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April 5, 2001
Eagles seek regional tennis berths
PECOS, April 5, 2001 - A lot of Pecos Eagles tennis players will be looking
for their first-ever trip to regional competition this weekend, when the
District 2-4A Tennis Tournament is held at San Elizario High School.
The tournament will begin at 9:30 a.m. CDT on Friday at the San Eli
tennis courts and continue on Saturday, with the top two finishers in each
of the divisions advancing to the Region I-4A meet at San Angelo in late
"I think we have a good chance of getting several people there," said
Eagles' coach Bernadette Ornelas, though none of the current Pecos players
has advanced to the regional meet.
Natalia Ornelas is seeded No. 1 in girls' singles, thanks to her win
over Clint's Laura Loera at the Monahans Sandhills Tournament two weeks
ago. No. 2 seed is Loera's teammate, Laura Lechuga, while Fabens' Monica
Andrade and Ana Garcia are the No. 3 and 4 seeds.
Ornelas will face Loera, who she beat at Monahans, 6-0, 6-0, in her
first round match, while the Eagles' other singles player, Amanda Fleming,
will face Andrade.
In boys' singles, Trent Graham is seeded No. 2 going into the tournament.
Two weeks ago, he defeated Fabens' Adrian Zavala at Monahans, 6-1, 6-3,
then lost to Clint's Martin Renteria, 6-1, 1-6 7-6 (7-5). Renteria is seeded
No. 1 going into the district tournament, while Zavala is No. 4 seed and
Clint's Alvaro Chacon is No. 2 seed.
Graham will face either Chacon or El Paso Mountain View's Gabriel Morales,
while Jay Dannelley will take on Zavala in his opening match.
In boys' doubles, Michael Orona and Orlando Mendoza are seeded No. 1
at district, and will f ace Roberto Rodriguez and Jose Acevedo of Mountain
View in their first round match. The Eagles' other doubles team, of Phillip
Salcido and Michael Orona, will play No. 3 seeds Larry Arrivo and Manny
Saucedo of Mountain View in their opening match.
Clint's Jesus Ortega and Hugo Gines are the No. 2 seeds and Fabens'
Orlando Olmos and Victor Sigala are seeded fourth.
The girls don't have a seeded team in doubles play, though Brenda Fuentes
came the closest of any current Eagle player to a regional berth there
last season. She and partner Rachel Pharoah lost a playback to teammates
Teresa Minjarez and Rebecca Wein for the runner-up regional berth last
This year, Fuentes is teamed with Kristina Dominguez and will face No.
4 seeds Daisy Gonzalez and Jennifer Ramos of Fabens in the opening round.
The Eagles' other doubles team, of Whitney Lamb and Elizabeth Carreon,
will take on Fabens' other doubles team, Annie Gutierrez and Aljoe Ramos,
who are seeded second.
Eagles hosting make-up game against Lobos
PECOS, April 5, 2001 - The Pecos Eagles are undefeated in District 2-4A
softball play, while the El Paso Mountain View Lobos are winless.
But the Lobos should provide tougher competition for the Eagle girls
than Mountain View's baseball team did for Pecos' boys on Tuesday, when
the teams meet this afternoon at 4 p.m., in a make-up of last week's rained
out game at Martinez Field.
Pecos comes into the game with a chance to clinch at least a tie for
third in the final district standings with a victory. They used a seven-run
fifth inning to score a 9-7 victory over Clint on Tuesday, and improved
to 5-0 in district and 8-9 on the season.
Mountain View, meanwhile, is winless in district and in last place,
the same as the Lobos' baseball team. But while that squad has been routed
in almost every game this season and lost on Tuesday to the Eagles, 24-6,
the Lobo girls have suffered a series of narrow defeats in district play,
the latest by a 5-2 score on Tuesday against San Elizario.
The Lobos trailed 1-0 going into the sixth inning when they scored two
times, only to allow San Elizario to score four times in the bottom of
the sixth to get the victory. Crizaido Nieto took the loss, while allowing
just six hits, but Mountain View managed only two hits off Valerie Soto,
by Veronica Guerrero and Cindy Sapien.
Last year, Mountain View was the only district team to beat Pecos, and
coach Tammy Walls said she was going to give her team the day off on Wednesday
to rest up for today, after Tuesday's win at Clint.
"It's going to be tough for us to get in this make-up game," she said.
"Tuesday's game was a hard one for us physically and a hard one emotionally."
Today's game is the only 2-4A
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
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324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
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