Toppers win 5 of 6 matches in singles

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Boys tennis: LA comes back from 3-0 hole to win

By The Staff

The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team nipped the visiting Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals Tuesday.
Los Alamos bounced back after being swept in the doubles contests to start Tuesday’s dual meet to win five of six singles matches and take a 5-4 victory at Urban Park.
The doubles contests put the Hilltoppers in an early hole, but No. 1 single Stephen Townsley and the Nos. 3-6 singles all earned straight sets wins to pick up the win.
At No. 4 singles, Chase Rochester held on for a 6-4 first set victory against Manny Valdez, then dominated the second set 6-1 as part of the comeback win.
Along with Rochester, Paul Graham, Dalton Smith and Steven McCrory were victorious.

Here are the results from Tuesday’s dual against Las Vegas Robertson:

Los Alamos 5, Las Vegas Robertson 4

No. 1: Stephen Townsley, Los Alamos, def. David Romero, 6-2, 6-2.
No. 2: Nick Newman, Robertson, def. Nikita Belooussov, 6-4, 6-3.
No. 3: Paul Graham, Los Alamos, def. Daniel Hosch, Robertson, 6-1, 6-1.
No. 4: Chase Rochester, Los Alamos, def. Manny Valdez, 6-4, 6-1.
No. 5: Dalton Smith, Los Alamos, def. Marcos Gallegos, 6-3, 6-3.
No. 6: Steven McCrory, Los Alamos, def. Michael Salas, 6-0, 6-0.
Exhibition: Forrest White, Los Alamos, def. Sam Gregory, 8-2.
Exhibition: Manny Valdez def. Cade Mallett, 8-3.


No. 1: Romero/Newman def. Townsley/Smith, 6-1, 6-4.
No. 2: Hosch/Gregory def. White/Thomas Crotzer, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 10-8.
No. 3: Gallegos/Salas def. Daniel Dahl/Thomas Bark, 6-3, 6-4.