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.