Paonia tops Delta in tennis

Photo by Tamie Meck Paonia one singles player McKenna Erickson serves to Delta's Makyla Miramontez last Thursday during match play at Apple Valley Park. Paonia won the match, 5-2, losing at three and four doubles.

In its 5-2 win over Delta the Paonia tennis team swept the singles matches in straight sets last Thursday at Apple Valley Park.

At one singles competition, McKenna Erickson defeated Makyla Miramontez, 6-4, 6-0. At two singles Kelsey Stroud defeated Cassidy Parker, 6-1, 6-1.

And at three singles competition Emily Wilczek defeated Maysa Mulford, 3-6, 1-6.

In doubles matches, Kambry Hall and Ashley Zimmer defeated Lupita Portillo and Elena Melgoza, 6-1, 6-4, in two doubles match play. Alice Carrillo (playing for Macy O'Rourke), and Haley Park defeated Delta's Kaleigh Nethington and Pascalina Earley, 6-1, 6-4.

Three doubles and four doubles matches both went to tiebreakers. Delta picked up the win at three doubles, with Hannah Branson and Shyanne Steele defeating Ada Keenan and Jay Phillips, 6-3, 6-6, (8-10).

At four doubles, Paonia's Ikechi Elendu and Kaylee Carpenter split sets against the Panther doubles team consisting of Peyton Schuster and Amanda Fuller, 2-6, 6-4. Shuster and Fuller put the match away in a 10-3 tiebreaker.


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