The pristine view from Malachi Coleman’s perch remains unobstructed.
The Albuquerque Academy senior, largely regarded as the state’s best boys tennis player, on Saturday morning won the Albuquerque Metro Championships, beating sophomore teammate Abraham Yohannes in straight sets in the boys singles final at the Academy.
The hard-hitting Coleman is the defending Class 5A state champ, but most people believe he has no equal in any classification. Coleman dispatched No. 2 seed Yohannes 6-1, 6-4 in a little over an hour Saturday, spraying winners off both wings with a minimal number of unforced errors.
“It was a good match. It’s tough playing (a teammate),” said Coleman. “I played well for the first set when Abry was having a tough time finding his rhythm.”
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