The THS Tigers boys and girls tennis teams took to the court May 30 to begin their long-awaited 2021 season. The teams wasted no time in their march to the top of District 4A. The boys had a decisive victory over Española Valley on April 30 (their opening match) and followed it up with a wholloping of the Moriarty Pintos.

The girls side came out on top as well. Though it took them a moment to warm up, the girl Tigers managed to take down their first opponent, Española Valley, 5-3. By the time they faced off against Moriarty on May 1, they were ready and the Tigers rolled to an easy 8-1 victory.

Coach Kurt Edelbrock was once again on the sidelines coaching up his team and preparing them to take on rivals, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers on Friday (May 7.)

April 30

Taos 8

Española Valley 1

Singles: T, Robbie Gersten (Jr.) Def. EV, Orlando Velador (Sr.), 6-1, 7-5; EV, Ian Gaytan (Fr.) Def. T, Kian Morgan (Sr.), 6-3, 6-4; T, Nitis Morgan (Sr.) Def. EV, Joaquin Suazo (Jr.), 6-4, 6-3; T, Julian Collignon (Sr.) Def. EV, Joaquin Salazar (Fr.), 6-4, 6-2; T, Lukas Backer (Fr.) Def. 5 Singles Sundevils, 6-2, 6-4; T, Ben Currey (Sr.) Def. EV, Garrett May (Jr.) 6-4, 7-5.

Doubles: T, Robbie Gersten (Jr.) & Kian Morgan (Sr.) Def. EV, Orlando Velador (Sr.) & Joaquin Suazo (Jr.), 6-0, 6-3. T, Nitis Morgan (Sr.) & Julian Collignon (Sr.) Def. EV, Ian Gaytan (Fr.) & Garrett May (Jr.), 6-1, 1-6, 6-3; T, Ben Currey (Sr.) & Lukas Backer (Fr.) Def. EV, Adam Gonzales (8th) & Joaquin Salazar (Fr.), 3-6, 6-3, 7-5.

May1

Taos 8

Moriarty 1

Singles: T, Robbie Gersten (Jr.) Def. M, Devin Edwards (So.), 6-1, 6-0; T, Kian Morgan (Sr.) Def. M, Reagan Knoner (So.), 6-3, 6-4; T, Nitis Morgan (Sr.) Def. M, Jose Navarro (So.), 6-1, 6-2; T, Julian Collignon (Sr.) Def. M, Jahkeem Graham (Fr.), 6-2, 7-5; T, Lukas Backer (Fr.) Def. M, Ben Marquez (Sr.), 6-3, 6-2; T, Ben Currey (Sr.) Def. M, Joey Gonzales (Sr.), 7-5, 6-2

Doubles: T, Nitis Morgan (Sr.) & Julian Collignon (Sr.) Def. M, Devin Edwards (So.) & Jose Navarro (So.), 6-7, 7-6, 6-4; T, Ben Currey (Sr.) & Lukas Backer (Fr.) Def. M, Reagan Knoner (So.) & Jahkeem Graham (Fr.), 5-7, 7-6, 6-1; M, 3 Doubles Pintos Def. T, Ari Kolman (8th) &

Asher Maddox (Fr.), 6-1, 6-1.

Girls

April 30

Taos 5

Española Valley 3

Singles: EV, Daphne Talamantes (Jr.) Def. T, Rosy Colonius (Sr.), 6-1, 6-4; T, Ava Lerner-Sprunt (So.) Def. EV, Roxanne Deleon (Jr.), 7-6, 6-7, 0-0 (10-3); T, Marlena Gerken (Jr.) Def. EV, Nicole Velasquez (So.), 6-2, 6-3; T, Ava Gerken (Fr.) Def. EV, Katy Gaytan (So.), 6-1, 6-1; T, Corrina Harrower (So.) Def. EV, Jennifer Gallegos (Fr.), 6-3, 6-0; EV, Santana Martinez (8th) Def. T, Jamie Jensen (Sr.) 6-1, 6-3.

Doubles: T, Ava Lerner-Sprunt (So.) & Marlena Gerken (Jr.) Tie EV, Daphne Talamantes (Jr.) & Roxanne Deleon (Jr.), 3-3; T, Jamie Jensen (Sr.) & Rosy Colonius (Sr.) Def. EV, Katy Gaytan (So.) & Nicole Velasquez (So.), 3-6, 6-3, 6-4; EV, 3 Doubles Sundevils Def. T, Angelina Burns (8th) & Kai Sampere (Fr.) 6-3, 7-6.

May 1

Taos 8

Moriarty 1

Singles: T, Rosy Colonius (Sr.) Def. M, Summer Trammell (Fr.), 6-2, 6-1; T, Ava Lerner-Sprunt (So.) Def. M, Vera Brazell (So.), 6-0, 6-2; T, Marlena Gerken (Jr.) Def. M, Bailey Hernandez (Sr.), 6-1, 6-0; T, Ava Gerken (Fr.) Def. M, Monica Bunch (Sr.), 6-0, 6-1; T, Corrina Harrower (So.) Def. M, 5 Singles Pintos - DF; T, Kai Sampere (Fr.) Def. M, 6 Singles Pintos - DF

Doubles: T, Jamie Jensen (Sr.) & Kai Sampere (Fr.) Def. M, Summer Trammell (Fr.) & Vera Brazell (So.), 8-6; M, Bailey Hernandez (Sr.) & Monica Bunch (Sr.) Def. T, Angelina Burns (8th) & Violet Kirshbaum (Fr.), 8-0; T, Rose-Macia (Mia) VanWilligan (Fr.) & Caitlyn Woolery (So.) Def. M, 3 Doubles Pintos - DF; M, Bailey Hernandez (Sr.) & Monica Bunch (Sr.) Def. T, Rose-Macia (Mia) VanWilligan (Fr.) & Caitlyn Woolery (So.), 8-6; M, Bailey Hernandez (Sr.) & Monica Bunch (Sr.) Def. T, Chloe MacHardy (Fr.) & 5 Doubles Tigers, 8-0.

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