Photo by Tamie Meck
Hotchkiss’ 3S player Azure Eller keeps his eye on the ball in his opening round 6-4, 6-4 win over Fruita JV at last weekend’s Delta Invitational Tennis Tournament. Eller was 2-1 for the tournament and lost in the final match against Grand Junction Central to place second. Eller was the highest placing Delta County player.
Azure Eller entered the Delta Invitational with a 6-1 record at No. 3 singles and a bad cold. But that didn't seem to bother the sophomore first-year player, who posted an opening-round, 6-4, 6-4 win over Fruita Monument JV, then caught a second wind, posting a 6-2, 6-0 win in the semifinals over Montrose.