The current 2019 tennis season had a poor start with inclement weather and tough opponents.
Cedaredge lost its first four matches of the season beginning with a 4-3 loss at the hands of 3A Region 8 league foe Vail Mountain on March 19. Delta defeated the Bruins, 7-0, on March 25 and Montrose blanked Cedaredge, 7-0, on April 1. Grand Junction Central dealt the Bruins a 6-1 loss on April 2 and last weekend's match against Basalt was a 6-1 victory.
Against Central (March 19) the Bruins were winners in the two, three and four doubles matches.
Azalee Hoffbauer and Katie Lindley won their doubles match 6-1, 0-6, and 10-4. Faith Vader and Leila Morton won their three doubles match 6-2, 2-6 and 10-6.
At four doubles, Kiele Rains and Michelle Varanai won in a match that did not finish.
Against Central on April 2, Hoffbauer and Lindley won their 2 Doubles match 6-4, 0-6, 0-0 (10-7) to record the only match won by the Bruins.
Last weekend, at Canyon View Park, the Bruins were winners in five of seven matches played against Basalt.
Payton Donahue lost (6-3 and 6-2) to Mari Elliott of Basalt in 1 Singles play; Megan Branson defeated Basalt's Maria Martinez 6-1, 6-3 in 2 Singles; Cedaredge's Julia Jackson was a 6-0, 6-2 winner in 3 Singles; Rebecca Hofius and Jordan Taylor defeated Basalt's 1 Doubles pair, Hannah Miller and Courtney Hassell, 7-5 and 7-5; Lindley and Hoffbauer defeated Basalt's Itzel Esparza and Yosi Melendez 0-0 (7-6) and 6-0 in 2 Doubles; Vader and Morton were winners in 3 Doubles play (6-0 and 6-1) over Cheyenne French and Monse Soto and the Bruins 4 Doubles team (Elizabeth Abarca and Paola Martinez) defeated Cedaredge's Varanai and Rains 4-6, 6-3, 0-0 (10-6).
Cedaredge visits Fruita Monument (April 10) to play the Wildcats junior varsity team at 4 p.m.
The Bruins are in Paonia on April 12 for a 4 p.m. match against the Eagles.