4 doubles team, played a closer match, but still came out ahead winning 4-6, 7-6, 7-6.On the singles side, No. 2 Ram Pelland downed Kylie James 7-5, 3-6, 6-4. Volgger also picked up a win by defeating Pilar Wong 6-1, 6-4.The Rams play again today when they travel to Salida. After having three matches this week, Roaring Fork will play four more next week, but Jammaron likes the schedule.”I think it is really good, it takes a little while to get into the groove and when we play more, we get in the groove,” she said.
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