MVRHS tennis teams win close playoff matchups

0
MVRHS tennis player Cali Giglio during a match against Pope Francis Preparatory School and now with a personal 2022 undefeated record. — Eunki Seonwoo

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) girls varsity tennis team followed up their 5-0 sweep against Pope Francis Preparatory School with a 3-2 win over Old Rochester Regional High School.

“We won a good match,” MVRHS girls tennis head coach Bill Rigali

The girls “swept the singles matches.” At first singles, MVRHS’ Hunter Tompkins defeated Old Rochester’s Emily Murphy with a score of 6-2, 6-4. MVRHS’ Cali Giglio beat Molly Dupre with a score of 6-3, 6-0. MVRHS’ Karinne Nivala went past Gabby Butgess with a score of 6-3,6-4. 

“[The] win at third clinched the match for the Vineyard,” Rigali said about Karinne’s victory.

Although MVRHS’ doubles players “battled to bring it back,” they were served the team’s two losses. In first doubles, Old Rochester’s Mack Wilson and Erin Besancon beat MVRHS’ Andrea Morse and Tessa Hammond with a score of 6-3,7-6 (4). The number in the parentheses is how much the losing team scored in the tie-breaker match of first to 7 points with a margin of 2 points. Old Rochester’s Macy Inghan and Charlotte Sisson defeated Alana Nevin and Evelyn Brewer with scores of 6-0, 7-5. 

Including the regular season, this win brings MVRHS girls tennis to a record of 19-1. Rigali also said Cali’s own match record remains undefeated at 20-0. 

Now, the No. 6 seed MVRHS girls tennis team will play against the No. 3 seed Austin Preparatory School on Saturday at Reading.

Boys team keeps rolling, too

On Friday, June 10, the MVRHS boys tennis team defeated East Longmeadow HIgh School in a thrilling second round state tournament match by a score of 3-2. 

The match, on the Vineyard’s home courts, was tied 2 wins apiece with Zak Potter nearing the end of his first set of his third singles match against East Longmeadow’s Dylan Dulchinos.  Zak won the first set in a tie-breaker, and the second set 6-4 to send the Vineyard on to the state quarterfinals against Wilmington High School on Saturday. 

In Friday’s match, East Longmeadow won at first and second singles, as Ryan Morneue and Bryan Shields defeated Jacob Riis and Clyde Smith respectively. The Vineyard won both doubles matches with Teagan Myers and Caleb Dubin defeating Aman Khurana and Viel Nguyaw at number one, and Kert Kleeman and Kyle Levy defeating Patrick Stevens and Ryan Brunelle at number two. The win brought the teams overall record to 17-2 for the season.

 

 

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) girls varsity tennis team followed up their 5-0 sweep against Pope Francis Preparatory School with a 3-2 win over Old Rochester Regional High School.

“We won a good match,” MVRHS girls tennis head coach Bill Rigali

The girls “swept the singles matches.” At first singles, MVRHS’ Hunter Tompkins defeated Old Rochester’s Emily Murphy with a score of 6-2, 6-4. MVRHS’ Cali Giglio beat Molly Dupre with a score of 6-3, 6-0. MVRHS’ Karinne Nivala went past Gabby Butgess with a score of 6-3,6-4. 

“[The] win at third clinched the match for the Vineyard,” Rigali said about Karinne’s victory.

Although MVRHS’ doubles players “battled to bring it back,” they were served the team’s two losses. In first doubles, Old Rochester’s Mack Wilson and Erin Besancon beat MVRHS’ Andrea Morse and Tessa Hammond with a score of 6-3,7-6 (4). The number in the parentheses is how much the losing team scored in the tie-breaker match of first to 7 points with a margin of 2 points. Old Rochester’s Macy Inghan and Charlotte Sisson defeated Alana Nevin and Evelyn Brewer with scores of 6-0, 7-5. 

Including the regular season, this win brings MVRHS girls tennis to a record of 19-1. Rigali also said Cali’s own match record remains undefeated at 20-0. 

Now, the No. 6 seed MVRHS girls tennis team will play against the No. 3 seed Austin Preparatory School on Saturday at Reading.

 

Boys team keeps rolling, too

 

On Friday, June 10, the MVRHS boys tennis team defeated East Longmeadow HIgh School in a thrilling second round state tournament match by a score of 3-2. 

The match, on the Vineyard’s home courts, was tied 2 wins apiece with Zak Potter nearing the end of his first set of his third singles match against East Longmeadow’s Dylan Dulchinos.  Zak won the first set in a tie-breaker, and the second set 6-4 to send the Vineyard on to the state quarterfinals against Wilmington High School on Saturday. 

In Friday’s match, East Longmeadow won at first and second singles, as Ryan Morneue and Bryan Shields defeated Jacob Riis and Clyde Smith respectively. The Vineyard won both doubles matches with Teagan Myers and Caleb Dubin defeating Aman Khurana and Viel Nguyaw at number one, and Kert Kleeman and Kyle Levy defeating Patrick Stevens and Ryan Brunelle at number two. The win brought the teams overall record to 17-2 for the season.