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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 Press Photo)

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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.

Roswell’s Kathia Hernandez returns a serve while teammate Kirsten Griffin watches during doubles action on Monday. (David Rocha Photo)

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 carrying over into their matches, as the scores today reflect. It was a team win and everybody did their best.”

“We did OK,” 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.”

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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 6 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 Griffin, 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. Griffin/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

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