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A local United States Tennis Association men’s team pulled off an upset in the final round of the Northern New Mexico District League championship.
Los Alamos’ team, composed of George E. Von Nieda, Thomas Kelley, Jerome Morzinski, David A. Shunas, Geoffrey B. Mills, Bob Nolen, James B. Harris and Sergey S. Kurennoy topped previously undefeated Highpoint Sports of Albuquerque, 2-1, to take the district championship last month.
The district tournament was held at the Lobo Tennis Center in Albuquerque.
With Los Alamos’ victory over Highpoint Dec. 11 in the 3.5 championship, the team qualified for the United States Tennis Association’s Southwest Sectional Tournament. That tournament will be played in early May in Surprise, Ariz.
Los Alamos finished the district tournament with a 9-1 record. To qualify for the championship round, Los Alamos held off Sierra Vista of Albuquerque and Santa Fe 2-1 a week earlier at the Lobo Tennis Center.