Martha’s Vineyard high school duo win state tennis doubles championship

Victoria Scott and Lizzie Williamson sealed a perfect season at the MIAA Individual Doubles championship Saturday.

From left to right, assistant MVRHS coach Liz Roberts, MVRHS coach Nina Bramhall, Victoria Scott, Lizzie Williamson, Winchester doubles teammates Brooke Scully and Izzy Bruno, and coach Paul Sughrue.

On Saturday, Victoria Scott and Lizzie Williamson of Edgartown, members of the undefeated Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) tennis team, defeated Izzy Bruno and Brooke Scully of Winchester High School 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 to win the MIAA State Individual Doubles championship at Saint John’s High School in Shrewsbury.

Earlier in the day Victoria, a freshman, and Lizzie, a sophomore, defeated Haley Higgins and Carly Shafiroff  of Monument Mountain High School 6-1, 6-0 in the semifinal competition.

Victoria’s father, Chris Scott watched the match. “It was a very tough, close match against very strong opponents,” Mr. Scott, executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Preservation Trust, told The Times via email Saturday.  “Temperatures on the courts were in the mid-90’s — no shade. Victoria and Lizzie played their toughest opponents this season and had to dig deep to stay with them and win.”

It was the first individual state title ever for the Vineyard and came just four days after the MVRHS girls tennis team defeated Hopedale High School 5-0 Wednesday at the Saint John’s High School courts in Shrewsbury to claim the MIAA Division 3 state championship for the second consecutive year and end a perfect season.