Photo by Christopher Tomlinson

Beth Brownson, left, high-fives her sister, Laura Ludlam, on Friday after winning a point in their straight-set victory over Tayvia Voytilla and Amy Espinoza in the Women’s 4.5 doubles bracket at the Taco Bell Western Slope Open. Brownson and Ludlam are playing at Taco Bell for the first time in more than 10 years.

Family matters

Sisters return to tennis roots at Taco Bell Western Slope Open

Beth Brownson and Laura Ludlam have fond memories of the Taco Bell Western Slope Open.
The sisters, both of whom graduated from Grand Junction High School and played tennis for current Tigers coach Carol Elliott, returned to the annual summertime tournament for the first time in more than a decade Friday. That long absence is in stark contrast to the countless hours they spent on the tennis courts when they were kids.

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