Los Alamos Tennis Club 3.5 Defeats Highpoint Sports And Wellness Team

Bob Benjamin of the Los Alamos Tennis Club 3.5 18+ tennis team returns serve against a doubles team from the Highpoint Sports and Wellness Club during a match played Sunday at Urban Park. Benjamin and his partner Joel Williams defeated the Highpoint team in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.  Photo by John Sarracino
 
Joel Williams of the Los Alamos Tennis Club 3.5 18+ tennis team prepares to drive a sliced forehand against a doubles team from the Highpoint Sports and Wellness Club during a match played Sunday at Urban Park. Williams and his partner Bob Benjamin defeated the Highpoint team 6-2, 6-2. Photo by John Sarracino
SPORTS News:
In matches played Sunday, March 22, in Los Alamos, the Los Alamos Tennis Club 3.5 18+ tennis team defeated a team from the Albuquerque Highpoint Sports and Wellness Club.
The score was 4-1, with Los Alamos sweeping the three doubles matches and splitting the two single matches.
  • In number 1 singles, Todd Rodencal defeated his opponent in three sets, 6-7, 6-3, 1-0.
  • In the number 2 singles match Shuh-Rong Chen lost to his opponent 5-7, retired. 
  • In the number 1 doubles match Yu Sung Kim and Chris Lee defeated their opponents 6-1, 6-0. 
  • In the number 2 doubles match Donald Dry and his partner Xianzhn Tang won 6-3, 6-1. 
  • Finally in the number 3 doubles match Bob Benjamin and team captain Joel Williams defeated the Highpoint team in straight sets 6-2, 6-2.   

The matches are sponsored by the United States Tennis Association (USTA). The Los Alamos team competes in the USTA Northern New Mexico 3.5 Men’s 18-and over League. This was the season’s first match for the Los Alamos team. There are 12 teams in the league from Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Los Alamos. The season runs until May 31. The Los Alamos team’s next match is 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, in Albuquerque against a team from the Jerry Cline Tennis Center.

Donald Dry of the Los Alamos Tennis Club 3.5 18+ tennis team hits a backhand volley during a doubles match held at Urban Park Sunday. Dry and his partner Xianzhu Tang defeated a team from the Highpoint Sports and Wellness Club in a fast-paced match 6-3, 6-1. Photo by John Sarracino

Yu Seung Kim of the Los Alamos Tennis Club 3.5 18+ tennis team hits a lob during a match against a team from the Highpoint Sports and Wellness Club played Sunday at Urban Park. Kim and his partner Chris Lee defeated the Highpoint team 6-1, 6-0. Photo by John Sarracino
Christopher Lee of the Los Alamos Tennis Club 3.5 18+ tennis team drives a backhand ground stroke against a doubles team from the Highpoint Sports and Wellness Club during a match played Sunday at Urban Park. Lee and his partner Yu Seung Kim defeated the Highpoint team in straight sets 6-1, 6-0. Photo by John Sarracino
Shuh-Rong Chen of the Los Alamos Tennis Club 3.5 18+ tennis team hits a backhand volley against his opponent from the Highland Sports and Wellness Club during a match played Sunday at Urban Park. Chen was defeated by the Highland player 5-7, retired. Photo by John Sarracino
Xianzhu Tang of the Los Alamos Tennis Club 3.5 18+ tennis team volleys a willing shot in a doubles match against a team from the Highland Sports and Wellness Club during a match played Sunday at Urban Park. Tang and his partner Donald Dry defeated the Highland team in straight sets 6-3, 6-1. Photo by John Sarracino
Todd Rodencal of the Los Alamos Tennis Club 3.5 18+ tennis team prepares a forehand ground stroke against this opponent from the Highland Sports and Wellness Club during a match played Sunday at Mesa courts. Rodencal defeated his opponent in three sets 6-7, 6-3, 1-0. Photo by John Sarracino
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