Boys tennis strings together wins over Nauset, Coyle and Cassidy

Sophomore David Webster was victorious at his first-ever singles match.

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In this file photo, Connor Downing stretches to hit a forehand against Barnstable. — Photo by Michael Cummo

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) boys varsity tennis team entered vacation week with two solid wins. The boys beat league opponent Coyle and Cassidy 5-0 at Lakeville Athletic Club Friday, April 17.

And two days earlier on Wednesday, April 15, the boys defeated Nauset High School away on a perfect spring afternoon, 4-1.

Against Coyle and Cassidy, Zak Danz won at first singles, 6-1, 6-0, Connor Downing won at second singles, 6-1, 6-0, and David Webster won at third singles, 6-0, 6-1.

Max Hammond and James Kelliher were victorious 6-0, 6-0 at first doubles, and Garret Zeilinger and Thiago Munoz, both freshman, won 6-1, 6-0 at second doubles.

This was the first-ever varsity match for Garret and Thiago. “We made quick work of Coyle and Cassidy, as all players were extremely focused and did their job,” Coach Eric Meyer told the Times via text. “The entire match lasted about 45 minutes.”

Against Nauset, Connor Downing had a tough match against a “big lefty,” but pulled out the win 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. “It took him a little while to figure him out, but he figured it out after the first set and went on to win,” Mr. Meyer told The Times.

Zak Danz won 6-2, 6-0 at second singles, and David Webster also came out on top 6-3, 6-4.

On the doubles front, Max Hammond and James Kelliher won 6-4, 7-5 at first doubles, and Charlie Parkhurst and Graham Lewis lost 3-6, 4-6.

The boys are off for school break until Tuesday, April 28, when they play away at Bishop Feehan. Next home match is Wednesday, April 29, against Bishop Stang at 3 pm. Both contests are league games.