Vineyard girls tennis off to winning start
The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) girls tennis team won the season opener Wednesday afternoon at the Ned Fennessy Courts in Oak Bluffs by defeating Eastern Athletic Conference rival Bishop Stang, 4-1.
With senior Kat Roberts out with a right arm injury, Vineyard coaches Nina Bramhall and Liz Roberts shuffled the lineup a bit for the season opener. Kelly Klaren defeated Sailor Nordstrom at first singles, 6-1, 6-0. Victoria Scott left her usual spot in first doubles with Lizzie Williamson to play at second singles and topped Amanda Vasconcelos 6-0, 6-1. Hannah Rabasca earned a double bagel in the third singles match with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Dina Habboosh.
In first doubles, Molly Pogue played with Lizzie Williamson and beat Sophie Lynch and Caroline Downes, 6-0, 6-2. The second doubles contest was the tightest of the afternoon with the Spartans earning their only point as Emily Gajak and Kassie Stone defeated Vineyarders Chesca Potter and Alex Rego 6-0, 2-6, and 1-0 (tie-breaker).
The Vineyard girls are back on the court, Tuesday, April 24 at Foxborough.
MVRHS boys serve up a winner in season opener
The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) boys tennis team rolled to a 5-0 Eastern Athletic Conference win over Bishop Stang in the first match of the season, Wednesday afternoon in North Dartmouth. Vineyard freshman Max Potter, playing his first high school match in first singles overcame a first set loss to defeat Colin Dimarto 0-6, 7-5 and 10-7 in a third set tie-breaker. Sophomore Chris Ferry was dominant at second singles, beating Pat Clark 6-1, 6-3. Freshman Eric Reubens won the third singles match 6-3, 6-0 over Jeff Lucarelli.
In doubles, sophomores Spencer Pogue and Owen Favreau won convincingly 6-1, 6-0 over Marc Domagala and Nick Pereira. The second doubles team of senior Garrett Zeilinger and junior David Krauthamer pulled out a close three-set match win, defeating Andres Gutierrez and Ben Rezendes 6-3, 3-6, 10-7.
The Vineyarders play their home opener against EAC rival Bishop Feehan on Friday at 3:00 pm.
Vineyard girls lax repels Red Raiders in home opener
The Vineyard varsity girls lacrosse team doubled up the Barnstable Red Raiders 16-8 in the home opener Wednesday afternoon at Dan McCarthy Field in Oak Bluffs. Skyla Harthcock rang up six goals, Addy Hayman totaled four goals and four assists, Alexis Condon notched a hat trick and added four assists, Lily Pigott picked up a goal and two assists, Audrey McCarron had a goal and an assist, and Louise McDonald scored once.
The potent Vineyard offense bombarded the Barnstable goal with 24 shots, scoring nine goals in the first half and seven in the second. Evanna Quinn earned the win in the Vineyard net.
The Vineyarders host Nauset in a non-league match, Saturday at 1:30.
Bishop Stang quells Vineyard hardballers
The Vineyard varsity baseball team fell to 0-2 on the young season, with a 14-1 Eastern Athletic Conference (EAC) loss to Bishop Stang Wednesday in North Dartmouth. The Spartans scored seven runs in the fourth inning and starter Jack Sefrino pitched five innings of shutout ball, allowing two hits and striking out eight.
Sam Bresnick scored the Vineyard run and finished 1-3 with a single and a walk. Sam Cranston also picked up a hit for MV.
Jeremy Regan got the start on the hill for the Vineyarders, pitching three innings, allowing five runs on five hits and striking out one. Owen Bresnick and Sam Bresnick entered the game in relief, throwing two innings and one inning respectively.
The Vineyarders play three big rivalry games at Vineyard Baseball Park this weekend, starting on Friday at 3:15 pm against Bishop Feehan. The Nantucket Whalers come calling on Sunday for a doubleheader. Game times are 12:30 and 2:30 pm.