The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) girls tennis team kept its defense of the Division 2 state title on track by defeating Norwell, 4-1, in the MIAA South Sectional quarterfinals at the Ned Fennessy Courts in Oak Bluffs on Wednesday afternoon.
The No. 3 Vineyarders improved to 18-0 on the season with a solid victory over the sixth-seeded Clippers, who finished the season at 13-3.
First singles Kelly Klaren and third singles Hannah Rabasca each scored 6-0, 6-0, wins over Kate Barcomb and Emma Burnham, respectively.
Victoria Scott defeated Jess Johnson 6-1, 6-2, at second singles, and first doubles duo Molly Pogue and Chesca Potter topped Brenna McDonald and Hadley Gilmartin 6-3, 6-0.
Norwell left the Island with a point as Julia Neuman and Mia Frattasio defeated Vineyarders Alex Rego and Tessa Hammond at second doubles 6-4, 6-2.
With the win, the Vineyarders advanced to the South semifinals, scheduled for Monday at 4 pm at a site to be determined. MV will play either No. 2 Old Rochester (19-0) or No. 10 Canton (13-4), who meet in a quarterfinal on June 6.