Vineyard boys tennis team advances in state tourney

The boys defeated Mashpee Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals.

The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School tennis team posed for a photo as they advanced in the state tourney. From left to right, bottom row: Coach William Rigali, David Krauthamer, Ben Nadelstein, James Kelliher, David Webster. Top, L-R: Joao Alves, Garrett Zeilinger, Graham Lewis, Connor Downing, Zak Danz, Oliver Silberstein, Max Hammond.

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys tennis team, seeded tenth in the Division 3 South Section, traveled to Mashpee Thursday and defeated the number seven seeded team 5-0 to advance to the quarterfinals.

In singles competition, number one player Zachary Danz beat Gunnar Mahoney 6-1, 6-2. Number two player Connor Downing defeated  Jebb Mahoney 6-1, 6-3. Vineyard number three player Graham Lewis defeated Liam Donovan 6-2, 6-4.

The first doubles team Of Max Hammond and James Kelliher defeated Alex Westport and Jeff Demarche 6-4, 6-1. Dave Webster and Thiago Muniz finished the shutout with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Jashan Chopra and Curt  Nitzsche. The Vineyard raised it’s record to 13 and  4. Mashpee finishes at 13 and 4