Due to this week's spring break, Paonia took only two players to the annual Delta County Invitational tennis tournament.
Annavah Kropp received a first-round bye Friday, then fell in her opening match to Roaring Fork's Shaeley Lough, 8-6. Kropp was up love-forty in the final game, but Shaeley used her powerful and well-placed serves for the win.
Early elimination rounds in the double-elimination tournament used an eight-game pro set, in which the first player to win eight games wins the match.
On Saturday, Kropp redeemed an earlier league loss to Ciara Beegle of Hotchkiss with an 8-4 win, then lost, 6-1, 6-4, to Durango in the fifth-place finals.
Rosa Medina, who pairs this season at 1 doubles with Heather Wilczek, stepped up to play at 2 singles for the tournament. Playing in her first ever singles match, Medina lost to Isabel Portillo of Delta by a score of 8-2. Medina lost in a lively first-round consolation match to Montrose, 8-2.
Paonia will host the Grand Junction junior varsity squad at 4 p.m. Thursday. It finishes the season at home against Delta on April 25. The 4A Region 8 tournament opens May 3 in Grand Junction.blog comments powered by Disqus