Martha’s Vineyard girls serve up winner over Chatham

Samantha Potter returned a volley in her rematch with Barnstable's Kristen Donnelly at first singles. — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The girls tennis team improved to 12-2 with a 5-0 win on Tuesday over visiting Chatham. The previous day, the Vineyarders lost their rematch with Barnstable, 4-1. Both Vineyard losses have come at the hands of the Red Raiders, who play in division one, two up from M.V.

Against Chatham, Vineyard coach Connie McHugh rested first singles starter Samantha Potter and rotated her usual lineup. She also moved up jayvee players Charlotte Potter and Diamond Araujo to play second doubles. The duo came through with a 6-4, 6-4 win.

Alyssa Adler won at first singles 6-0, 6-2; Wendy Wen took the second singles match by the same count; Katherine Donegan won at third singles 6-2, 6-3; Annabelle Hackney and Julia Cooper prevailed 6-4, 6-2 at first doubles.

Monday’s loss to Barnstable wasn’t quite the marathon as the previous match on the Cape, but it was close.

Samantha Potter was the lone Vineyard winner and won her rematch with Kristen Donnelly 7-6 in a two-hour first set and 10-5 in the second set tie-breaker.

Annie Burton lost a narrow 2-6, 7-6, 10-8 decision to Lauren Persson at second doubles.

Jasmine Opie topped Alyssa Adler at third singles 6-4, 6-1.

In doubles, Dylan Brockmeyer and Wendy Wen fell to Katie Tynan and Meghan Talerman 4-6, 1-6. Julia Cooper and Annabelle Hackney lost 2-6, 1-6 to Gabrielle Riley and Maggie Pedicini.

MIAA girls individual singles and doubles tourney

Samantha Potter, Wendy Wen, and Alyssa Adler represented the Vineyarders in the MIAA South Girls Individual Singles and Doubles Championship Tournament last weekend at Old Rochester Regional High School and Tabor Academy.

Samantha won three matches and advanced to the quarterfinals at ORR in Mattapoisett this Saturday at 9 am. Wendy and Alyssa lost in the opening round.