Despite playing without its No. 1 player, Sidra Hsieh-Ratliff, the Los Alamos girls tennis team scored four wins over the weekend.
The Hilltopper girls beat Palo Duro (Texas), 9-0, Española Valley, 9-0, Taos, 9-0, and the two-time defending Class 5A state champion, Farmington, 6-3.
Lauryn Anaya bumped up to No. 1 for three of the matches while Katya Skurikhin played at No. 1 versus Taos.
Anaya won two of the three singles matches she played in straight sets, 6-0 and 6-0.
Her lone loss was to Farmington’s Emily Nguyen, 6-3, 6-1.
Los Alamos, however, won four of the singles matches against Farmington and two of the three doubles contests. Four of the matches needed a third set tiebreaker, but Los Alamos won three of those third sets.
Skurikhin, Maia Menefee and Rachel Stokes won those three-set matches at No. 2, No. 4 and No. 6 singles, respectively, while Serena Birnbaum fell in the third set at No. 5.
Los Alamos also got wins from Michelle Alexander at No. 3 singles and its No. 2 and No. 3 doubles teams — Skurikhin and Alexander and Birnbaum and Stokes.