Delta High School's tennis team has had their ups and downs in the early part of the season.
On March 20, the Lady Panthers were at Central where they were shut out, 7-0.
One of the most contested matches was at three doubles where the Lady Panthers' Emily Kuta and Carmen Fausto took their opponents, Bryce Lamber and Abby Bridgett to three sets before losing.
Central won the first set 6-2 with Delta winning the second 7-6. Central rallied for a 10-3 win in set three for the match win.
On Saturday, March 24, the Lady Panthers faced Glenwood Springs in a 10 a.m. matchup. Delta won that match, 4-3, with their four doubles' team (Elise Scates and Rachel Tallent), going 4-6, 6-3, and 10-5 to win in three sets.
In an afternoon match with Roaring Fork, Delta scored another 4-3 win.
Alaisa Melgoza and Diana Ortega were winners at one and three singles respectively. Melgoza won in straight sets of 6-2 and 6-2 while Ortega had to go three sets (3-6, 6-4, and 10-8) to earn her victory.
Two singles' player Sabrina Archibeque lost in close 6-4 and 6-4 sets.
Delta's one doubles pair (Becca Korthuis and Miriah Martin) fell in three sets; 6-4, 1-6, and 10-8, to Adriana Perez and Michelle Lopez.
Annaly Ruiz and Barbara Gutierrez lost a 6-4 and 6-2 decision at two doubles before the Lady Panthers took control of the match with wins at three and four doubles.
In the three doubles match, Jessica Lujan and Fausto won a close game over Brianda Perea and Yantza Zarate with set wins of 6-3 and 7-5.
Scates and Tallent controlled the four doubles game with wins of 6-0 and 6-1 over Victoria Schlueter and Stephanie Vega.
This past week's encounter with Cedaredge was a 7-0 win for the Lady Panthers on March 27. The closest game of this match came in four double's play with Kuta and Tallent collecting straight set wins of 7-6 and 7-6.
A series of challenge matches at the beginning of the week, Delta's doubles' partners were different than the previous week. Gutierrez and Korthuis were the one doubles pairing with Martin and Ruiz playing at two doubles.
Scates and Fausto were this week's three doubles' partners while Kuta and Tallent had the four doubles' nod.
Delta defeated Vail Mountain 6-1 on Saturday in Grand Junction.
Delta will host the annual Delta County Tennis Tournament on Friday and Saturday (April 6 and 7). Matches will be played at both Cleland Park and Bill Heddles Rec Center.