ENMU axes tennis program

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Eastern New Mexico University opted not to renew women’s tennis coach Christine Blaeser’s contract last week. This week, regents voted to do away with the program completely. Gary Musgrave, vice president for Student Affairs presented a recommendation to end the program to the regents, based on input from the [...]

ENMU cuts ties with Zia tennis coach

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom Newspapers After 17 years with Christine Blaeser at the helm, Eastern New Mexico University is seeking a change. The school will not renew Blaeser’s contract, according to Athletic Director Mike Maguire and President Steven Gamble. Blaeser was 134-171 in 17 years as Zia coach. “I think that the 17 years of [...]

Portales tennis and baseball fare well

ROSWELL— Portales split a District 4-3A doubleheader at New Mexico Military Institute Tuesday evening losing the first game 6-5, but doubling up the Colts in the night-cap 10-5. The Rams (6-5, 2-2) continue their district schedule Saturday in Dexter. PORTALES— Despite extremely heavy winds, the Portales Lady Rams defeated Goddard Tuesday at the Portales tennis [...]

April 8, 1970

The Portales City Council voted to enact an ordinance stating that an 11 O’Clock ordinance would be in effect for children under the age of 18. Walt Disney’s The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes was playing at the Tower. Tickets were $1.25 for adults, $1.00 for students and $.50 for children. The Portales Rams Baseball team [...]

Lady Ram rackets dominate NMMI

PNT Staff Writer The Portales Lady Ram tennis team got back on track Saturday afternoon winning all matches in a 9-0 complete team victory over NMMI, while the boys fell 2-7 at the Portales tennis courts. The Lady Rams dominated so thoroughly, the NMMI Lady Colts managed just eight game wins in the six-match singles [...]

Lady Wildcats double up Portales

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Clovis Wildcat girls tennis team used a dominating doubles performance to charge a 6-3 team victory over the Portales girls Tuesday afternoon at the Portales and Eastern New Mexico University tennis courts. The Portales boys, however, defeated Clovis 7-2. Clovis girls head coach Billie Merritt was happy with [...]

Rams ready to serve more power

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The Portales tennis team brought home plenty of hardware from last year’s state tennis tournament, and they hope to have a repeat performance this spring. Senior Ella Erf and junior Bethany Self compose the meat of the Portales girls lineup. Erf and Self combined to go undefeated and win [...]

PHS girls cruise into 3A team tennis semis

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — The first step to a possible Class 1-3A girls state team tennis title was easy as expected for the Portales Lady Rams. Now the real work begins. Portales, the tourney’s top seed, lost more than three games in only one match Friday in steamrolling the Lady Warriors 9-0. The Lady Rams [...]

Lady Rams seeded No. 1 in 3A state team tennis

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Portales High girls tennis coach Michelle Wallis went to a seeding meeting in Albuquerque on Sunday determined to get the Lady Rams the No. 1 slot for the Class 3A state team tennis tournament. Mission accomplished. Now the next step is to go out and prove the seed is [...]

Lady Rams earn No. 1 seed at state

PNT staff ALBUQUERQUE — The Portales Lady Rams have earned the No. 1 seed in the Class 3A girls state tennis tournament, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Sierra Vista Tennis Complex. Portales takes on eighth-seeded Ruidoso in a quarterfinal match at 9 a.m. Saturday. If the Lady Rams win, they advance to a semifinal [...]