No. 1 singles player Sloane Phillips led the Durango High School girls tennis team Saturday on the second day of play at the annual Western Slope Open in Grand Junction.
Playing in the consolation bracket, Phillips won two matches to advance to the consolation final. She defeated the No. 1 from Pueblo West 10-3 in her first match Saturday. In the consolation bracket, 10-game pro set matches were used.
Phillips beat Greeley West 10-1 in her second match of the day.
"Sloane looked solid in both matches. She played well and cut down on her unforced errors," DHS tennis coach Dave Weisfeldt said. "We had great tennis from her (Saturday)."
She fell in the consolation final 10-4 to Heritage.
"The rest of the team kind of struggled," Weisfeldt said.
At No. 2 singles, Durango's Sarah Boyle lost 10-2 to Pueblo South in the consolation bracket.
At No. 3 singles, Allison Schell lost 10-2 to Pueblo South.
At No. 1 doubles, Durango's Taylor Peterson and Lauren Adams lost 8-0 to Greeley Central. The teams were supposed to play a 10-game pro set, but instead played the eight-gamer.
Ellen Southworth and Kari Bjorlin, at No. 2 doubles, lost to Pueblo South 8-6.
"That was a real competitive match," Weisfeldt said. "They did a good job."
At No. 3 doubles, Durango's Stephanie Sargent and Sierra Lillard lost 10-0 to Dakota Ridge.
And at No. 4 doubles, Kelsey Smith and Cassie Cathcart lost 10-1 to Greeley Central.
The Demons picked up match experience at the two-day tournament, preceded by a dual against Fruita Monument, Weisfeldt said.
The DHS girls tennis team heads back to Grand Junction next weekend for duals against Central and Grand Junction.