Martha’s Vineyard tennis players cut wide swath in MIAA tourney

Martha’s Vineyard tennis players cut wide swath in MIAA tourney


Reid Yennie, the Vineyard’s first singles player, seeded first in Division IV, defeated Brent Woodard of Dighton-Rehoboth, 6-0, 6-2, to advance in the MIAA Boys South Sectional Individual Tennis Tournament, held at Barnstable, Saturday.

Yennie then beat Jack Moore of Plymouth North, 6-1, 6-1. Next, Yennie faces Nick Robbie of Harwich.

Kent Leonard, the Martha’s Vineyard second singles player, seeded second, won his match against Coyle’s Matt Vaz, 6-0, 6-0, and then Tony Machairas of Westport by the same one-sided score. Next up for Kent is Nauset’s Nick Majewski.

In Division II, MV third singles player Justice Yennie, seeded third, got by Willy Matheson of Somerset, 6-1, 6-2, but then lost to Duxbury’s Connor O’Keefe, 1-6, 2-6.

The MV first doubles team of Jackson McBride and Patrick McCarthy got the top seed in Divison IV and advanced to the finals by defeating Marshfield’s best, 6-2, 6-0, and also Dartmouth’s entry, 6-1, 6-2. They will face Sonny Bisazza and Donie Brodd of Barnstable in the finals.

The MV second doubles duo, Ryan Sawyer and Justin Smith, got a bye when their Falmouth opponents bowed out. They then lost to Cape Cod Academy’s Tyler twosome (Kugler and DeWaltoff) 0-6, 0-6.

The boys’ semi-finals and finals, as well as the doubles finals, were rained out Sunday and rescheduled to this Saturday.