LA Tennis Club 3.5 Men’s Team Extends Victory Streak

John Charles of the Los Alamos Tennis Club 3.5 Men’s Team returns a volley against a team from the Tanoan Country Club in Albuquerque in a match played April 4 at Urban Park. Charles and his partner Xianzhu Tang defeated the Tanoan team 6-2, 6-3. Photo by John Sarracino

Yu Seung Kim of the Los Alamos Tennis Club 3.5 Men’s Team volleys a winning point against a doubles team from the High Point Sports and Wellness Club in a match played April 11 at Urban Park. Kim and his partner Shuh-Rong Chen defeated the High Point team in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0. Photo by John Sarracino

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The Los Alamos Tennis Club’s 3.5 Men’s 18+ team improved its 2015 record in the Northern New Mexico US Tennis Association League to 5-0 with wins Sunday, Saturday and April 4. 

In matches played Sunday at the Shellaberger Tennis Center in Santa Fe, the LATC team prevailed 4-1. In number 1 singles, Todd Rodencal defeated his opponent 7-6, 6-1. In number 2 doubles, Chris Lee defeated the Shellaberger player 6-4, 6-1. 

Playing at number 1 doubles, the LATC team of John Sarracino and Hoon Taek Chung lost to the Shellaberger team in three sets, 1-6, 7-5, 0-1. At number 2 doubles, John Charles and his partner Don Dry won with the score of 6-3, 6-2. Finally, at number 3 doubles, LATC captain Joel Williams and his partner Shuh-Rong Chen defeated the Shellaberger team 6-0, 6-2.

Yesterday in matches played at Urban Park, the LATC team prevailed 3-2 against a team from the High Point Sports and Wellness Club in Albuquerque. At number 1 singles, Geoff Mills was defeated in a close match by the High Point player 4-6, 4-6. At number 2 singles, Todd Rodencal defeated his opponent in an exciting match by a soccer 6-1, 6-3. The score does not indicate how competitive the match was. 

In the number 1 doubles match, Shuh-Rong Chen and his partner Yu Seung Kim defeated their opponents 6-0, 6-0. At the number 2 doubles, the LATC team if Harry Majors and Xianzhu Tang were defeated in three sets in another close match by the High Point team 7-6, 5-7, 0-1. The number 3 doubles match was forfeited by High Point, giving the LATC team the overall win.

Finally, in matches played at Urban Park April 4, the LATC team defeated a team from the Tanoan Country Club in Albuquerque 5-0. In number 1 singles, Todd Rodencal defeated his opponent 7-5, 6-3. Number two singles was not contested by the Tanoan team, resulting in a win by forfeit for LATC. 

At number one doubles, Chris Lee and his partner Geoffrey Mills won 7-5, 6-2. In the number two doubles match, John Charles and Xianzhu Tang defeated the Tanoan team 6-2, 6-3. In the number 3 doubles match, Shuh-Rong Chen and Yu Seung Kim quickly won by the score of 6-0, 6-1.

The Los Alamos Tennis Club 3.5 Men’s 18+ team is captained by Joel Williams. The team plays in the United States Tennis Association 3.5 18+ league in the Northern New Mexico District. For more information, contact team captain Joel Williams.

Xianzhu Tang of the Los Alamos Tennis Club 3.5 Men’s Team serves against a team from the Tanoan Country Club in Albuquerque in a match played April 4 at Urban Park. Xianzhu and his partner John Charles defeated the Tanoan team 6-2, 6-3. Photo by John Sarracino

Chris Lee of the Los Alamos Tennis Club 3.5 Men’s Team returns a volley against a doubles team from the Tanoan Country Club in Albuquerque in a match played April 4 at Urban Park. Lee and his partner Geoffrey Mills defeated the Tanoan team 7-5, 6-2. Photo by John Sarracino

Todd Rodencal of the Los Alamos Tennis Club 3.5 Men’s Team returns a backhand in a singles match against an opponent from the Tanoan Country Club in Albuquerque in play April 4 at Urban Park. Rodencal defeated his opponent in straight sets 7-5, 6-3 in a tough match. Photo by John Sarracino

Geoffrey Mills of the Los Alamos Tennis Club 3.5 Men’s Team prepares a forehand return in a doubles match against a team from the Tanoan Country Club in Albuquerque in play April 4 at Urban Park. Mills and his partner Chris Lee defeated the Tanoan team 7-5, 6-2. Photo by John Sarracino

Shuh-Rong Chen of the Los Alamos Tennis Club 3.5 Men’s Team returns a backhand lob against a doubles team from the High Point Sports and Wellness Club in a match played April 11 at Urban Park. Chen and his partner Yu Seung Kim defeated the High Point team in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0. Photo by John Sarracino

Harry Majors of the Los Alamos Tennis Club 3.5 Men’s Team returns a forehand against a doubles team from the High Point Sports and Wellness Club in a match played April 11 at Urban Park. Majors and his partner Xianzhu Tang were defeated in a close match 6-7, 7-5, 1-0. Photo by John Sarracino

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