The 2012 Delta Invitational Tennis Tournament survived the blustery winds of Friday (April 6) and finished tournament play on Saturday under sunny skies, and a much calmer day weatherwise.
As predicted, the Central and Durango tennis teams were the most dominant squads as they claimed first and second place respectively.
Central finished with 89 points and Durango 68 to run away with the top two places.
Durango won the 1 and 2 Singles titles while Central ran the table with wins in the remaining five positions (3 Singles through 4 Doubles).
Eva-Lou Edwards of Durango rolled over Central's Aimee Basinski in 1 Singles and Ellen Southworth gave the Lady Demons their second straight win of the tournament with a 2 Singles victory over Aspen's Haley Hopkinson.
Katie Murphy began Central's string of five straight wins with her straight set wins over Montrose's Alyssa Arellano in 3 Singles play.
The 1 Doubles team of Hannah Keeling and Emma Beckstead gave the Lady Warriors their second title with a win over Cortez's Charley Stewart and Emily Walck. Kiera Trujillo and Sarah Clow defeated Cortez's Mary Wright and Jessica Quinonez in two sets for the 2 Doubles' top spot.
In the 3 Doubles match, Claudia Montano and Bryce Lambert of Central narrowly defeated Roaring Fork's Shaeley Lough and Yantza Zarate, 6-4 and 7-5. The 4 Doubles team of Faline Farmer and Sadie Smith played well for Hotchkiss' Lady Bulldogs and had the distinction of taking their Central opponents (Stace Barragan and DeeDee Romo) three sets in a finals' match. The Hotchkiss duo eventually fell after starting out with a 6-3 win but lost the next two sets 6-4 and 6-2.
The battles for third place involved four Delta County participants. Diana Ortega, who has played well all season, fell to Durango's Erin Neale at 3 Singles. Delta's 1 Doubles' team of Becca Korthuis and Barbara Gutierrez won their match against Sara Cesardk and Lyric Fortson of Fruita to place third.
Cedaredge's 3 Doubles' team of Ashlee Love and Ashleigh Ballistreri won their third-place match in two sets over Aspen's Emily Puder and Emma Kaplan. And, at 4 Doubles, the Lady Bruins' duo of Kati O'Hern and Sieraa Mc Hugh easily defeated Monica Burdette and Alyssa Boher of Fruita for third-place honors.
This year's Most Outstanding Singles Player was Durango's Eva-Lou Edwards (1 Singles) and the Most Outstanding Doubles Players were Central's Hannah Keeling and Emma Beckstead (1 Doubles).blog comments powered by Disqus