Against Glenwood Springs on April 1, senior two singles player Kelsey Stroud posted the sole win for the Paonia tennis team, handily defeating Savanah Kelley, 1-6, 0-6.
The team had some long and hard-fought games against Glenwood Springs, said head coach Dee Holt, with four of the seven matches determined by 10-point tiebreakers. The one doubles team of Kambry Hall and Ashley Zimmer, two juniors from Hotchkiss, won the first set, 6-4. Glenwood battled back to win the second set, 6-4, and win the match with a 12-10 tiebreaker.
At three singles, Emily Wilczek was tied, 0-6, 6-3, before a 10-4 tiebreaker loss against Glenwood's Avery Nieslanik. At two doubles, Haley Park and Macy O'Rourke lost their match in a 12-10 tiebreaker, and the three doubles team of Jackie Mora and Jay Phillips ended in a 10-7 tiebreaker loss.
At one singles, Paonia's McKenna Erickson fell to senior Sophia Nelson, 6-0, 6-1, and the four doubles team of Ikechi Elunda and Kaylee Carpenter lost, 6-1, 6-2.
Paonia will host Delta at 4 p.m. Thursday, at Apple Valley Park. On April 18 it plays Cedaredge at Bill Heddles Recreation Center in Delta.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.