Both Clovis High tennis teams managed to squeak out a close win Tuesday and thus both went 2-1 in a quadrangular event played at the CHS and Clovis Community College courts.
After beating Lovington 8-1 and losing by the same score to Roswell Goddard, the boys won two of three doubles matches to edge Portales 5-4.
Meantime, the Lady Wildcats won in No. 2 and No. 3 doubles after splitting in singles to edge Lovington 5-4. CHS also lost to Goddard 5-4 and posted a 7-2 win over Portales.
The Cats had their way with Lovington, winning seven of the nine matches in straight sets.
Senior Andy North posted Clovis’ only win against Goddard, downing the Rockets’ Harsh Ganjawala 6-4, 7-5 at No. 1 singles. Meantime, the Cats pulled out their match against Portales with wins from North and Nate Carter at No. 1 doubles and Charlie Sharp and Seth Zarate at No. 2 doubles after the teams went 3-3 in singles.
The Lady Cats also took two of three in doubles to edge Lovington, getting wins from Jesenia Valez and Stacy Gross at No. 2 and Lexie Bonestroo and Linda Rodriguez at No. 3. Goddard, meantime, won four of six in singles and took No. 1 doubles with Halie Harton and Gabby Joyce downing Audie Rodela and Alek Mendoza 6-4, 6-2.
Clovis narrowly missed a clean sweep against Portales, with the Lady Rams’ Stefania Gutierrez and Sabrina Montoya pulling out a 6-2, 6-7 (2-7), (11-9) win over Meera Shah and Alison Ebel at No. 3 doubles.
Clovis returns to action on Tuesday with a dual at Rio Rancho Cleveland.