CARLSBAD — Senior Patricia Gallegos for the girls and senior Jason Goolsby and junior Adam Quintero for the boys qualified for Class 5A state individual singles and doubles competition in Saturday’s District 4-5A tourament.
Gallegos earned her third consecutive trip to state singles, winning three times to reach the finals where she lost to Sandia’s Anna Surviladze 6-2, 6-1.
Goolsby and Quintero had a first-round bye, then won twice to reach the boys doubles finals, where they lost to twins Derik and Devin Bendixsen of Carlsbad 6-1, 6-0.
“I’m very pleased the boys doubles made it; they played absolutely fabulous today,” CHS tennis coach Billie Merritt said. “Patricia had great matches too; she was just mentally tough all day long.”
District 4-5A tournament
Friday, Saturday at Carlsbad
Note: Top three in singles, top two in doubles qualify for state tournament. No team scores were kept.
(Seeds in parentheses)
Cassidy Carpenter (10): L Corey Bradley (Carlsbad) 6-2, 6-1.
Marlon Wright (13): L Danny Griffin (Sandia) 6-0, 6-1.
Matt Whittington (15): L David Diaz (Cibola) 6-0, 6-0.
Adam Quintero-Jason Goolsby (3), 2nd place: BYE; W Ongaga-Heinrich (Carlsbad) 7-5, 6-4; W Baker-Millender (Hobbs) 6-4, 4-6, 6-2; L Derik Bendixsen-Devin Bendixsen (Carlsbad) 6-1, 6-0.
Randy Stapp-Michael Adams (7): L Spears-Kunko (Hobbs) 6-0, 6-1.
Patricia Gallegos (2), 2nd place: W Samantha Jaco (Hobbs) 6-0, 6-1; W Katie Harmeson (Carlsbad) 6-4, 6-2; W Leah White (Sandia) 6-2, 6-1; L Anna Surviladze (Sandia) 6-2, 6-1.
Emily Logsdon (9): L Kristin Curtis (Sandia) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).
Emily Gibbs (12): L Anna Vestling (Cibola) 6-0, 6-1.
Britni Johnson-Becky Roberts (6): W Beazel-Ward (Cibola) 7-6 (9-7), 2-6, 6-2; L Madrid-Hager (Carlsbad) 7-6 (7-3), 6-2.
Elizabeth Edwards-Iris Groomes (10): L Skinner-Spears (Hobbs) 6-0, 6-1.