Martha’s Vineyard boys’ tennis team mows down Coyle & Cassidy

Reid Yennie hustles to get his racquet on the ball at full stretch in the first singles match against Coyle and Cassidy, Friday afternoon. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The Martha’s Vineyard high school boys’ varsity tennis team juggernaut keeps mowing ’em down. Saturday it was the Warriors of Coyle and Cassidy turn to be overwhelmed.

At third singles, Justice Yennie pitched a shutout, 6-0, 6-0.

At second singles Kent Leonard won handily in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2.

Both Martha’s Vineyard doubles teams, McBride and McCarthy, Smith and Sawyer, made it look easy: 6-1, 6-0.

Only the first match between the team captains, MV’s Reid Yennie and CC’s Kevin Dupont, generated any interest in a possible challenge.

Yennie made quick work of the first set, rolling to a 6-1 win. Dupont then changed his game from baseliner to counterpuncher and jumped to a second set 3-0 lead.

But then Yennie adjusted his game. Long volleys ensued. The Vineyard captain proved to be the stronger. He not only stopped the bleeding, he ran off six straight points to seal the second set and the match, 6-1, 6-3, completing the 5-0 sweep.

It was the Vineyard’s fifth win without a loss. They are 3-0 in the Eastern Athletic Conference.