FSNM junior teams take third in playoffs, head to sectionals

Over the July 14 weekend, playoffs for New Mexico USTA/Junior Team Tennis (JTT) took place in Albuquerque with First Serve’s 12 & under and 14 & under teams both taking third place. The teams will be attending sectionals August 3 – 5 filling in as No. 2 competitors.

“The kids played their best and we are very proud,” coach Sangye Phuntsog said. “Seeing the competition has definitely motivated them and we look forward to next year.”

FSNM 12 & under team

The 14s team beat their first opponent after a 25-game tie, with Serena and J.R. winning the super tie breaker. On the 12s team, Mariella made a strong comeback from a 1-5 deficit to win in a tie breaker as well.

Carlos proved himself as a tournament player, with his role in doubles on both the 12 and 14 teams.

Many congratulations to our hard-working student athletes, who have been training and competing since the beginning of the summer!