CHS tennis team falls to GJJV

By Wayne Crick

The Cedaredge Bruins were in Grand Junction to face Central's Warriors on the tennis courts. Central won the match 5-2 with Cedaredge's two wins coming in 1 and 4 Doubles play.

Central's Kat Geisler defeated Clarity Call, 6-1 and 6-1, in 1 Singles action; Akaycia Berger gave the Warriors a second win at 2 Singles with a 6-2 and 6-1 win over Cedaredge's Samantha Ribbens and Victoria Gabardi defeated Cedaredge's Sarah Tullis, 6-0 and 6-1, in 3 Singles play.

Cedaredge's 1 Doubles team of Addison Schwarz and Niala Stair won its match against Georgia Swelstad and Alivia Weiszbrod, 6-4 and 6-4. At 2 Doubles, Central's Jessica Stouder and Sara Barnes defeated Caitlyn Bowen and Olivia McCracken 6-1 and 6-4. The Bruins' Megan Branson and Payton Donahue lost their 3 Doubles match against Vanessa Wilson and Maddison Strychalski, 6-1 and 6-1.

The final match was a win for Cedaredge with the Bruins' 4 Doubles team of Niala Stair and Daizy McCarty needing three sets to get past Kerri Bench and Julia Trujillo 4-6, 6-4, 0-0 (10-6).

Aspen leads the nine-team 3A Region 8 tennis standings with a 1-1 overall and a 1-0 league mark. Cedaredge is third (1-6 and 1-4). Delta is fourth (1-2 and 0-1).

Cedaredge plays at Vail Mountain (Vail) on April 11 at 4 p.m. and is back in Grand Junction to face the Tigers on April 13 at 3:30 p.m.

A matchup against Paonia awaits the Bruins on April 18 at Bill Heddles Recreation Center at 4 p.m.