Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Cibola Tennis Star Aims for Title.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Harold Smith For the Journal

Cibola High School sophomore Corey Smith is rarin' to go.

After winning his second straight District 1-5A boys tennis singles title Saturday and making it to the finals of the city championships on May 3, Smith is eager to tackle the Class 5A cream of the crop at the state individual tournament today and Thursday.

"I'm an aggressive player," Smith said. "I'm working on a serve-and-volley game. I like to come to the net as often as I can."

Smith, 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds, defeated Valley senior Kyle Woolrich 6-2, 6-4 at the Sierra Vista courts for the district crown. He lost 6-4, 6-3 to La Cueva's Justin Hauck for the city title. Last year at state, he was defeated in the quarterfinals to Sandia's Ben Walton. …

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