Girls tennis defeats Apponequet in first round of state tourney, 5-0

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MVRHS first singles and senior co-captain Kelly Klaren won her match 6-0, 6-1. — Kristofer Rabasca

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School girls varsity tennis team opened its 2019 postseason with a 5-0 victory over Apponequet Regional High School on Monday at the high school. The four-time defending champion girls entered the tourney with a 16-0 record on the year, and a No. 3 ranking in Division 2 South. No. 14 seed Apponequet carried a 12-6 record into Monday’s match.

The Vineyard dominated the three singles matches. Senior co-captain Kelly Klaren, playing first singles, won 6-0, 6-1; senior co-captain Victoria Scott and junior Hannah Rabasca, at second and third singles respectively, took their matches by 6-0, 6-0, scores. The girls also swept the doubles. Juniors Chesca Potter and Molly Pogue won their match 6-0, 6-0, while junior Alex Rego and freshman Tessa Hammond won a third-set tiebreaker 10-4 to clinch a two-sets-to-one victory.

With the win, the girls advance to the quarterfinals, and will play the winner of the Norwell vs. Dennis-Yarmouth match, to be held on Tuesday, June 4.