Girls tennis advances to state Division 2 title match

Members of the MVRHS girls tennis team hold up the championship banner after defeating Foxboro Thursday.
Lizzie Williamson and Kat Roberts, MVRHS number one doubles team, brought home more hardware Saturday. – Chris Scott

Updated Saturday, June 16

The MVRHS girls tennis team will play for a fourth consecutive state championship, following a 4-1 victory over Foxborough in the MIAA Division 2 South Sectional final, Thursday afternoon at Old Rochester Regional High School in Mattapoisett.

The second-seeded Vineyarders (19-0) beat fifth-seeded Foxborough (19-3) for the third time this season and will play North champion, #1 Winchester (21-0) in the state title match, at St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury on Tuesday at 2:30 pm. The Vineyarders have claimed the past three Division 3 crowns. A win on Tuesday would be a first for the program in D2.

Foxborough’s top player Sophia Prinos defeated Kelly Klaren 6-3, 6-2 at first singles but the Vineyarders swept remaining four matches. Victoria Scott beat Pamela Nelson at second singles 6-2, 6-1 and third singles Hannah Rabasca followed suit, 6-2, 6-1, over Kayla Prag.

First doubles Kat Roberts and Lizzie Williamson served up a 6-0, 6-0 shutout against Julia Muise and Sarah Prag, while Molly Pogue and Chesca Quinlan-Potter topped Olivia Dantona and Kendall Milander, 6-2, 6-3 at second doubles.

MVRHS seniors Kat Roberts and Lizzie Williamson won the MIAA State Individual Tournament doubles championship, Saturday at St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury, defeating Zoe Golub and Claire Lee of Newton South, 6-4, 6-0.

The Vineyarders have won the past three individual doubles titles, with Williamson and junior Victoria Scott claiming the crown in 2016 and 2017.

Roberts and Williamson advanced to the championship match by beating Wachusett’s Charlotte Mullane and Eleanor Lazar 6-0, 6-2 in the semi-finals earlier in the day.

Updated to include Saturday’s results. – Ed.