After day one of the state tennis championships, a handful of Los Alamos individuals were still in the running for singles and doubles championships.
Sidra Hsieh-Ratliff and George Margevicius both advanced in singles. In doubles, Laura Whicker and Katya Skurikhin advanced and so did Andrew Tang and Andrew Aboushousha.
In girls doubles, Whicker and Skurikhin, the No. 3 seed, beat Piedra Vista’s Benally and Baker in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4.
They were set to face the No. 6 seed from Farmington, Coleman and Nygren, in the quarterfinals. The duo had some success against Farmington earlier this season and scored Los Alamos’ only win against the Scorpions in match play.
No. 5 seeded Tang and Aboushousha lost their first set, 7-5, to Lovington’s Crawford and Crawford.
The duo, however, fought back and won the next two sets 6-3, 6-4, to make it to the quarterfinals against the No. 4 seed from Farmington, Hall and Merrion.
Hsieh-Ratliff, the No. 4 seed, beat Santa Teresa’s Salma Lopez 6-1, 6-0 to set up another Los Alamos / Farmington quarterfinal contest with No. 5 seeded Sydney Schumacher.
Margevicius, the No. 8 seed, beat Lovington’s Luis Aceves 6-1, 6-1 to get a shot at the No. 1 seed, Centennial’s Jackson Sosin.