Los Alamos Tennis Club Team Advances To District Finals

Geoff Mills of the Los Alamos Tennis Club over-40 3.5 team volleys the match point in the third-set tie-breaker during his doubles match against the team of Hohsfield/Walsh from the Jerry Cline Tennis Club of Albuquerque. Mills and his partner Harry Majors defeated the Jerry Cline team in three sets 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8) Nov. 14 in a match played at Urban Park.  Photo by John Sarracino
 
Harry Majors of the Los Alamos Tennis Club over-40 3.5 team returns a forehand in the third-set tie-breaker during his doubles match against a team from the Jerry Cline Tennis Club of Albuquerque. Majors and his partner Geoff Mills defeated the Jerry Cline team in three sets 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8) in a match played Nov. 14 at Urban Park. Photo by John Sarracino
 
SPORTS News:
 
The Los Alamos Tennis Club 3.5 40-over team defeated a team from Albuquerque’s Jerry Cline Tennis and Recreation Center 4-1 in matches played Saturday, Nov. 14, at Urban Park and the Mesa tennis courts. 
 
Three doubles matches and two singles matches were contested. In number one singles, Dave Cook defeated Dwight McNeil 6-4, 6-2. At number two singles, Xianzhu Tang easily prevailed over Randy Rosenthal in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1 in a match played at the Mesa courts.
 
At number one doubles, the LATC team of Geoff Mills and Harry Majors defeated the Carl Hofsfield and David Walsh in a thrilling three set match 4-6, 7-5, 1-0. Mills and Majors won the third set tie-breaker 10-8 after being behind during most of the tie-breaker.
 
In number two doubles, Jae Chang and Yu Seung Kim defeated Jeffrey Hillmeyer and Dan Williams in straight sets 6-3, 6-3. Finally in number three doubles, Jeff Abes and John Charles were defeated in a close match 7-5, 5-7, 0-1 by Dean Strassburger and Charles Modrich.
 
The LATC team now advances to the Northern New Mexico District playoff final against another team from Albuquerque’s Jerry Cline Tennis and Community Recreation Center. The matches are scheduled to begin at noon Saturday, Nov. 21, weather permitting. The winner of the playoff advances to the Sectional tournament in May of next year.
 
For more information about the Los Alamos Tennis Club and its US Tennis Association men’s 3.5 teams, contact team captain Joel Williams at LAtennis@swcp.com.
 

Yu Seung Kim of the Los Alamos Tennis Club over-40 3.5 team prepares a touch volley in a doubles match against the Jerry Cline Tennis Club team of Hillmeyer/Williams in a match played Nov. 14 in Los Alamos at Urban Park. Kim and his partner Jae Chang won the match by a score of 6-3, 6-3. Photo by John Sarracino 

Jae Chang of the Los Alamos Tennis Club over-40 3.5 team drives a two-handed backhand in a doubles match against a Jerry Cline Tennis Club team during a match played Nov. 14 at Urban Park. Chang and his partner Kim won the match by a score of 6-3, 6-3. Photo by John Sarracino
 
Dave Cook of the Los Alamos Tennis Club over-40 3.5 team returns a backhand in his singles match against Dwight McNeil of the Jerry Cline Tennis Club team during a match played Nov. 14 at Urban Park. Cook won the match by a score of 6-4, 6-2. Photo by John Sarracino
 
John Charles of the Los Alamos Tennis Club over-40 3.5 team returns a forehand in a doubles match against the Jerry Cline Tennis Club team of Strassburger/Modrich during a match played Nov. 14 at Urban Park. Charles and his partner Jeff Abes were defeated in a close match in three sets 7-5, 5-7, 0-1 (8-10). Photo by John Sarracino
 
Jeff Abes of the Los Alamos Tennis Club over-40 3.5 team returns a forehand in a doubles match against the Jerry Cline Tennis Club team of Strassburger/Modrich during a match played Nov. 14 at Urban Park 2015. Abes and his partner John Charles were defeated in a close match in three sets 7-5, 5-7, 0-1 (8-10). Photo by John Sarracino
 
Geoff Mills of the Los Alamos Tennis Club over-40 3.5 team returns a backhand in the third-set tie-breaker during his doubles match against a team from the Jerry Cline Tennis Club of Albuquerque. Mills and his partner Harry Majors defeated the JC team in three sets 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8) in a match played a Nov. 14 at Urban Park. Photo by John Sarracino
 
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