The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) girls and boys tennis teams overwhelmed archrival Nantucket under blue and sunny skies at the high school on Saturday. Both squads were dominant throughout, dropping only one match between them.
The Vineyard girls set the tone for the day by winning all five matches by a 6-0, 6-0 score. In first singles, senior co-captain Kelly Klaren beat Nantucket’s Abbey Boulanger; second singles senior co-captain Victoria Scott beat Haleigh Johnson; third singles junior Hannah Rabasca beat Emily Dussault.
In first doubles, seniors Molly Pogue and Chesca Quinlan-Potter beat Maddy Belanger and Vaiva Utaraite; second doubles junior Alex Rego and freshman Tessa Hammond beat Grace Shannon and Emma Laredo.
“It was a very good afternoon for the girls’ team,” said Coach Chris Scott. “The team has discussed playing with maximum effort, never taking a team for granted, and always respecting our opponents, and I was pleased that the starters took care of their matches accordingly.”
The boys’ tennis team improved to 3-0 on the young season with a convincing 4-1 win over island rivals Nantucket. The Vineyarders posted three 6-0, 6-0 double bagels on the day, with first singles Chris Ferry defeating Luke MacKay, Max Potter beating Marsh Hickman at second singles, and the first doubles pair of Owen Favreau and Spencer Pogue rolling past Roy Ryder and Torin Bokus. Vineyard third singles Eric Reubens took the first set from John Vento, 6-3, before pulling away 6-0 in the second. The Whalers got on the board by winning at second doubles, with Whalers Jake Toole and Will Harris defeating David Krauthamer and Ben Belisle 6-0, 6-3.
On Thursday, April 4, the Vineyarders overwhelmed the visiting Rising Tide Herons, 5-0 in another Cape and Islands League contest. Chris Ferry, Max Potter, and Eric Reubens all won 6-0, 6-0, in the singles matches over Jake Smercynski, Zach Tympanick, and D.C. Brown, respectively, while Owen Favreau and Spencer Pogue topped John Schellang and Cam Garvey by the same count at first doubles. James Walker and Trevor Anderson won a trio of games for the Herons in the second doubles match, but Vineyarders David Krauthamer and Ben Belisle took the match in straight sets 6-2, 6-1.
On Tuesday, April 9, the girls will host Cape Cod Academy at 3 pm, while the boys will play at Cape Cod Academy at 4 pm.