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Tennis: Hilltopper boys, girls dominant at Farmington

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By Mike Cote

The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team dismantled its opponents at Saturday’s Farmington Invitational, although head coach Bruce Cottrell is quick to add a caveat.

Los Alamos dropped just two matches in three duals, pounding Piedra Vista, Belen and the host Farmington Scorpions.

If the ’Topper girls can take care of business at Friday’s and Saturday’s District 2AAAA tournament, they will have an excellent argument for the top seed at the Class AAAA team tournament.

However, Cottrell considers the Scorpions a threat to his team’s chances for a second straight AAAA title and Cottrell was quick to point out that the Scorpions were missing three of their top six singles players due to illness this weekend.

The three dual sweep bumped up the Hilltoppers’ record to 13-2 on the season. They haven’t lost to a Class AAAA team in 2008.

Los Alamos’ boys, meanwhile, dropped just one match in their three duals meets, that coming via an injury default at No. 2 doubles with the Hilltoppers’ Stephen Townsley/Daniel Trugman up 4-2 in the first set against Fernando Charley/Cory Burns of Piedra Vista. Trugman suffered an ankle injury in the match.

With those three wins, Los Alamos moved to 11-2 on the season heading into the district tournament.

Here are Los Alamos’ results from Friday’s and Saturday’s Farmington Invitational:

Boys

Los Alamos 8, Piedra Vista 1

No. 1 singles

Patrick Raichur, Los Alamos, def. Mitch Clarke, 6-3, 6-2.

No. 2 singles

Matt Whicker, Los Alamos, def. Kyle O’Neill, 6-1, 6-1.

No. 3 singles

Avery Colby, Los Alamos, def. Fernando Charley, 6-0, 6-0.

No. 4 singles

Ben Havemann, Los Alamos, def. Cory Burns, 6-0, 6-1.

No. 5 singles

Sean Erickson, Los Alamos, def. Mike Winer, 6-0, 6-0.

No. 6 singles

Jason Grider, Los Alamos, def. Carlos Jaramillo, 6-2, 6-0.

No. 1 doubles

Colby/Whicker def. Clarke/O’Neill, 6-0, 7-5.

No. 2 doubles

Charley/Burns def. Stephen Townsley/Daniel Trugman, 2-4 (injury default)

No. 3 doubles

Erickson/Grider def. Winer/Jaramillo, 6-0, 6-1.

Los Alamos 9, Belen 0

No. 1 singles

Raicher def. David Griega, 6-1, 3-6, 10-2.

No. 2 singles

Whicker def. Drew Sander, 1-0 (injury default)

No. 3 singles

Havemann def. Taylor Williams, 6-0, 6-2.

No. 4 singles

Erickson def. Kiko LaNear, 6-0, 6-1.

No. 5 singles

Grider def. Blake Matheson, 6-2, 6-0.

No. 6 singles

Townsley def. Konstantin Yaksinko, 6-1, 6-2.

No. 1 doubles

Colby/Havemann def. Grega/Lucero, 6-3, 6-1.

No. 2 doubles

Whicker/Townsley def. Sander/Kiko, 6-2, 6-1.

No. 3 doubles

Erickons/Grider def. Esell/Silvia, 6-0, 6-0.

Los Alamos 9, Farmington 0

No. 1 singles

Raichur def. Sean McGrath, 6-1, 3-6, 10-2.

No. 2 singles

Whicker def. Adam Ashworth, 6-3, 6-1.

No. 3 singles

Colby def. Zack Pavlik, 7-5, 6-3.

No. 4 singles

Havemann def. J. Laravee, 6-1, 6-0.

No. 5 singles

Erickson def. Kyle Hunt, 6-2, 6-4.

No. 6 singles

Grider def. Zack Walls, 6-3, 6-1.

No. 1 doubles

Whicker/Colby def. Ashworth Pavlik, 6-1, 7-6.

No. 2 doubles

Raichur/Havemann def. McGrath/Walls, 6-1, 4-6, 12-10.

No. 3 doubles

Erickson/Townsley def. Laravee/Hunt, 6-3, 6-7 (3), 11-9.

Girls

Team standings

1. Los Alamos; 2. Farmington; 3. Piedra Vista; 4. Belen.

Los Alamos 8, Piedra Vista 1

No. 1 singles

Lita Gregori, Piedra Vista, def. Jeena Kim, 0-6, 7-6 (4) 10-7.

No. 2 singles

Grace Kim, Los Alamos, def. Ali Rhodes, 7-6 (4), 6-3.

No. 3 singles

Brenna O’Hara, Los Alamos, def. Michelle Burgess, 6-4, 6-3.

No. 4 singles

Chelsy Smith, Los Alamos, def. Noelle Horvat, 6-4, 6-3.

No. 5 singles

Elyse Jalbert, Los Alamos, def. Shelby Reese, 6-2, 6-0.

No. 6 singles

Lauren Castro, Los Alamos, def. Jen Taylor, 6-0, 6-0.

No. 1 doubles

Kim/Kim def. Burgess/Rhodes, 6-1, 6-4.

No. 2 doubles

Townsley/O’Hara def. Gregori/Hovart, 6-3, 6-4.

No. 3 doubles

Desta Shelley/Emma Myers def. Reese/Taylor, 6-0, 6-1.

Los Alamos 9, Belen 0

No. 1 singles

J. Kim def. Brittany Vallejos, 6-0, 6-0.

No. 2 singles

G. Kim def. Stephanie Sanders, 6-3, 6-1.

No. 3 singles

O’Hara def. Britney Thompson, 6-0, 6-1.

No. 4 singles

Megan Townsley def. Ale Padilla, 6-1, 6-1.

No. 5 singles

Smith def. Jeriann Thompson, 6-2, 6-2.

No. 6 singles

Jalbert def. Karin Romero, 6-0, 6-1.

No. 1 doubles

Kim/Kim def. Loretta Lawson/Shannon Billingsley, 6-4, 6-0.

No. 2 doubles

Shelley/Myers def. Britney Lardner/Alisha Montoya, 6-1, 6-1.

No. 3 doubles

Smith/Castro def. Kassandra Trujillo/Caitlin Cano, 6-1, 6-2.

Los Alamos 8, Farmington 1

No. 1 singles

J. Kim def. Sammi Merrion, 4-6, 7-5, 10-1.

No. 2 singles

Tori Merrion, Farmington, def. G. Kim, 6-1, 6-2.

No. 3 singles

O’Hara def. Lyndsey Francis, 6-0, 6-2.

No. 4 singles

Townsley def. Abbie Dockter, 6-0, 6-0.

No. 5 singles

Smith def. Jill Sandoval, 6-0, 6-2.

No. 6 singles

Jalbert def. Erica Rasmussen, 6-0, 6-3.

No. 1 doubles

Kim/Kim def. Merrion/Merrion, 6-1.

No. 2 doubles

Townsley/O’Hara def. Francis/Sandoval, 6-2, 6-0.

No. 3 doubles

Shelley/Myers def. Dockter/Rasmussen, 6-2, 6-0.