Windjammers, Panthers net court wins to usher in campaignOceanside downed by Camden Hills, Medomak Valley upends Maine Central Institute
The Midcoast high school tennis seasons swung in on Thursday, April 13 — including for Camden Hills of Rockport, Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston and Medomak Valley of Waldoboro — in a scenario that proved eventful for the Windjammers and Panthers.
The Windjammers and Mariners squared off on the courts as the Camden Hills boys posted a 5-0 win in Rockland and the Camden Hills girls a 4-1 victory in Rockport.
The Camden Hills boys are the defending state Class B champions, while the girls are the defending Class B North titlists.
The Panther squads also picked up home victories over Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield as the girls prevailed 4-1 and the boys 5-0.
The following is a recap of reported results:
Camden Hills 4, Oceanside 1
At Rockport April 13, the defending Class B North champions swung past the rival Mariners to begin the campaign.
The individual results, with Camden Hills players listed first, were: In singles, Naomi Landry beat Gabby Simmons, 6-4, 6-3; Sophia Landry beat Molly Davis, 6-2, 6-1; and Kelsie Merrill lost to Cassidy Boynton, 2-6, 7-5, 5-7.
In doubles, Charlotte Messer and Claire Pierce beat Erin Dugan and Julia Bartlett, 6-0, 6-1; and Chloe Fordyce and Ella Pierce beat Emma Lee and Meredith Mitchell, 6-0, 6-2.
Medomak Valley 4, Maine Central Institute 1
At Waldoboro April 13, the Panthers prowled past the Huskies en route to victory. The teams played pro-set matches.
The individual results, with Medomak Valley players listed first, were: In singles, Maggie Ryan lost to Linda Vrbova, 6-8; Hannah Smith beat Autumn Maynard, 8-0; and Jessie Hugh beat Cassidy Hamm, 8-3.
In doubles, Molly Taylor and Claire Bourett beat Jettah Files and Megan Farias, 8-0; and Serena Poland and Katie Ryan beat Jarica Wiles and Makayla Guerette, 8-1.
Camden Hills 5, Oceanside 0
At Rockland April 13, the defending state Class B champs made quick work of the host Mariners en route to a lopsided win.
The individual results, with Camden Hills players listed first, were: In singles, Colby Arau beat Abe LeMole, 6-1, 6-1; Matt Morse beat Carter Fogarty, 6-0, 6-0; and Cooper Russell beat Mitchell DelFrate, 6-0, 6-1.
In doubles, Noah Heidorn and Henry Cooper beat Elliot Spear and Ben Willey, 6-0, 6-0; and Simon Fedarko and Charlie O’Brien beat Josh Peaco and Nick Upham, 6-1, 6-0.
Medomak Valley 5, Maine Central Institute 0
At Waldoboro April 13, the Panthers blanked the Huskies and netted their first win of the new season. The teams played pr- set matches.
The individual results, with Medomak Valley players listed first, were: In singles, Richard Kinney beat Xabier Fresno, 8-2; Kyle Donlin beat Richard Hallowell, 8-4; and Quinn Ashmore beat Jinrey Ping, 8-3.
In doubles, Casey Libby and Greg Wadsworth beat Ethan Varney and Harry Van, 8-1; and Amos Hinkley and Alec Coughlin beat Harry Hong and Frankie Chen, 8-1.
Additionally, Medomak Valley hosted Boothbay Region in a preseason match on Tuesday, April 11, as the Panthers came up short in a 3-2 loss.
The individual results, with Medomak Valley players listed first, were: In singles, Richard Kinney lost to Duncan Drapeau, 1-6, 6-7 (4-7); Kyle Donlin lost to Dima Gosselin, 2-6, 6-4 (6-8), and Quinn Ashmore lost to Riley Spear, 4-6, 2-6.
In doubles, Casey Libby and Greg Wadsworth beat Griffin Kane and Rowam Kristan, 6-2, 6-1; and Amos Hinkley and Alec Coughlin beat Jacob Leonard and Sam Betts, 6-1, 6-4.
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