Farmington sophomore Riley Coleman returns to the ball in a doubles match on Saturday during the Farmington High and Piedra Vista district championship at
Farmington sophomore Riley Coleman returns to the ball in a doubles match on Saturday during the Farmington High and Piedra Vista district championship at the Farmington Sports Complex. (Megan Farmer — The Daily Times)

FARMINGTON >> The Farmington High tennis squads wrapped up the District 1-4 team titles in dominant fashion against Piedra Vista.

The FHS girls knocked off PV 8-1, while the boys team won 9-0 on Saturday at the Farmington Sports Complex.

The Lady Scorpions cruised through the majority of their matches, dropping just a few games in each, except for No. 1 singles in which PV's Holly Patterson defeated Danielle Nguyen 6-2, 6-1.

"The girls played well today. We have worked hard on being more aggressive with our doubles and today they started to click," FHS girls head coach Pat McGrath said via email. "Also we were able to eliminate many of the (unforced) errors — fewer double faults and return of serve is improving."

Farmington junior Math With returns the ball to Piedra Vista sophomore Zander Halgryn in a singles match on Saturday during the Farmington High and Piedra
Farmington junior Math With returns the ball to Piedra Vista sophomore Zander Halgryn in a singles match on Saturday during the Farmington High and Piedra Vista district championship at the Farmington Sports Complex. (Megan Farmer — The Daily Times)

Caroline Moss, Liza Briody-Pavlik, Riley Coleman, Payton Sandavol and Arin Coleman each won their singles matches for FHS.

The Lady Scorps also played well in doubles, winning all three matches with Riley Coleman and Briody-Pavlik's 6-3, 6-1 win against Patterson and Alyx Horace being the closest of the bunch.

Despite the loss, PV head coach Alison Goff said she was happy with the girls' play.

"Although Farmington won, I want to say that I was happy with the PV girls' performance, and that every year, our players are making gains," Goff said via email. "A few years ago, the scoreline of most matches were 6-0, 6-0 in Farmington's favor, but this year, that was definitely not the case. Many individual games went to deuce several times — the FHS girls were just better at closing those games out, and that's something we will be working on before the state championship."

The FHS boys team faced more close matches than the girls team, but the Scorpions managed to beat the Panthers in all nine.

"Both teams played very well despite the wind kicking up," FHS boys head coach Larry Larson said via email.

Matt With, Nathaniel Pavlik, Will Hall, Malcolm McGrath, Eli Briody-Pavlik and Ned Merrion all moved through singles play with wins against their PV counterparts.

Hall's 7-5, 6-2 win against PV's Colton Howard was the closest singles match on the boys side.

Piedra Vista’s Holly Patterson returns the ball to Farmington’s Danielle Nguyen in a singles match on Saturday during the Farmington High and
Piedra Vista's Holly Patterson returns the ball to Farmington's Danielle Nguyen in a singles match on Saturday during the Farmington High and Piedra Vista district championship at the Farmington Sports Complex. (Megan Farmer — The Daily Times)

The Scorps also swept through all three doubles matches.

Larson said the No. 1 doubles match was probably the match of the day. In that match, With and Pavlik defeated Howard and Zander Halgryn 6-4, 7-6(5).

All four teams will play in the District 1-4A individual tournament on Friday and Saturday in Belen and then turn their attention to the state tournament.

"We have had a few goals this year," McGrath said. "The first was winning every tournament during the regular season, and we accomplished that. Second is winning district, and we have that, so now we concentrate on individuals and try to qualify as many players as possible and then on to state."

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.