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Tennis Dual Match Results – Goddard High School at New Mexico Military Institute

Left: During the top girls’ double match, NMMI’s Morgan Lynch reaches out to try and volley a service return by the Rockets. Right: Baseline cut shot by NMMI’s No. 2 singles player John McIntyre.


Date:
April 9, 2019
Location:
NMMI’s Gene Hardman Memorial Tennis Courts

Boys
NMMI 9, Goddard High 0
Singles
No. 1, Ricardo Espinoza, NMMI, def. Nico Elwell, GHS, 6-0, 6-1
No. 2, John McIntyre, NMMI, def. Justus Janway, GHS, 6-0, 6-2
No. 3, Hugo Inzunza, NMMI, def. Philip Roberts, GHS, 6-0, 6-0
No. 4, Alejandro Terminel, NMMI, def. Grant Janway, GHS, 6-1, 6-0
No. 5, Samuel Johnston, NMMI, def. Connor Downs, GHS, 6-1, 6-1
No. 6, Jose Robles, NMMI, def. Tren Lara, GHS, 6-2, 6-1
Doubles
No. 1, Espinoza/McIntyre, NMMI, def. Elwell/J. Janway, GHS, 6-3, 6-1
No. 2, Inzunza/Terminel, NMMI, def. Roberts/G. Janway, GHS, 6-1, 6-1
No. 3, Johnston/Jackson Hicks, NMMI, def. Downs/Lara, GHS, 6-0, 6-2

Girls
Goddard High 9, NMMI 0
Singles
No. 1, Lizzy Latimer, GHS, def. Eliana Ward, NMMI, 8-5
No. 2, Fati Villa, GHS, def. Morgan Lynch, NMMI, 8-2
No. 3, Lilli DeGroot, GHS, def. Jingru Dou, NMMI, 6-3. 3-6. (10-4)
No. 4, Rae Jones, GHS, def. Minnie DeGroot, NMMI, 6-2, 6-0
No. 5, Alli Lara GHS, def. Delina Moore, NMMI, 6-1, 6-2
No. 6, Kinsey Ramage, GHS, def. Lauren Leonard, NMMI, 6-3, 6-4
Doubles
No. 1, Latimer/Villa, GHS, Ward/Lynch, NMMI, 6-4, 0-6, 6-3
No. 2, DeGroot/Jones, GHS, def. Dou/DeGroot, NMMI, 6-1, 6-1
No. 3, Lara/Reagan Crenshaw, GHS, def. Moore/ Frida Ruizesparza, NMMI, 6-2, 6-1

Colt tennis takes two from Coyotes

Roswell High’s Gabriel Gomez and NMMI’s Jackson Hicks meet at the net prior to their match at No. 3 singles.


NMMI Sports Pres

The New Mexico Military Institute high school tennis teams each earned wins in a dual match against cross-town rival Roswell High at the NMMI Gene Hardman Memorial Tennis Courts on Monday afternoon.

The Colts downed the Coyotes 6-2, keeping their perfect match-play record intact at 5-0, while the Lady Colts picked up their second win of the season – the previous win was against the Lady Coyotes as well –  8-1.

“Everybody played well and they did well in their matches,” said head NMMI tennis coach John Barbour. “We did well in practice this week and everybody progressed well which is caring over into their matches, as the scores today reflect. It was a team win and everybody did their best.”

“We did okay,” said head Coyote coach Kelly McDonald. “We did about as good as I expected us to do. I was short a couple of boys one was due to an emergency and the other with a conflict. NMMI’s boys are always really tough. The boys got a couple of games and it looks like the girls will get a couple as well.

“We are getting ready to compete in our new district,” continued coach McDonald. “NMMI has been great for letting us use their facilities as much as they have and coach Barbour has always been a great host to us.”

NMMI will take their undefeated record on the road, taking on the Rams in Portales on Thursday, March 21, before taking off all of next week for Spring Break.

RHS won’t hit the courts again until after the break, when they’ll head to Santa Fe on Saturday, April 6th for the Capital Invitational.

