Martha’s Vineyard High school boys’ tennis team defeats Somerset


Home court advantage did not save Somerset from falling before the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys’ tennis team onslaught, Friday.

Reid Yennie was perfect at first singles, 6-0, 6-0. So was Patrick McCarthy at third singles, 6-0, 6-0. At second singles, Kent Leonard lost just one game, overwhelming his opponent, 6-0, 6-1.

The Justice-Yennie, Jackson-McBride doubles team won easily, 6-2, 6-0, as did Justin-Smith and Ryan-Sawyer, 6-1, 6-1.

Last Wednesday, April 6, the boys played Sandwich on the Vineyard and expected to have a very competitive match with a veteran team. The Island boys’ tennis team had a surprisingly easy time of it, sweeping the Blue Knights in five straight sets on the Vineyard.

At first singles Reid Yennie disposed of Matthew Martin, 6-1. 6-1.

At second singles Kent Leonard was even more dominant, 6-0, 6-1, over Ben Siranisian.

Not to be different, Patrick McCarthy, in his first varsity test, cruised by Jamie Bryant, 6-0, 6-1.

Both doubles teams won handily. Jackson-McBride and Justice-Yennie prevailed 6-3, 6-1 and Justin-Smith and Ryan-Sawyer completed the sweep, 6-2, 6-2.

Yesterday, the Islanders were rained out of their match with Cape Cod Academy, the MIAA Division 3 South champions of 2010 and 2009.