Photo Courtesy of Patti Merrion  Farmington’s Matt With returns a serve during the Albuquerque Academy tournament on Saturday.
Photo Courtesy of Patti Merrion Farmington's Matt With returns a serve during the Albuquerque Academy tournament on Saturday.

FARMINGTON — The Farmington High tennis teams received one of their toughest tests of the season last weekend at the Albuquerque Academy tournament.

The girls team came out on top in the event, while the boys team placed second on Saturday in Albuquerque.

The Lady Scorpions defeated Academy in the final 6-3, in a match that puts FHS in line for the top seed in the state tournament in May.

"We really didn't always play our best but the girls did enough to get the win and if we win our district we should get the No. 1 seed going into the state tournament," FHS girls head coach Pat McGrath said in an email.

The Lady Scorps also picked up victories against Santa Fe High School, Grants High School and Bosque High School during the tournament.

"Every school had quality players at the top that we had trouble with but our depth gives us a great advantage," McGrath said.

Three of the six wins versus Academy came via tiebreakers, McGrath is expecting another tight match against the Lady Charger at the state championship and wants his team to continue working.

"There is no doubt that the finals will be a barn burner and the girls must realize that for the next month we have to work harder than we ever have," he said. "Serves have to improve, return of serves need to go in and we must learn to put away the easy shots."

The boys team took second to 11-time defending state champion Academy, dropping the final 9-0.

The Scorpions reached the final after earning victories against Santa Fe, Grants and Bosque.

"This the best AAAA tournament in the state leading up to state," FHS boys head coach Larry Larson said in an email. "The other side of the bracket had Roswell Goddard, Belen and Los Alamos to go along with the Chargers. It was a good tournament and gave a good view of the month ahead."

Both teams will be in action at home this week in the district duals on Friday and Saturday.

Joshua Perry covers sports for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577 and jperry@daily-times.com. Follow him @jperrysuu on Twitter.