Portales tennis sweeps Ruidoso

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Freedom Newspapers At home in a district match, the only team more dominant than the Portales boys were the Portales girls. Against visiting Ruidoso, the Rams cruised to a 7-2 victory, while the Lady Rams rolled to a 9-0 victory on Friday. “I am very proud of the girls,” Portales girls coach Michelle Wallis said. […]

Zias swept by Abilene Christian

Freedom Newspapers Abilene Christian lost no more than three games in any set on Wednesday and handed Eastern New Mexico University a 9-0 loss in a season-opening women’s tennis dual at Zia Tennis Complex. The Zias’ closest matches came 6-3, 6-2 losses by Tracy Hughes to Sarah Vucic at No. 4 singles and by Cassidy […]

Tournament set for July 22-24

PNT Staff The Bill Wahlman Classic tennis tournament is set for July 22-24. The tournament will be divided into junior and adult events. Entrants are limited to three events, but juniors who wish to play in adult events can enter up to three events in each division. The tournament entry fees are $10 for each […]

Kelly, VanWettering named to honor roll

Freedom Newspapers RICHARDSON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University’s Erica Kelly and Kristen VanWettering have qualified for the 2004-05 Lone Star Conference commissioner’s honor roll in women’s tennis. Kelly is a junior from Stockton, Calif., majoring in biology, and had a 3.25 cumulative grade point average entering the spring semester. VanWettering, a Portales High grad […]

Jordan chosen again

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University junior Tracy Jordan has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI College Division softball first team for the second consecutive year. The all-district team is chosen by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Jordan, a physical education major from Rosamond, Calif., owns […]

Tennis teams advance to state

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PNT Staff ROSWELL — Portales made a strong showing at the weekend’s District 4/1-3A tournament this weekend at New Mexico Military Institute, as both the boys and girls team made the state tournament along with six individual players. The Lady Rams, who have won the last two state team championships, will go in as the […]

Goddard sweeps Portales tennis squads

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Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers Injuries and tiebreakers proved harmful to the Portales tennis teams, who dropped a pair of home duals against Roswell Goddard. The girls lost a 6-3 decision, while the boys fell 7-2 to the Rockets. The Portales girls drop to 12-3 on the season, while the boys are now 8-7. Portales coach […]

PHS tennis teams knock off Clovis

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By Dave Wagner Portales High’s tennis teams have gotten the better of Clovis for quite a few years, and Thursday’s matchup at the PHS tennis courts was no different. The Portales boys posted a 7-2 win over Clovis, while the girls notched an 8-1 victory over the Lady Wildcats. Clovis, though, did take five matches […]

PHS tennis teams win easily

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By Dave Wagner The Portales High tennis teams got back on track Thursday. Two days after most of the varsity players were left at home for a school violation, the Rams and Lady Rams had their way with District 4-3A rival Lovington in rolling to 9-0 victories. The boys had to go to a 10-point […]

Ruidoso beats PHS in tennis

PNT Staff RUIDOSO — Ruidoso swept District 4-3A tennis duals from Portales on Tuesday, winning the girls matchup 8-1 and the boys dual 7-2. The Lady Rams (9-2 in duals) played shorthanded, with only four girls participating. They defaulted at Nos. 5 and 6 singles and at No. 3 doubles. Portales’ only win came at […]

PHS tennis squads rout Artesia

PNT Staff ARTESIA — Portales High’s tennis teams had no trouble with Artesia on Tuesday, not losing a set all day in rolling to 9-0 victories. The PHS boys lost only five games in singles and seven in doubles in improving their dual record for the year to 6-4. Chris Kirchner, Chance Plummer and Nathan […]

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 […]

Portales girls win Coyote Classic

PNT Staff Freshman Whitney Miller went undefeated on the weekend, and the Portales girls tennis team improved their record to 8-1 while winning the Coyote Classic Tennis Tournament, held Friday and Saturday in Roswell. Miller, playing No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles with Kassandra Short, won all three matches in both divisions as Portales […]

PHS tennis teams place third, fourth

PNT Staff ROSWELL — In their first action of the year, the Portales boys and girls tennis teams each ended up in the third-place match on Saturday in the Goddard Invitational. From that point, it was a story of small breaks — the girls got them and finished third, while the boys didn’t and finished […]

Second time a charm for Quick, Self

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — A little excuse-me swing at the net, an ensuing on-court celebration — and another Portales doubles team into the record book as a state champion. After Lady Rams junior Rachelle Self hesitantly stabbed at a shot on match point and watched it fall in for a winner, she […]

Quick/Self pairing makes way to finals

Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — No major surprises for took place for Portales teams on Wednesday’s opening day of the Class 1A-3A individual state tennis championships. That meant that all Rams and Lady Rams singles entries were eliminated by day’s end, although eighth-grader Bethany Self did score a win by default before bowing in […]

PHS teams end regular season on high note

Freedom Newspapers The Portales tennis teams finished off their home season with 5-0 wins against Roswell High Thursday afternoon. The wins put the Portales girls at 18-2, the boys at 15-5. The matches were played in district format, with players compete only in singles or only in doubles. Hailey Quick, Rachelle Self and Morgan Erf […]

Closing in on state

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By Kevin Wilson For the Portales High track teams, it’s a matter of athletes being an inch away from Albuquerque, a second removed from the state track meet in May. The teams are preparing for Friday’s meet in Lovington, the final meet before the District 4-3A championship (also in Lovington, May 7). Portales track members […]

Girls tennis team perfect in district

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Freedom Newspapers The Portales girls tennis team wrapped up a perfect District 4-3A season, holding off New Mexico Military Institute 4-1 Monday at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Complex Monday . Portales (15-2) won two of three singles flights and both doubles flights. The matches were closer than the final score indicated, as Jessica Bulls and […]

Portales girls tennis team takes first in Roswell

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — The Portales girls tennis team lost only five flights in five matches en route to a first-place finish in Roswell Friday and Saturday. The Lady Rams (13-2) competed in a round-robin tournament against Goddard, Roswell, Farmington, New Mexico Military Institute and Robertson. The Portales boys (11-4) competed against the same teams, […]