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Boys tennis: Toppers win team title going away at Carlsbad Invitational

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By The Staff

The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team won its third straight Carlsbad Invitational this weekend.

At the invitational, Los Alamos won five of the six singles flights and finished second in two of the three doubles flights to earn the team championship.

Hilltopper head coach Giri Raichur said this season’s Carlsbad Invitational victory was particularly satisfying to him, feeling his team had the best outing he had seen from his top six individuals.

Los Alamos was the only out-of-area team competing this weekend. All the other teams at the tournament were from southeastern New Mexico or west Texas.

The Hilltoppers picked up 75 team points, easily distancing themselves from El Paso (Texas) Burges, which finished as the runner-up with 51 points.

Here are Los Alamos’ results from this weekend’s Carlsbad Invitational:

No. 1 singles

Patrick Raichur, Los Alamos, def. Cameron Crawford, Lovington, 6-4, 6-0.

Raichur def. Drew Brown, Carlsbad, 6-1, 6-2.

Raichur def. Tanner Moore, Midland Christian, Texas, 6-1, 6-1.

No. 2 singles

Matt Whicker, Los Alamos, def. Jeremy Bush, Plainview, Texas, 6-2, 6-1.

Whicker def. Jacob Lovelace, Lovington, 6-1,6-2.

Whicker def. Adan Arbogast, Burges, 7-6 (2), 6-2.

No. 3 singles

Stephen Townsley, Los Alamos, def. Josh Ponce, Hobbs, 6-1, 6-2.

Townsley def. Garrett Nelson, Midland Christian, 6-3, 6-3.

Townsley def. Kevin Lambeth, Burges, 7-6, 6-0.

No. 4 singles

Chase Havemann, Los Alamos, def. Tyler Watts, Carlsbad, 6-1, 6-1.

Havemann def. James Brush, Plainview, Texas, 6-2, 6-0.

Martin Sabandal, Burges, def. Havemann, 6-4, 5-7, 2-6

No. 5 singles

Dominic Lucido, Los Alamos, def.Ben Clark, Midland Christian, 6-1, 6-0.

Lucido def. Cody Watts, Carlsbad, 6-4, 6-1.

Lucido def. Isaac Contreras, Burges, 6-2, 6-2.

No. 6 singles

Kirk Webber, Los Alamos, def. Jason Payton, El Paso Andrews, Texas, 6-1, 6-1.

Webber def. Rene Hernandez, Burges, 6-4, 6-3.

Webber def. Tyler Owen, Carlsbad, 7-5, 6-2.

No. 1 doubles

Raichur/Havemann def. Nayak/Lingnau, Andrews, 6-1, 6-0.

White/Arbogast, Burges, def. Raichur/Havemann, 6-1, 2-6, 5-7.

Raichur/Havemann def. Adams/Williams, Midland Christian, 7-5, 6-2.

No. 2 doubles

Whicker/Townsley def. Ponce/Gonzales, Hobbs, 6-0, 6-0.

Whicker/Townsley def. Miller/Watts, Carlsbad, 6-3, 6-3.

Aceves/Brown, Carlsbad, def. Whicker/Townsley, 3-6, 6-2, 4-6.

No. 3 doubles

Dominic Lucido/Kirk Webber def. Capps/Aragon, Lovington, 6-0, 6-0.

Lucido/Webber def. Owen/Watts, Carlsbad, 6-4, 6-1.

Lambeth/Holguin, Burges, def. Lucido/Watts, 6-2, 7-5.