Results:

Boys
NMMI 6, Roswell High 2

Singles
No. 1, John McIntyre, NMMI, def. David Gomez, RHS, 6-1, 6-2
No. 2, Samuel Johnston, NMMI, def. Daniel Avila, RHS, 6-2, 6-0
No. 3, Jackson Hicks, NMMI, def. Gabriel Gomez, RHS, 6-0, 6-0
No. 4, Jose Robles, NMMI, def. Trenton Johnson, RHS, 6-0, 6-0
No. 5, Ricardo Rebollo, NMMI, def. Sean Brackeen, RHS, 6-1, 6-0
No. 6, Ethan Shappard, RHS, def. Bryan Lee, NMMI, 6-4, 6-1
Doubles
No. 1, Espinoza/Inzunza, NMMI, def. Avila/Gomez, RHS, 6-1, 6-0
No. 2, Johnston/Robles, vs. Gomez/Brackeen, no score reported
No. 3, Johnson/Shappard, def. Pedro Armendariz/Lee, NMMI, 6-4, 7-5

Girls
NMMI 8, Roswell High 1

Singles
No. 1, Eliana Ward, NMMI, def. Kirsten Griffen, RHS, 6-0, 6-1
No. 2, Jingru Dou, NMMI, def. Adriana Carroll, RHS, 6-0, 6-1
No. 3, Morgan Lynch, NMMI, def. Kathia Hernandez, RHS, 6-1, 6-1
No. 4, Delainy Sanchez, RHS, def. Minnie DeGroot, NMMI, 6-1, 6-0
No. 5, Delinda Moore, NMMI, def. Elany Marquez, RHS, 6-2, 6-2
No. 6, Lauren Leonard, NMMI, def. Elsie Gedde, RHS, 6-3, 6-4
Doubles
No. 1, Ward/Lynch, NMMI, def. Griffen/Hernandez, RHS, 6-0, 6-1
No. 2, Dou/Degroot, NMMI, def. Carroll/Sanchez, RHS, 6-0, 4-6 (10-?)
No. 3, Moore/ Frida Ruizesparza, NMMI, def. Marquez/Gedde, RHS, 6-4, 6-4

Baseline forehand by NMMI’s Morgan Lynch during her match at No. 3 singles vs. Roswell High.

GHS girls, NMMI boys win in possible preview of district champions

NMMI’s Ricardo Espinoza returns a serve during play at No. 1 singles

NMMI Sports Press

The Rockets and Colts collided in a dual match at NMMI’s Gene Hardman Memorial Tennis Courts on Tuesday afternoon, with Goddard’s girls and NMMI’s boys each walking away with a 9-0 sweep.

“The girls’ team really is tough this year,” said first-year head GHS coach Chad Mann. “Right now we are undefeated and won our first tournament of the season, the Goddard High Invitational. We’re trying to build on the great job that previous coaches have done, with a goal to maybe go a little bit farther at state.”

The Institute boys’ team also took home a first place finish at the season-opening GHS Invitational on Feb. 15-16, before earning today’s ‘W’ against Goddard.

“Our boys are doing really well and came up with good results today,” said second-year head NMMI coach John Barbour, simply.

And under the new reclassification system by the New Mexico Activities Association with only two classes – 5A and 1A-4A – Goddard and NMMI will be competing against each other in the same class and district this season, along with Artesia, Lovington and Portales.

Coach Mann was also pleased with the effort – if not the results – of the Rocket boys’ squad.

“The [boys’] team is doing really well – we just need more experience,” said Mann. “I’m continuing to see positive attitude and effort, and outside of this match against NMMI, we’ve gone undefeated so far this this season.”

Coach Barbour echoed Mann’s comments about getting in more time on the courts.

“We were missing two from our girls’ team today, so many were playing up a spot or two. We’re just trying to get better as the weeks go by so that we can get ready for district,” said Barbour. “That includes tournaments coming up this weekend and next weekend, so we’ll get a lot of play and good match experience.”

Both teams will be back in action this weekend at the Roswell High Invitational – along with the tournament host Coyotes – on Friday and Saturday, March 1-2.

