The Durango High School girls tennis team was beaten 5-2 by Farmington High School on Thursday under Colorado High School Activies Association rules, winning at No. 2 and No. 4 doubles to earn crucial points in regional seeding.
Sierra Lillard and Kelsey Smith won their third match of four since being paired up four weeks ago.
"They're kind of clicking as a team," Demons head coach Dave Weisfeldt said.
Cassie Cathcart and Kari Bjorlin were the other winners for DHS, earning their way back into the varsity doubles lineup and justifying that place with a 6-4, 6-1 victory.
No. 1 singles player Sloane Phillips lost 6-0, 6-1.
"Sloane was bothered a bit by the blustery conditions," Weisfeldt said. "She couldn't get her footing correct, and the girl she was playing put a lot of spin on her shots."
Sarah Boyle lost at No. 2 singles 6-0, 6-0.
At No. 1 doubles, Allison Schell and Taylor Peterson lost 6-0, 6-0, a score that Weisfeldt called "frustrating."
"Because it looks like a blowout," Weisfeldt said. "They played a lot of very long points."
Playing under both CHSAA rules and N.M. prep rules for the benefit of both teams, some DHS players were able to gain extra experience in singles action, where the Demons picked up three more victories.
Although she didn't play an official CHSAA-sanctioned match, the Demons' Stephanie Sargent won the day's longest dual 7-5, 6-2, despite having very little singles experience.
DHS freshman Lauren Adams won 6-1, 6-2, and senior Linnea Bergfalk won 6-1, 6-0 against the bottom of the Farminton singles lineup under the N.M. rules.