The Martha’s Vineyard High School girls varsity tennis team beat Barnstable 3-2 Wednesday night, finishing a perfect 16-0 season for the second year in a row. The crowning victory came after they sealed the Eastern Athletic Conference title on Tuesday in a road game against rivals Bishop Feehan, which followed a doubleheader sweep against Nauset on Monday, and a rousing Senior Day home win against Feehan on Friday.
In the last conference game of the regular season Tuesday, the Vineyarders won 5-0 against rival Bishop Feehan.
Kat Roberts won first singles against Ali Sollecito 6-1, 6-2; Kelly Klaren won second singles against Emma Cabral 6-0, 6-0; Camilla Prata won third singles against Lauren Falvey 6-1, 6-2; Lizzie Williamson and Victoria Scott won first doubles against Becca Choiniere and Iris Neubecker 6-0, 6-0; Amadine Muniz and Nuun Eksiri won second doubles against Hannah Eskridge and Jessica Nee 6-0, 6-0.
The girls played a doubleheader against Nauset Monday in a non-league contest, winning 5-0 twice in a row.
Kat Roberts won first singles against Nika Dadoly, 8-0; Kelly Klaren won second singles against Haley Nivarro, 8-0; Camilla Prata won third singles against Gabby Dadoly, 8-5; Victoria Scott and Lizzie Williamson won first doubles against Grace Haskell and Bevin Burns, 8-0; Amadine Muniz and Nuun Eksiri won second doubles against Caroline Donahue and Shelley Coons, 8-0.
On Friday, the girls varsity tennis team extended its unblemished record to 12 and 0 with a convincing 5-0 home win over league rival Bishop Feehan.
“This was a good win,” said MV Coach Nina Bramhall. “Feehan is one of the better teams in our league, and their No. 1 singles player is certainly very strong and an excellent competitor.”
So far this year, the girls are following a pattern of perfection established by last year’s team, who went undefeated and won the state title. When asked if the team felt any pressure, Coach Bramhall said, “We rarely talk about a repeat. Instead we take each match as it comes, and keep our focus on the job at hand.”
With four new varsity players this year, it’s not difficult to focus on the present. “We have a nice balance between returning and new players,” said Bramhall. “This is a different team, and we put our attention on this season.”