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The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team picked up a solid win over the Taos Tigers Tuesday on the road.
Los Alamos won five of the six singles matches to coast to a 7-2 victory at Taos.
The Hilltoppers and Tigers were District 2-4A rivals until last season and had invariably finished 1-2 in district since 2000. Taos now competes in District 2-A-3A.
Stephen Townsley at No. 1 singles, came up big again, sweeping Erik Christian 6-0, 6-2. Nos. 3-6 singles, Paul Graham, Dalton Smith, Steven McCrory and Forrest White were all winners as well, with Smith, McCrory and White all winning in straight sets.
The victory Tuesday came on the heels of a rough weekend at Albuquerque Academy. Los Alamos, without most of its regular top six players, lost four duals at Academy’s tournament. Most of the team’s regular top six returned for the Taos dual.
Here are the results from Tuesday’s dual:
Los Alamos 7, Taos 2
No. 1: Stephen Townsley, Los Alamos, def. Erik Christian, 6-0, 6-2.
No. 2: Allan Palmer, Taos, def. Chase Rochester, 6-1, 6-2.
No. 3: Paul Graham, Los Alamos, def. David Torres, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 10-7.
No. 4: Dalton Smith, Los Alamos, def. Nathan Woolridge, 6-1, 6-1.
No. 5: Steven McCrory, Los Alamos, def. Issa Wilson, 6-1, 6-1.
No. 6: Forrest White, Los Alamos, def. Nicolia Pederson, 6-1, 6-1.
No. 1: Townsley/Smith def. Christian/Palmer, 6-0, 6-2.
No. 2: Torres/Woolridge def. McCrory/Grahm, 6-2, 6-2.
No. 3: Thomas Crotzer/White def. Galen MacLennan/Wilson, 6-1, 6-2.