DHS looks green to start the spring

The Durango High School girls tennis team’s first outing looked a lot like a first outing.

DHS lost 6-1 to Steamboat Springs on Thursday in Grand Junction.

“Just, you know, first match out of the gate,” first-year DHS head coach Laura Ehlers said. “Proud of everybody’s hard efforts.”

Kit Hackett most of all.

The Demons’ No. 3 singles player, picked up Durango’s lone win – a grind-it-out 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 victory.

Ehlers said she liked the grit Hackett showed in pushing through her three-set opener.

At No. 1 singles for DHS, Erin Neale lost 6-3, 6-1, and at No. 2 singles, Jamie Wanzek lost 6-2, 6-1.

For the Demons’ doubles tandems:

No. 1s Rachel Redders and Meredith Nass lost 6-3, 6-2.

No. 2s Hannah Liberman and Eva Eckstein lost 6-1, 6-2.

No. 3s Rachel Cooper and Jenni Snowberger lost 6-3, 6-0.

No. 4s Charlotte Piquet and Audrey Morris lost 6-1, 6-0.

“Overall, everybody performed really well for our first match – new coach, new team,” Ehlers said.