As expected by head coach Juan Carlos Fulgenzi, the Robertson boys' tennis team is the No. 2 seed for the Class 1A-3A state tournament.
The only question is, will there BE a state team tournament?
Amid concerns over suspected incidents of swine flu AKA H1N1 virus, the New Mexico Activities Association has suspended all sporting events and practices effective immediately and until further notice. (See related story on this site.)
The state team tourneys for all classifications had been slated to begin Friday (Thursday for small schools) in Albuquerque at the Jerry Cline Complex and other venues. But that event, like all others statewide under the purview of the NMAA, has been cancelled for now.
The RHS boys learned of their seeding Sunday afternoon, and not long afterward, they and others learned of the NMAA decision.
The Cardinals' doubles combo of Placido and Emilio Gomez earned a No. 1 seed and top singles player Kevin Keiner a No. 2 spot in the individual state tournaments, scheduled the following weekend in Albuquerque.
In the team tourney, Sandia Prep's boys came away with the top seed, followed by Robertson, Lovington and St. Michael's.
Robertson's girls' team also qualified for the state team tourneys, and Miranda Garcia as district champion in girls' singles, was expected to draw a good seed in the individual bracket.
West Las Vegas was to compete in the small-school division, according to coach Carmela Montoya.