Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Poised Hauck Captures Title.(Final)

Byline: Harold Smith For the Journal



La Cueva junior Justin Hauck, with bright-white zinc ointment smeared on his nose and cheeks, won the 2003 Class 5A boys singles title at the State Tennis Tournament on Thursday.

Buffeted by gusty winds at the Albuquerque Tennis Complex, the 5-foot, 11-inch Hauck took on all the powerful serves that 6-3 Sandia senior Ben Walton could throw his way. Hauck won the finals match in straight sets 6-4, 6-2.

"I liked his serve," said an exuberant Hauck. "And his first serve was hit or miss."

The two players held serve the first three games of the first set. …

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