Lady Rams take team title in Roswell meet

PNT Staff

ROSWELL — Portales High’s girls swept all 10 doubles matches and edged Hobbs on a tiebreaker for the team title of a six-team invitational tournament Friday and Saturday, hosted by Roswell High.
Portales and Hobbs each finished with 15 wins in 20 matches, but the Lady Rams won the head-to-head competition 3-1 for the title.
The PHS boys finished fifth overall with seven points.
Each team played two singles matches and two doubles matches against the other five schools.
“We had a lot of real close matches in doubles,” PHS tennis coach Bill Wahlman said. “But we were able to win all of them.”
PHS doubles teams had to go to a third set three times, including twice against Roswell High. Jessica Bulls and Kaycee Quick rallied past the Lady Coyotes’ Maribel Morales and Isela Angeles 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) while Bethany Self and Kassandra Short outlasted Stephanie Gomez and Sara Fierro 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.
Also, Bulls and Quick got past Farmington’s Jaime Franklin and Katy Albro 6-4 in the deciding game of their matchup.
Morgan Erf went 4-1 and Rachelle Self was 1-4 for the Lady Rams in singles.
For the boys, Chance Plummer went 1-4, Chris Kirchner 1-1 and Logan Brown 2-1 in singles. In doubles, Matt Tucker and Walker partin went 2-3 while Nathan and Chase Acker combined to go 1-4.
Hobbs captured the team title for the boys with 18 points, while Las Vegas Robertson won a tiebreaker from Roswell Goddard for second after both of those teams finished with 12 points.
PHS squads do not return to action until April 1-2 when they travel to Amarillo for tournament competition.

Roswell High tournament
Friday and Saturday
Boys
Team:
1. Hobbs 18; 2. Las Vegas Robertson 12; 3. Roswell Goddard 12; 4. Farmington 11; 5. Portales 7; 6. Roswell High 0.
Hobbs 4, Portales 0
Singles:
Ben Parra (H) def. Chance Plummer 6-2, 6-1; Andrew McDaniels (H) def. Chris Kirchner 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles: Josh Baker-Carson Millender (H) def. Nathan Acker-Chase Acker 6-1, 67-2; Brandon Spears-Adam Penell (H) def. Matt Tucker-Walker Partin 6-4, 6-2.
Farmington 3, Portales 1
Singles:
Ryan Merrion (F) def. Plummer 4-6, 7-6, 6-2; Kirchner (P) def. Shane McGrath 6-1, 6-2.
Doubles: Rob McGrath-Cash Smithwick (F) def. N. Acker-C. Acker 6-0, 7-5; Marcus Richardson-Derrick Blackwater (F) def. Tucker-Partin 6-0, 6-0.
Portales 2, Robertson 2
Singles:
Roman Fulgenzi (R) def. Plummer 6-2, 6-2; Logan Brown (P) wins by default.
Doubles: Ethan Maestas-Emilio Garcia (R) def. C. Acker-N. Acker 6-0, 6-4; Tucker-Partin (P) def. James Castillo-Josh Baca 6-4, 6-4.
Roswell Goddard 4, Portales 0
Singles:
Mitch Joyce (G) def. Plummer 6-4, 6-1; Matt Neild (G) def. Brown 6-4, 6-1.
Doubles: Aaron Mattlage-Brynn Naylor (G) def. C. Acker-N. Acker 6-1, 4-6, 6-4; Teddy Wenner-Matt Fisher (G) def. Tucker-Pattin 6-3, 7-5.
Portales 4, Roswell High 0
Singles:
Plummer (P) def. B.J. Patez 6-1, 6-1; Brown (P) def. Donovan Miller 6-2, 6-3.
Doubles: N. Acker-C. Acker (P) def. Anthony Jimenez-Adrian Cortinas 6-0, 6-4; Tucker-Partin (P) def. Isaac Tirado-Chris Clark 6-1, 6-1.

Girls
Team:
1. Portales 15; 2. Hobbs 15; 3. Roswell High 12; 4. Roswell Goddard 10; 5. Farmington 6; 6. Las Vegas Robertson 2.
Portales 4, Farmington 0
Singles:
Rachel Self (P) def. Alyssa Larson (F) 6-4, 6-4; Morgan Erf (P) def. Toni Platero 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles: Jessica Bulls-Kaycee Quick (P) def. Jaime Franklin-Katy Albro 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 6-4; Bethany Self-Kassandra Short (P) def. Amanda McGrath-Autumn Thomason 6-2, 6-1.
Portales 3, Hobbs 1
Singles:
Amy Penell (H) def. R. Self 6-3, 6-1; Erf (P) def. Nevlin Nevenni 6-3, 6-0.
Doubles: Bulls-Quick (P) def. Carrie Skinner-Lindsay Spears 7-5, 6-3; Short-B. Self (P) def. Stacee Salazar-Jenni Day 6-2, 6-4.
Portales 3, Roswell High 1
Singles:
Jodi Haley (R) def. R. Self 6-3, 6-4; Erf (P) def. Stephanie Brant 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: Bulls-Quick (P) def. Maribel Morales-Isela Angeles 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 7-6 (7-5); B. Self-Short (P) def. Stephanie Gomez-Sarah Fierro 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.
Portales 2, Roswell Goddard 2
Singles:
Anna Sidd (G) def. R. Self 6-7, 6-4, 6-1; April Finney (G) def. Erf 6-1, 7-5.
Doubles: Bulls-Quick (P) def. Ashley Carter-Heather Gerstner 6-2, 6-2; B. Self-Short (P) def. Megan Eckel-Sarah Campos 7-6, 6-4.
Portales 3, Robertson 1
Singles:
Raven Romero (R) def. R. Self 1-6, 6-2, 6-3; Erf (P) def. Kristen Guerin 6-2, 6-0.
Doubles: Bulls-Quick (P) def. Gina Gonzales-Chelsea Schroeder 6-4, 6-0; B. Self-Short (P) def. Leya Moore-Darlene Valdez 6-0, 6-1.