Photo by Christopher Tomlinson

Grand Junction’s Mike Cox, blue, of Grand Junction, hits an overhead shot Sunday with partner Tao Thongvanh, of Fruita, as Grand Junction’s Chris McGlade, green, and Steamboat Springs’ Chris Montgomery wait to return during the men’s open doubles pickleball division championship of the Taco Bell Western Slope Open at Lincoln Park.

Montgomery, McGlade win pickleball division

All Chris Montgomery and Chris McGlade needed Sunday during the second set of their championship match was to regroup.
Playing against Mike Cox and Tao Thongvanh in the final of the men’s open doubles pickleball division of the Taco Bell Western Slope Open Montgomery and McGlade were using pinpoint placement shots but trailed by five points thanks to the powerful point shots Thongvanh.
That’s when Montgomery an McGlade regrouped to talk over strategy, and it worked. The pair rallied for nine of the next 11 points to win the tournament title with an 11-5, 11-9 victory at Lincoln Park.

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