Martha's Vineyard boys tennis team advances to second round in state tourney

The boys advanced to the second round and will face the winner of the Cohasset and Mashpee matchup on Monday.

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The boys tennis team is on a roll in state tournament action.

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys varsity tennis team defeated Sacred Heart 4-1 in the first round of the Division 3 South Sectional at home Thursday.

First singles Connor Downing lost a close match 7-6, 6-4 after missing nearly two weeks with a chest cold. Second singles Zak Danz picked up his team leading 14th win of the season winning 6-0, 6-0. Zak made few, if any, errors and played his best match of the year.

Third singles Dunovan Belisle also won 6-2, 6-0. In doubles, Max Hammond and James Kelliher won easily 6-0, 6-0 while David Webster and Graham Lewis also won, albeit less easily, 6-4, 6-1.

The boys advance to the second round Monday, where they will face the winner Friday’s matchup between Cohasset and Mashpee.