An inexperienced Durango High School girls tennis team learned its lesson the hard way again Saturday, this time from Southwestern League juggernauts Grand Junction.
After winning a lone match against Grand Junction Central on Friday, the Demons were blanked across town.
At No. 1 singles, Sloane Phillips was beaten 6-1, 6-1 by Charlotte Mooney.
Durango's No. 2 singles player, Sarah Boyle, in her first season playing varsity singles, lost 0-6, 2-6 to Liz Heaps despite playing well into the second series of matches because of the length of their games.
Ellen Southworth lost 1-6, 1-6 to Kirsten Schulte at No. 3.
In doubles, Taylor Peterson and Allison Schell were beaten by Alyssa Behrens and Maddie Mayduk, 0-6, 1-6, but Weisfeldt said the new partners benefited from the chance to work on their court positioning.
In No. 2 doubles action, Sierra Lillard and Kelsey Smith, the lone winners Friday, lost 0-6, 0-6 to a Grand Junction team that was more adept at dealing with their lobs and passes at the net.
Kendall Kniffen and Tyler Jamison dropped two consecutive sets 0-6 to Madison Gurley and Kylie Pond, and the team of Audrey Smith and Kalena Umbhau was beaten 1-6, 2-6 by Emma McGiness and Margeaux Prinster.
The Demons' next action will come on April 7, when they host Montezuma-Cortez High School.