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Colt tennis takes second at State

From left to right: Hugo Inzunza, Jose Robles, Jackson Hicks, Alejandro Terminel, Samuel Johnston, John McIntyre, Ricardo Espinoza, and head coach John Barbour.

NMMI sports Press

New Mexico Military Institute’s Colt and Lady Colt tennis were in Albuquerque last week, competing at the NMAA’s Class 1A-4A State Tennis Championships.

The Colts took home the second-place trophy in the team championships, held primarily at the tennis courts on the Albuquerque Academy campus.

Second-ranked NMMI blanked Belen High School in the opening round on Friday, May 10, then, after a rain delay pushed back their semifinal match, served-up a loss to No. 6 St. Pius on Saturday. The Institute fell in the championship match against No. 1 Albuquerque Academy.

The individual championships for singles and doubles took place at the Jerry Cline Tennis Facility on Wednesday and Thursday, May 8-9.

Senior Eliana Ward represented NMMI in the girls’ singles bracket. After splitting the few two sets, she lost a very close match in the first round in a super-tiebreaker third set.

Sophomore Morgan Lynch and senior Delinda Moore earned NMMI’s selection for girls’ doubles. They also fell in the first round.

In boys’ singles, NMMI had two selections. Sophomore Hugo Inzunza won his opening-round match in two straight sets, then fell to the No. 1 seed in the quarterfinals. Sophomore Alejandro Terminel was defeated in the first round, but did manage to win one of the three sets against his opponent.

Junior John McIntyre and sophomore Ricardo Espinoza earned the No. 4 seed in the boys’ doubles bracket. They won their opening match, then lost in the quarters.

Complete NMMI Results:

Girls Singles
Stella Mahr (ABQ Academy) def. Eliana Ward 3-6, 6-1, 10-3

Girls Doubles
Cordova/Jaramillo (Belen) def. Lynch/Moore 6-1, 6-2

Boys Singles
Inzunza def. Hunter Williamson (Los Lunas) 6-0, 6-4
#1 Abraham Yohannes (ABQ Academy) def. Inzunza 6-0, 6-1
Daniel Ko (Santa Teresa) def. Terminel 6-4, 2-6, 6-2

Boys Doubles
#4 McIntire/Espinoza def. Rindels/Lopez (Valencia) 6-0, 6-2
Collis/Warrier (Academy) def. #4 McIntire/Espenoza 6-4, 6-2

Boys Team
#2 NMMI def. #7 Belen 5-0
#2 NMMI def. #6 St. Pius 5-2
#1 Albuquerque Academy def. #2 NMMI 5-0

Lady Colts and Colts advance to State Championships

NMMI Sports Press

The New Mexico Military Institute Colt and Lady Colt varsity tennis teams have qualified for the NMAA Class 1A-4A State Tennis Championships. The Colts will have two individuals, one doubles, and the team as a whole in the running. The Lady Colts will have one individual and one doubles team in state competition.

The Colt varsity tennis team has been selected as the #2 at state. The Colts were awarded the two-seed after an undefeated season record of 11-0 including 5-0 in district play. The Colts have a bye in the first round of competition. They will play the winner of #7 Belen and the No. 10 seed Santa Teresa on Friday, May 10 at 2:00 PM at Albuquerque Academy.

The Colts will also have competitors in the individual and doubles events. Hugo Inzunza will play Hunter Williamson of Los Lunas on Wednesday, May 8th at 4:30 PM at Albuquerque Academy. Alejandro Terminel will play Daniel Ko (Santa Teresa) at the same time and place as Inzunza.

In doubles, NMMI has the #4 ranked team in McIntire/Espinoza. They will face the winner of Rindels/Lopez (Valencia) vs. Nunley/Daviet (Mesilla Valley). The time of the match will be 6:00 PM on Wednesday, May 8th at Albuquerque Academy.

For the Lady Colts there will be individual and doubles competitors. Eliana Ward will be the only Lady Colt in singles. Ward will face off against Stella Mahr (Albuquerque Academy) on Wednesday, May 8th at 4:30 PM.

The Lady Colt doubles team of Lynch/Moore will play the doubles team of Cordova/Jaramillo (Belen) at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, May 8th at Albuquerque Academy.

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Colt tennis locks up bid to State

Left to right: Assistant Coach Travis Hicks, Jose Robles, Samuel Johnston, Hugo Inzunza, Luis Soto, Jackson Hicks, John McIntyre, Ricardo Espinoza, and Head Coach John Barbour

NMMI Sports Press

The New Mexico Military Institute Colt Tennis team kept their undefeated season intact, defeating Lovington, 5-2 in the finals of the 3/4 District Postseason Championships. With the title, the Colts earn an automatic team bid to the NMAA Class 3A State Championships which will be held in Albuquerque on May 10-11.

District postseason championship play will continue on Friday and Saturday in Lovington, with both the Colt and Lady Colt tennis teams vying for individual rights to go to state.

NMMI 5, Lovington 2
No. 1, Jace Crawford, LHS, def. Ricardo Espinoza, NMMI, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
No. 2, John McIntyre, NMMI, def. Si Teel, LHS, 6-1, 6-4
No. 3, Hugo Inzunza, NMMI, def. David Corrals, LHS, 6-3, 6-5
No. 4, Cristian Mendoza, LHS, def. Alejandro Terminel, NMMI, 6-2, 4-6, 6-0
No. 5, Samuel Johnston, NMMI, def. Ronato Orofre, LHS, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3
No. 6, Jackson Hicks, NMMI, def. Edward Banuelos, LHS, 1-6, 6-0, 6-4
No. 1, Johnston/Hicks, NMMI, def. Lujan/Mendoza, LHS, 6-1, 6-0

Only one doubles match was finished due to NMMI already securing the victory by collecting five wins.

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.

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

NMMI 9, Goddard High 0
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
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

Goddard High 9, NMMI 0
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
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.


NMMI 6, Roswell High 2

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
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

NMMI 8, Roswell High 1

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
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.