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LA tennis claims State Wide Invite

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By The Staff

The Los Alamos boys and girls tennis teams dominated their way to a first place finish last weekend.
The Hilltopper boys and girls claimed the State Wide Invitational Friday and Saturday in Albuquerque.
The Los Alamos boys outpaced Carlsbad for the top spot. In singles play, George Margevicius defated Hope Christian and Piedra Vista’s top singles but lost to Carlsbad’s Adam Overstreet.
Andrew Tang won two singles matches, while Thomas Chadwick swept the No. 3 singles bracket. JD Downing, Junseo Kim, Tim Martin and Donald Poston also helped Los Alamos by winning their respective brackets.
In doubles play, top doubles team of Tang and Margevicius, who swept top doubles bracket, led the Hilltoppers.
On the girls side, the Hilltoppers outmatched the defending Class 5A state champions Albuquerque Academy and runners up Farmington.
Sidra Hseih-Ratliff went unbeaten in the top singles bracket, while Katya Skurikhin claimed two wins.
Lauryn Anaya, Maia Menefee, Kayla Parker, Ann Sherrill, Serena Birnbaum, Rachelle Stokes, Alina Bulthuis and Mackenzie Cook all added singles wins for Los Alamos.
In doubles, Sherrill and Hseih-Ratliff won two matches, while Skurikhin and Anaya won three.
Los Alamos will partake in the Chapin tournament Friday in El Paso, Texas.