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February 20, 2001
Pecos finishes fourth at Stockton tennis
PECOS, February 20, 2001 - A series of consolation title wins over the
weekend for the Pecos Eagles tennis team allowed them to finish fourth
overall in their first tournament of the Spring 2001 season, in Fort Stockton
on Friday and Saturday.
Coach Bernadette Ornelas said the Eagles finished behind Hobbs, N.M.,
the host Panthers and Monahans at the seven-team tournament, which also
included Midland Christian, Alpine, Sanderson, McCamey and Crane.
"I'm real proud all our individuals. The gap between us and some of
the other schools is narrowing. We're beating more teams than we beat last
year," she said.
The Eagles' highest finish overall was a third place by Trent Graham,
playing at No. 1 boys singles. He defeated Ben Parra of Fort Stockton in
the first round, 6-3, 6-3, then lost to his teammate Luke Epps, 6-1, 6-1,
before beating McCamey's Adam Vareck for third, 6-4, 6-4. At No. 3 boys'
singles, Orlando Mendoza won consolation, losing to Monahans' Nick Ledingham,
6-3, 6-4, then beating Fort Stockton's Adam Garcia, 6-1, 6-3 and Crane's
Matt Winn, 6-2, 6-3, while Stephen Lamb also took consolation at No. 5
boys singles, losing to Hobbs' Luke Barrett, 6-1, 6-0, then beatingWeston
McCarty of Crane, 6-0, 6-3, and Travis Woods of Sanderson, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6
At No. 4 singles on the boys' side, Michael Orona finished in fourth
place, while Allen Almunia and Joel Sotelo lost in the consolation finals
playing at No. 6 and No. 7 seeds respectively.
On the girls' side, the Eagles had four singles consolation winners.
Kristina Dominguez won consolation at No. 2 seed, beating teammate Savana
West, 6-1, 6-0, and Ashely Rodriguez of Crane, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 after an opening
6-1, 6-1 loss to Martine Jurreins of Fort Stockton. Pecos' No. 3 seed,
Elizabeth Carreon, lost to Prairie Chamberlain of Monahans, 6-2, 6-1, then
beat Bianca Callahan of Crane, 6-2, 6-2, and Lindy Lara of Alpine, 6-3,
6-4, for consolation.
Tiffany Jarrett lost to Monahans' Lindsey Stout, 6-2, 6-2, then beat
Rachel Diffie of Crane, 6-3, 6-3, to win No. 5 consolation and Jennifer
Rayos lost to Alexa Galindo of Monahans, then defeated Kaci Baker of McCamey
for the No. 7 seed consolation title.
Three other Eagles _ Natalia Ornelas, Whitney Lamb and Chantel Orona,
won their opening matches at No. 1, 4 and 6 seeds, then were beaten in
their final two matches and finished in fourth place.
Pecos failed to get any teams past the second round in the championship
bracket of doubles play, but won three of the seven consolation titles
in that division. On the girls' side, Carreon and Jarrett took consolation
at No. 2 doubles, losing their opening match to Monahans by 6-2, 6-2 scores,
then sweeping Alpine, 6-0, 6-0 and Crane, 6-1, 7-5, in the consolation
At No. 1 boys doubles, Graham and Mendoza lost to Monahans' Aashish
Chopra and Ledingham in the first round, 6-3, 6-2, then won 6-0, 6-0 and
7-6 6-1 matches from teams from Crane and McCamey. At No. 2 doubles, Orona
and Lamb lost their opening match by a 6-2, 6-2 score to a Fort Stockton
team, then won 6-0, 6-0 and 6-3, 6-2 matches over Crane and McCamey.
At No. 1 doubles on the girls' side, Ornelas and Dominguez wound up
in fourth place, as did Orona and Rayos in the No. 3 doubles bracket. Pecos'
other fourth place finish came in mixed doubles, from Whitney Lamb and
The Eagles have another tournament scheduled this weekend, at El Paso
Americas High School, then host their own tourney on March 2-3.
Warbirds' Juarez qualifies for state GG tournament
PECOS, February 20, 2001 - Pecos-Barstow Warbirds boxer Peter Juarez earned
a berth in the State Golden Gloves Tournament over the weekend, and two
other Warbird boxers scored victories at the Permian Basin Golden Gloves
Tournament, held Saturday night in Midland.
Warbirds' manager Roy Juarez said Peter Juarez defeated Joseph Minjarez
of Lamesa in the 139-pound Open Division weight class, earning him a spot
in the state tournament, which runs from Feb. 28 through March 3 in Fort
Juarez will be the only Open Division fighter from Pecos making the
trip to Fort Worth, Roy Juarez said. "Peter will be going, and I was going
to take Gilbert Rodriguez, but he never showed up for the weigh-ins, so
he can't go to state."
The other two Warbird boxers to win were in the Junior Olympic Division.
Antonio Montanez won a bout against his teammate, German Rodriguez, while
Jacob Gomez won his bout by default. Roy Juarez said the Warbirds' other
fighter on Saturday, Aaron Mendoza, lost to a San Angelo boxer in the Junior
Juarez and Fred Martin will be taking the Permian Basin team to the
state tournament. "We'll be taking off on Tuesday, the 27th
and we'll get weighed in early and get ready to fight on Wednesday."
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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