The Farmington High girls tennis team poses with the trophy for winning the Albuquerque Invitational on Saturday in Albuquerque.
The Farmington High girls tennis team poses with the trophy for winning the Albuquerque Invitational on Saturday in Albuquerque. (Courtesy Photo)

The Farmington High girls tennis team took down another tournament title over the weekend.

The Lady Scorps defeated Los Alamos 5-4 in the final of the Albuquerque Invitational on Saturday to win the championship.

FHS was expecting to see Albuquerque Academy in finals but Los Alamos pulled an upset on the host school in the semifinals, said Lady Scorps' head coach Pat McGrath.

Molly Merion, Allie Linville and Sydney Schumacher won their singles matches for the Lady Scorps, and FHS won two of the three doubles matches to claim the championship.

Danielle Nguyen battled an ankle injury throughout the tournament and despite losing her match in the final, her effort stood out to McGrath.

"Danielle showed the courage our team has," McGrath said. "She has been playing on a bad ankle the last couple of weeks and could have sat this weekend out, meaning we would have had to move everyone up (in the lineup). Had we done that, we would have lost.

"By Danielle sticking it out, we should be able to get the No. 1 seed in the state tournament. That type of devotion is not evident on a lot of teams. We are very proud of these girls. Their effort and behavior represents Farmington very positively."

The FHS boys team suffered its first defeat of the season, and finished fourth at the tournament.

The Scorpions defeated Goddard 8-1 and Santa Fe 9-0, but dropped matches to Bosque 5-4 and Albuquerque Academy's No. 2 team 7-2.

Matt With went 3-0 playing at No. 2 and No. 3 singles for FHS.

The doubles team of Malcolm McGrath and Will Hall also won all three of their matches at the tournament.

The Piedra Vista boys had a good week, winning all four of their matches.

The Panthers defeated Rehoboth Christian 9-0 on Thursday, then defeated Taos (7-2), Espanola Valley (6-3) and Capital (9-0) at the Taos Invite on Friday.

FHS and PV will play Belen and Grants on Friday to open the district schedule.

Joshua Perry can be reached at jperry@daily-times.com; 505-564-4577. Follow him on Twitter @jperrysuu.