Toppers rout Tigers, 9-0

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By Mike Cote

With a big win over the Taos Tigers Tuesday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team is in-line to pick up a top seed in the District 2 AAAA  tournament.

Los Alamos closed out Taos early Tuesday in their dual at Urban Park, sweeping all six singles matches to win. A win this afternoon against the Española Valley Sundevils will lock up a top seed in the upcoming pre-District 2AAAA tournament if there is any remaining doubt as to which team might get it.

Los Alamos defeated Taos, considered its main district rival, 9-0, plus Hilltopper Misha Skurikhin took his exhibition contest over Taos’ Paolin Messmer.

The Hilltoppers’ big win over the Tigers was a bit of a surprise considering the last time the team met, March 28 in Taos, the match wasn’t decided until the bitter end. Hilltopper Kirk Webber came back from an early tiebreak deficit against Jonathan Jones at No. 4 singles to give the Hilltoppers a 5-4 win.

Perhaps the big difference-maker at Tuesday’s contest was No. 1 single Patrick Raichur.

Things have been going rather swimmingly for the Hilltopper squad this season, although for Raichur there have been a couple of rough spots.

Raichur is returning from off-season shoulder surgery. While he is mostly back to full strength, it took him awhile to get his sea legs again.

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