Los Alamos Tennis Club Defeats Sierra Vista TC To Advance To District Finals

Don Dry of the Los Alamos Tennis Club Men’s 3.5 40+ tennis team serves during a doubles match against a team from the Sierra Vista Tennis Club of Albuquerque in a match played Nov. 22 at Urban Park. Dry and his partner John Charles defeated the Sierra Vista team in straight sets 6-4, 6-2. Photo by John Sarracino
 
John Charles of the Los Alamos Tennis Club Men’s 3.5 40+ tennis team drives a forehand ground stroke during a doubles match against a team from the Sierra Vista Tennis Club of Albuquerque in a match played Nov. 22 at Urban Park. Charles and his partner Don Dry defeated the Sierra Vista team 6-4, 6-2. Photo by John Sarracino
 
By JOHN SARRACINO
 
The Los Alamos Tennis Club Men’s 3.5 40+ tennis team, captained by Joel Williams, defeated a tennis team from the Sierra Vista Tennis Club of Albuquerque in matches played Saturday at the Urban Park and  Mesa tennis courts by a team score of 4-1.  
 
The Los Alamos team swept all three doubles matches to secure the victory. John Charles and Donald Dry defeated a Sierra Vista team 6-4, 6-2. Bob Benjaman and Harry Majors defeated their opponents 6-0, 6-0, and Joel Williams and his partner Tom Kelly won 6-1, 7-5.
 
In the two singles matches, Todd Rodencal defeated his opponent 6-0, 6-3 and Shuh-Rong Chen retired after leading 6-4, 3-1 since Los Alamos had already secured the team victory.

The ’Los Alamos team advances to the Northern New Mexico District finals against a tennis team from the Highpoint Sports and Wellness Club in a match Sunday, Nov. 23 in Albuquerque. The winner of this match will be eligible to compete in the United States Tennis Association Southwest Sectional tournament to be held next spring in Phoenix, Ariz..

For more information about the Los Alamos Tennis Club Men’s 3.5 40+ team and the Los Alamos Tennis Club, contact Joel Williams at Joel LAtennis@swcp.com.
 
Tom elly of the Los Alamos Tennis Club Men’s 3.5 40+ tennis team returns serve against a doubles team from the Sierra Vista Tennis Club of Albuquerque during a match played Nov. 22 at Urban Park. Tom and his partner Joel Williams defeated the Sierra Vista team 6-1, 7-5.  Photo by John Sarracino

 
Joel Williams of the Los Alamos Tennis Club Men’s 3.5 40+ tennis team follows through a forcing forehand ground stroke against a doubles team from the Sierra Vista Tennis Club of Albuquerque during a match played Nov. 22 at Urban Park. Williams and his partner Tom Kelley defeated the Sierra Vista team 6-1, 7-5.  Photo by John Sarracino
 
Bob Benjamin of the Los Alamos Tennis Club Men’s 3.5 40+ tennis team returns a forehand ground stokes against a doubles team from the Sierra Vista Tennis Club of Albuquerque during a match played Nov. 22 at Urban Park. Benjamin and his partner Harry Majors defeated the Sierra Vista team in straight sets 6-0, 6-0. Photo y John Sarracino
 
Harry Majors of the Los Alamos Tennis Club Men’s 3.5 40+ tennis team hits a winning volley against a doubles team from the Sierra Vista Tennis Club of Albuquerque during a match played Nov. 22 at Urban Park. Majors and his partner Bob Benjamin defeated the Sierra Vista team in straight sets 6-0, 6-0. Photo by John Sarracino
 
Shuh-Rong Chen of the Los Alamos Tennis Club Men’s 3.5 40+ tennis team returns a two-handed backhand in a singles match against a player from Sierra Vista Tennis Club of Albuquerque during a match played Nov. 22 at Urban Park. With the team score having been decided in favor of the Los Alamos Tennis Club team, Chen retired while leading 6-4, 3-1. Photo by John Sarracino
 
Todd Rodencal of the Los Alamos Tennis Club Men’s 3.5 40+ tennis team steps into a forehand ground stroke against an opponent from the Sierra Vista Tennis Club of Albuquerque during a match played at the Mesa tennis courts Nov. 22. Rodencal defeated his opponent 6-0, 6-3. Photo by John Sarracino
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