High school boys and girls tennis

Panthers, Windjammers brave elements, swing to court wins

Camden Hills teams stay unbeaten, near top of Class B North
By Staff | May 11, 2017

In an attempt to catch up from postponements the past few weeks due to persistent rain, Midcoast high school squads have been busy on the tennis courts of late, including matches played Tuesday and Wednesday, May 9-10.

In matches played Wednesday, the Camden Hills and Medomak Valley boys swung to wins over Spruce Mountain of Jay and Winslow, respectively, while the Oceanside boys dropped a road match to Erskine Academy of South China.

Also Wednesday on the girls side, the Windjammers bested the Phoenix, while the Panthers fell to the Black Raiders. The match between the Mariners and Eagles in Rockland was halted mid-match due to rain, and will resume on Thursday, May 11.

The Medomak Valley and Oceanside boys also squared off Tuesday, May 9, as the Panthers served up a 4-1 victory.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Boys tennis

Camden Hills 5, Spruce Mountain 0

At Rockport May 11, the Windjammers rose to the occasion and sailed past the visiting Phoenix in pro set matches.

The individual results, with Camden Hills players listed first, were: In singles, Josiah Krul beat Cam Cain, 8-0; Cooper Russell beat Andrw Shaw, 8-0; and Noah Heidorn won by forfeit.

In doubles, Henry Cooper and Simon Fedarko beat John Brenner and Alex Bacheller, 8-0; and David Poutasse and Charlie O’Brien beat Joel Soper and Scott Jackson, 8-0.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Camden Hills (7-0, 41.2500 points) is third, while Caribou (7-0, 45.4167 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Medomak Valley 4, Winslow 1

At Winslow May 10, the Panthers prowled past the Black Raiders en route to their fourth win in six tries.

The individual results, with Medomak Valley players listed first, were: In singles, Richard Kinney lost to Jake Lapierre, 4-;, Kyle Donlin beat Josh Vashon, 9-7; and Medomak Valley won by forfeit at third singles.

In doubles, Casey Libby and Greg Wadsworth beat Matt Brown and Lucas Porter, 8-4; and Quinn Ashmore and Amos Hinkley beat Cameron Brockway and Jacop Deraps, 8-1.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Medomak Valley (4-2, 14.0278 points) is seventh, while Caribou (7-0, 45.4167 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Medomak Valley 4, Oceanside 1

At Rockland May 9, the Mariners picked up a win at first singles, but the Panthers ultimately swept the final four individual matches and prowled to victory.

The match originally was scheduled for Friday, April 28, but was postponed due to rain.

The individual results, with Medomak Valley players listed first, were: In singles, Richard Kinney lost to Abe LeMole, 5-7 3-6; Kyle Donlin beat Carter Fogarty, 6-0, 6-0; and Quinn Ashmore beat Mitchell DelFrate, 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles, Casey Libby and Greg Wadsworth beat Ben Willey and Lexington Marquis, 6-2, 6-1; and Amos Hinkley and Alec Coughlin beat Josh Peaco and Nick Upham, 6-3, 6-0.

Girls tennis

Winslow 3, Medomak Valley 0

At Waldoboro May 10, the Black Raiders bested the Panthers in a match halted due to rain with the outcome already decided. The first and second singles matches were stopped in the second set.

The individual results, with Medomak Valley players listed first, were: In singles, Maggie Ryan dropped the first set to Kate Larson 6-2 and led 5-1 in the second set; while Hannah Smith won the first set against Cassidy Penney 6-3. At third singles, Jessie Hugh lost to Sammi Decker, 1-6, 4-6.

In doubles, Chelsea Ripley and Katie Ryan lost to Susan Grant and Desiree Veilleux 6-7, 6-4, 1-6; and Serena Poland and Molly Taylor lost to Elizabeth Farnham and Juliann LaPierre, 3-6, 3-6.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Class B North, Medomak Valley (1-5, 0.8333 points) is 14th, while Camden Hills (7-0, 66.8056 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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