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.
Thanks to the efforts of state Rep. Millie Hamner, House District 61, Colorado State University plans to re-open the Rogers Mesa research site.
The facility was taken out of operation in 2011, due to budget cuts throughout the CSU system.