Vineyard girls tennis team receives EAC championship banner

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School girls tennis team showed its new EAC championship banner on the high school's newly surfaced purple courts, Friday. The 2011 title was the program's first ever. From left to right: Michaella Gaines, Julia Cooper, Dylan Brockmeyer, Alyssa Adler, Camy Fernandez, Kelsey Dandeneau, Anne Burton, Connie McHugh. Missing: Annabelle Hackney and Wendy Wen. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School girls tennis team celebrated its first-ever Eastern Athletic Conference championship, in a small ceremony, Friday at the MVRHS tennis courts.

The team and head coach Connie McHugh unveiled the deep purple EAC championship banner on the school’s recently resurfaced purple courts. The banner has “2011” printed in the lower left corner to leave room for what the team hopes are many more future successes.

The girls team won the EAC title in June, finishing 15-3 overall and 7-1 in league play. The Vineyarders reached the state quarterfinals, before bowing out to Norwell.