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Tennis: LA boys sweep all comers, girls go 1-2 at Clovis Quad

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By The Staff

The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team went 3-0 at last weekend’s Clovis Quadrangular, with two of those wins coming handily over two Class 5A teams.
Both the Hilltopper boys and girls teams took part in the quad, which included Clovis, Portales and Rio Rancho’s Sue Cleveland.
Los Alamos’ boys earned a 7-2 victory over Clovis Friday, then followed that up with a 6-3 win over Portales and a 9-0 win against Cleveland.
Also this weekend, the Hilltopper girls went 1-2 at the event. They knocked off Portales 8-1, but fell to Clovis 6-3 and were nipped by Cleveland 5-4.
Los Alamos got three singles wins from Nasim Andrews during the quad. Andrews, who rotated through the Nos. 2 and 3 positions in singles competition, grabbed three straight-set victories at Clovis.
Gillian Hsieh-Ratliff, playing in the No. 1 singles spot, went 2-1 on the weekend, as did Susanna Lucido and Gwynn Cunningham, who played the No. 2 and No. 3 singles throughout the weekend.
For Los Alamos’ boys, Dominic Lucido, was undefeated on the weekend. Lucido won all three of his singles matches and took both the doubles matches
Los Alamos head coach Billy Wilton said he was able to rotate all eight of their players he took with him through his lineup and got mostly positive results with them.
The Hilltopper teams will host their first home event of 2011 today when they take on District 2AAAA rival Española Valley.
Matches will be played at various sites around Los Alamos.

Girls
Clovis 6,
Los Alamos 3

Singles
Jesenia Velez, Clovis, def. Gillian Hsieh-Ratliff, 6-2, 6-3.
Meera Shah, Clovis, def. Susanna Lucido, 6-0, 6-0.
Nasim Andrews, Los Alamos, def. Lexie Boenstroo, 6-4, 6-3.
Gwynn Cunningham, Los Alamos, def. Alison Ebel, 6-4, 6-3.
Brittany Pope, Clovis, def. Jing Xie, 6-2, 7-5.
Bridget Daughton, Los Alamos, def. Linda Rodriguez, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2.
(exhib.) Mariah McPherson, Clovis, def. Katie Hemphill, 6-4, 6-3.

Doubles
Velez/Bonestroo def. Hsieh-Ratliff/Shelby Lucero, 6-2, 6-3.
Shah/Ebel def. Andrews/Lucido, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (6).
Pope/Rodriguez def. Hemphill/Marissa Higdon, 6-2, 7-5.

Los Alamos 8,
Portales 1

Singles
Hsieh-Ratliff def. Shelby Lucero, 6-2, 6-3.
Andrews def. Angelica Romero, 6-1, 6-1.
Lucido def. Megan Combs, 6-3, 6-3.
Cunningham def. Sabrina Montoya, 6-4, 6-4.
Stefani Gutierrez, Portales, def. Higdon, 6-2, 7-6 (1).
Hemphill def. Savannah Suppachana, 6-0, 6-4.

Doubles
Hsieh-Ratliff/Cunningham def. Lucero/Spotswood, 8-6.
Andrews/Lucido def. Combs/Monotya, 6-4, 6-0.
Xie/Daughton def. Gutierrez/Suppachana, 6-2, 6-0.

Sue Cleveland 5,
Los Alamos 4

Singles
Hsieh-Ratliff def. Sami Miller, 8-6.
Lucido def. Megan Combs, 6-1, 6-1.
Andrews def. Tiana Lynch, 6-4, 6-4.
Jessica Spooner, Cleveland, def. Cunningham, 7-5, 6-1.
Addie Himmelberger, Cleveland, def. Higdon, 6-4, 6-4.
Hemphill def. Marlee Manuel, 6-1, 4-6, 10-4.

Doubles
Miller/Romero def. Hsieh-Ratliff/Andrews, 4-6, 6-3, 10-7.
Spooner/Himmelberger def. Cunningham/Lucido, 5-7, 7-5, 10-5.
Lynch/Ilieana Jaramillo def. Xie/Daughton, 3-6, 6-3, 10-6.
(exhib.) Hemphill/Higdon def. Manuel/Kelsy Balch, 4-2, 4-1.

Boys
Los Alamos 7,
Clovis 2

Singles
Nate Carter, Clovis, def. Stephen Townsley, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.
Dominic Lucido, Los Alamos, def. Charlie Sharp, 6-2, 6-1.
Chase Havemann, Los Alamos, def. Kyle Ferguson, 6-1, 6-0.
Eli Berg, Los Alamos, def. Jordan Pitts, 6-2 , 6-2.
Jay Shah, Clovis, def. Devin Grider, 6-4, 6-2.
Naftali Burakovsky, Los Alamos, def. Josh Williams, 6-3, 6-1.

Doubles

Havemann/Berg def. Carter/Ferguson, 6-3, 6-1.
Burakovsky/Nikita Belooussov def. Sharp/Williams 4-6 7-6 (3), 7-6 (5).
Grider/Chase Rochester def. Shah/Pitts, 6-1, 6-2.

Los Alamos 6,
Portales 3

Singles

Lucido def. Kacy Vigil, 6-1, 6-1.
Havemann def. Ryan Wood, 6-1, 6-1.
Berg def. Jesse Hooper, 4-6, 6-3, 10-6.
Mychael Strum, Portales, def. Grider, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5).
Sawyer Heath, Portales, def. Belooussov, 3-6, 6-3, 10-6.
Austin Lucero, Portales, def. Rochester, 4-6, 6-4, 11-9.

Doubles

Lucido/Havemann def. Vigil/Wood, 6-1, 6-2.
Townsley/Berg def. Hooper/Strum, 6-3, 6-2.
Burakovsky/Belloussov def. Lucero/Heath, 6-1, 6-1.

Los Alamos 9,
Sue Cleveland 0

Singles

Lucido def. Robby Gallagher, 6-3, 1-6, 10-0.
Havemann def. Dustin Gerstel, 6-2, 6-0.
Berg def. Joey Roback, 6-2, 6-1.
Burakovski def. Pablo Duran, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2.
Belooussov def. Cody Whitson, 6-3, 6-4.

Doubles

Havemann/Lucido def. Gallagher/Gerstel, 6-3, 6-4,
Townsley/Berg def. Lukas Hogenschurz/Roback, 6-3, 3-6, 14-12.
Grider/Rochester def. Duran/Tanner Boren, 6-2, 6-4.