Martha’s Vineyard tennis teams clinch third seeds in playoffs


Finishing its 15-2 season, the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys tennis team clinched a spot in the upcoming MIAA state tournament.The Island team is seeded third in Division 3 and hosts Canton, tomorrow, at 3:00 pm.

M.V. played Chatham here in a double-header, last Thursday, with predictable results. The Islanders swept the Blue Devils twice.

In the first match, Reid Yennie defeated Sean Summer, 8-1. All the rest of the matches were won by the Islanders, 8-0.

In second match of the double-header, Yennie repeated his 8-1 win at first singles, while brother Justice Yennie and Justin Smith swept their Blue Devil opponents, 8-0.

At doubles, McBride and McCarthy won 8-0 as did Justin Smith and Ryan Sawyer in second doubles.

In the back-end of the double-header, Bennet Schwab and Ryan Sawyer prevailed 8-2 at first doubles, while Harrison Rodrigues and Sawyer Klebs swept, 8-0.

Feehan felled again

Saturday, at Attleboro, Fennessy’s Force won every match, posting its sixteenth win of the season against two losses.

It wasn’t the easiest match of the year. Reid Yennie lost his first set to the Shamrock’s Matt Boland, 3-6, before taking command and running off two wins, 6-2, 6-2.

Justice Yennie also lost his first set, 4-6, then turned things around to win the next two handily, 6-1, 6-2.

At first doubles, Jackson McBride and Patrick McCarthy dominated, 6-1, 6-1. The second doubles match went into the Vineyard column after Justin Smith and Ryan Sawyer won a tie-breaker, 6-3, 7-6.

The win gave the Islanders a perfect 8-0 record in the EAC, while Feehan dropped to 6-2.

Girls’ tennis team makes the playoffs

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School girls tennis team, coached by Connie McHugh, qualified for the playoffs and laid claim to the Eastern Athletic Conference title by beating Bishop Feehan on the last day of the season, 5-0.

As a result, the third-seeded Vineyarders received a bye in the first round of the MIAA state tournament. The Vineyarders will play the winner of the Cohasset vs. Cape Cod Academy match, Monday at 3 pm at MVRHS.

Against Bishop Feehan, at first singles, Annie Burton outlasted Collen Scanlon, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.

At second singles, Dylan Brockney topped Alli Chabot, 6-2, 7-6, and Alyssa Adler won her match with Jacqui Hardenburgh, 6-3, 6-2.

The MV doubles teams won in straight sets — Julia Cooper and Annabelle Hackney, 6-2, 6-2; Wendy Wen and Michaella Gaines, 6-3, 8-6.

During the previous week Bishop Feehan prevailed on their home courts, 3-2.

Finshing in a flurry of matches required because of rainouts, the Island girls beat Sandwich twice, 5-0 and 4-1, both here, and Somerset twice there, 4-1, 4-1.

This story was updated. The girls will play Monday, not Sunday as originally reported.