Results:
Boys
NMMI 9, Goddard High 0
Singles
No. 1, Ricardo Espinoza, NMMI, def. Nico Elwell, GHS, 6-1, 6-2
No. 2, John McIntyre, NMMI, def. Justus Janway, GHS, 6-0, 6-2
No. 3, Hugo Inzunza, NMMI, def. Connor Downs, GHS, 6-3, 6-0
No. 4, Samuel Johnston, NMMI, def. Philip Roberts, GHS, 6-3, 6-0
No. 5, Jackson Hicks, NMMI, def. Grant Janway, GHS, 6-1, 6-0
No. 6, Jose Robles, NMMI, def. Ray Downs, GHS, 6-2, 6-1
Doubles
No. 1, McIntyre/Johnston, NMMI, def. J. Janway/C. Downs, GHS, 8-4
No. 2, Espinoza/Inzunza, NMMI, def. Elwell/Roberts, GHS, 8-1
No. 3, Hicks/Robles, NMMI, def. R. Downs/G. Janway, GHS, 8-0

Girls
Goddard High 9, NMMI 0
Singles
No. 1, Lizzy Latimer, GHS, def. Eliana Ward, NMMI, 6-1, 6-0
No. 2, Fati Villa, GHS, def. Jingru Dou, NMMI, 7-6 (2), 6-2
No. 3, Lilli DeGroot, GHS, def. Delinda Moore, NMMI, 6-0, 6-0
No. 4, Rae Jones, GHS, def.  Lauren Leonard, NMMI, 6-4, 6-1
No. 5, Reagan Crenshaw, GHS, def. Frida Ruizesparza, NMMI, 6-2, 6-3
Doubles
No. 1, Latimer/Villa, GHS, Ward/Morgan Lynch, NMMI, 8-6
No. 2, DeGroot/Jones, GHS, def. Dou/Ruizesparza, NMMI, 8-1
No. 3, Ally Lara/Crenshaw, GHS, def. Moore/Leonard, NMMI, 8-3

 

NMMI’s high school tennis teams start season with a ‘W’

Left: Baseline forehand by NMMI’s John McIntyre during his match at No. 1 singles vs. Roswell High’s Daniel Avila.
Right: Volley on the approach to the net by Lady Colt top singles player, Eliana Ward.

NMMI Sports Press

The Colt and Lady Colt tennis teams hit the courts for the first time this season with both squads earning opening round victories in the Goddard Invitational against cross-town opponent Roswell High.

“We played against Roswell High this morning and did well,” said head NMMI coach John Barbour. “Our boys’ team swept all nine games. We lost five players from last year’s state title winning squad and have two back that played with us last year. We’re hoping to reload and make another run, but we’re young: the majority of our team is composed of sophomores and juniors. So early tournaments like the Goddard Invitational are great, allowing us to get better and get everyone experience.”

“Our girls’ team also picked up a win,” continued coach Barbour. “The Coyotes did not have their top two players, however, so basically all of their girls were playing up two positions. We’ll face them several more times this season and when they get those players back, it will make for an interesting match-up. But still a very good win for us since we’ve got a lot of young players that have just taken up the sport.”

Both NMMI teams were slated to play in a second match on Friday at 3:00 PM vs. Alamogordo but complete results weren’t available by press time.

On Saturday – Day 2 of the GHS Invite – NMMI is scheduled to play St. Michael’s at 8 AM, then take on the tournament host Rockets at 12 PM. Both of those matches will be played at the Gene Hardman Memorial Tennis Courts on the NMMI campus, and the public is welcome to attend.

Results:
Boys
NMMI 9, Roswell High 0

Singles
No. 1, John McIntyre, NMMI, def. Daniel Avila, RHS, 6-0, 6-0
No. 2, Ricardo Espinoza, NMMI, def. Gabriel Gomez, RHS, 6-1, 6-1
No. 3, Hugo Inzunza, NMMI, def. Trenton Johnson, RHS, 6-0, 6-0
No. 4, Samuel Johnston, NMMI, def. Carl Garza, RHS, 6-0, 6-0
No. 5, Jackson Hicks, NMMI, def. Sean Brackeen, RHS, 6-0, 6-1
No. 6, Jose Robles, NMMI, def. Ethan Shappard, RHS, 6-0, 6-0
Doubles
No. 1, McIntyre/Hicks, NMMI, def. Avila/Gomez, RHS, 6-0, 6-1
No. 2, Espinoza/Inzunza, NMMI, def. Johnson/Garza, 6-0, 6-0
No. 3, Luis Soto/Bryan Lee, NMMI, def. Brackeen/Shappard, 6-1, 6-2

