Report from Midtown

We completed the 46th edition of the New Mexico State Singles Championships at the Midtown Sports & Wellness venue in Albuquerque (March 15-17). Over 80 individuals registered across 25 categories. Congratulations to all the medalists! Special kudos to Francis Borunda, who defeated Emily Arzate in the Womens Open division for the second year in a row, two games to none. On the Mens Open side, Raymond Maestas showed his prowess by defeating Mike Ginn, also two games to zero. Raymond reclaimed the title after a three year hiatus. This was his history making 10th State Open Crown. Francis has now earned five Open titles. Many thanks to the NM Sports & Wellness staff, the NM Racquetball Board of Directors, and Presenting Sponsor, Marks Casa Dealerships. Results follow:

Womens Open Francis Borunda def Emily Arzate 15-5, 15-8 3rd Cristal Hernandez

4th Ysabel Espinoza 1/4s Melissa McCullough, Iva Espinoza,

Roseann Fitzpatrick, Marisa Reimers

Womens A Roseann Fitzpatrick def Iva Espinoza 15-5, 9-15, 11-7

3rd Marisa Reimers 4th Melissa McCullough

Womens B Yvonne Grinnell def Marisa Reimers 15-1, 15-13

3rd Ysabel Espinoza 4th Susie Rand 5th (tie) Annie Coburn &

Melissa McCullough

Womens D Lynne Tyner def Lora Olson 15-12, 15-9 3rd Jacob Borunda

4th Ruby Sedillo

Womens Masters Susie Rand def Yvonne Grinnell 15-12, 15-5

Womens 70+ Annie Coburn

Juniors Overall champ Mason Ginn

8 & under 1st Jacob Borunda 

10 & under 1st Mason Ginn

12 & under 1st Chaney Cecil

Mens Open Raymond Maestas def Mike Ginn 15-11, 15-4

3rd (tie) Ken Cheshire & Andrew Clarke 1/4s Dominic Maestas,

Ramon Gomez, Guy Coggins, Jeff Baskett 9th (tie) Remy Feldman,

Herman Hernandez, Donovan Duran, Kyle Lucas

Mens Elite Remy Feldman def Guy Coggins 15-13, 12-15, 11-9

3rd Donovan Duran 4th Raul Miramontes 1/4s Nick Lucas,

Djoko Boentaran, Kyle Lucas, Gary Flores 9th (tie) Marlon Caballero,

Dan Cannady, Darrell Uher

Mens A Gary Flores def Marlon Caballero 9-15, 15-12, 11-2

3rd Zach Jaramillo 4th Raul Miramontes 1/4s Ernest Nunez,

Derrick Bonney, Levi Borunda, Ken Weinman 9th (tie) German Valles,

Gabriel Harrington, Rafael Hernandez

Mens B Todd Miller def Robert Anaya 15-3, 15-5 3rd Ron Loehman

4th Gary Mazaroff

Mens C Todd Miller def Vernon Bradley 15-5, 15-6 3rd Dave Wellington

4th Gary Figueroa 5th Antonio Perez 6th Vernon Bradley

7th Steve Caruso

Mens D Vernon Bradley def Salvador Parra 15-6, 15-3

3rd Michael Ytuarte 4th Curtis Johnson

Novice Yvonne Grinnell def Chaney Cecil 15-8, 7-15, 11-5

3rd Mason Ginn 4th Cooper Cecil

Mens Masters Dominic Maestas def Michael Ytuarte 15-4, 15-2

3rd Ernest Nunez 4th Derrick Bonney 1/4s German Valles,

Sergio Garcia, Gabriel Harrington, Rafael Hernandez

Mens 50+ 3 way tie; tiebreaker shows: 1st Nick Lucas 2nd Richard Hammer

3rd Herman Hernandez 4th Jeff Baskett

Mens 55+ Richard Hammer def Lorenzo Arredondo 10-15, 15-11, 11-2

3rd Dan Cannady 4th Zach Jaramillo  5th Levi Borunda

6th Doug Perea