Girls
NMMI 6, Roswell High 3

Singles
No. 1, Eliana Ward, NMMI, def. Kirsten Griffen, RHS, 6-0, 6-0
No. 2, Jingru Dou, NMMI, def. Kathia Hernandez, RHS, 6-2, 6-4
No. 3, Elany Marquez, RHS, def. Minnie DeGroot, NMMI, 6-4, 3-6 (10-7)
No. 4, Delinda Moore, NMMI, def. Daijah Dillard, RHS, 6-4, 6-1
No. 5, Elsie Gedde, RHS, def. Lauren Leonard, NMMI, 6-4, 6-4
No. 6, Frida Ruizesparza, NMMI, def. Alexia Bernal, RHS, 6-?, 6-4
Doubles
No. 1, Ward/Morgan Lynch, NMMI, def. Griffen/Hernandez, RHS, 6-2, 6-0
No. 2, Dou/Degroot, NMMI, def. Marquez/Gedde, RHS, 6-0, 6-2
No. 3, Kaden Ramage/Emileigh Lara, RHS, def. Moore/Leonard, NMMI, 6-1, 3-6, (10-7)

Colt tennis remains undefeated

Allen DeGroot, No. 3 boys’ singles

 

Eliana Ward, No. 1 girls’ singles

NMMI Sports Press

The New Mexico Military Institute Colt tennis team continued their winning ways by downing visiting Piedra Vista High School, 8-1. The Lady Colts lost 6-3 to the Panthers.

It was the 10th dual-match win of the season for the undefeated Colts, which includes matches against several larger 5A and 6A opponents.

“Our veteran players played well and our younger players played exceptionally,” said NMMI head coach John Barbour. “We’ve still got some tactical and technical improvements to make, but we’re getting better each day and I’m proud of both of our teams, boys’ and girls’, for playing up against tough competition like 6A Piedra Vista.”

Both NMMI teams will be back in action next Tuesday, but on the road at Artesia to take on the 5A Bulldogs in a 3 pm scheduled dual match.

Results:
Boys
NMMI 8, Piedra Vista 1
Singles
No. 1, Kaden Weisheit, PV, def. Francisco Saracho, NMMI, 6-2, 4-6 (10-5)
No. 2, Luis Fontes, NMMI, def. David Sabol, PV, 6-1, 6-2
No. 3, Allen DeGroot, NMMI def. Riley Hill, PV, 6-4, 6-3
No. 4, John McIntyre, NMMI, def. Christopher LeSueur, PV, 6-3, 6-2
No. 5, Luis Gonzalez, NMMI, def. Kyle Boser, PV, 6-1, 7-5

No. 6, Jose Robles, NMMI, def. Kiran Edwards, PV, 6-3, 6-2
Doubles
No. 1, Saracho/Fontes, NMMI, def. Weisheit/Hill, PV, 6-1, 6-2
No. 2, DeGroot/McIntyre, NMMI, def. Sabol/LeSueur, PV, 6-0, 6-2
No. 3, Gonzalez/Robles, NMMI, def. Boser/Edwards, PV, 6-1, 6-1

Girls 
PV 6, NMMI 3
Singles
No. 1, Alyssa Baker, PV, def. Eliana Ward, NMMI, 6-3, 5-7 (10-4)
No. 2, Sarah Dekay, PV, def. Morgan Lynch, NMMI, 6-1, 6-2
No. 3, JinXiu Dong, NMMI, def. Lizzy Begay, PV, 6-1, 7-5
No. 4, Tatum McGuffey, PV, def. Flor Toscano, NMMI, 6-2, 3-6 (14-12)
No. 5, Cora Mullins, PV, def. Jingru Dou, NMMI, 3-6, 7-5 (10-5)
No. 6, Andrea Anchondo, NMMI, def. Gracie Baker, PV, 6-0, 7-5
Doubles
No. 1, Baker/Dekay, PV, def. Ward/Lynch, NMMI, 8-2
No. 2, Dong/Toscano, NMMI, def. Begay/McGuffey, PV, 10-8
No. 3, Mullins/Baker, PV, def. Dou/Anchando, NMMI, 7-7 (7-5)

Luis Fontes, No. 2 boys’ singles

Jingru Dou, No. 5 girls’ singles

Francsico Saracho, No. 1 boys’ singles

Andrea Anchondo, No. 6 girls’ singles

John McIntyre, No. 4 boys’ singles

Flor Toscano, No. 4 girls’ singles

Jose Robles, No. 6 boys’ singles

Luis Gonzalez, No. 5 boys’ singles