As clouds engulfed the Midcoast Wednesday, local high school tennis squads came out in force for multiple matches.

Most teams experienced strong play and court success as the Camden Hills and Georges Valley boys, as well as the Rockland girls, realized wins. However, the Georges Valley girls were not so fortunate in losing to Boothbay Region.


Camden Hills 5, Gardiner 0 … At Gardiner, Camden Hills (1-0) started the campaign with a win over Gardiner (0-2).

The individual results, with Windjammers listed first, were: In singles, Evan Drinkwater beat Justin Ladner, 6-2, 6-2; John Vannorsdall beat Isaac Luken, 6-2, 6-0; and Isaac Hirschfeld beat Andy Roberts, 6-4, 6-0.

In doubles, Tyler Coleman and Devon Gordon beat Alex Roberts and Mitch Chesley, 6-0, 6-4; and Max Fischer and Lei Huang beat Christian Heath and Eddie Abbondanzio, 6-1, 6-1.

“Great start to the season for these guys,” said Camden Hills coach Chris Walker-Spencer. “What I was looking for from our team was good execution and outstanding effort and we definitely got that today.”

The coach said he was particularly pleased with his doubles team, especially Coleman, who had an “extremely solid first set and very strong beginning to the second.”

“Overall, [I’m] very happy with the play,” Walker-Spencer said. “The outcome certainly was outstanding and we look forward to our next match.“

Georges Valley 3, Boothbay Region 2 … At Boothbay Harbor, the Buc doubles team came out strong to carry the visitors to their second win. Georges Valley is 2-0 on the young season.

The individual results, with Bucs listed first, were: In singles, Gordon Armstrong lost to Andres Diaz, 8-10; Charlie Baker lost to Sam Schwehm, 3-10; and Cy McGeady beat Brady Duncan, 10-5.

In doubles, Luke Rector and Tyler Gilson beat Evan Stevens and Cody Mitchell, 10-5; and Wesley Bryant and Jack Crockett beat Andy Panagore and Chris Reynolds, 10-8.

Buc Sam Crockett won his exhibition match, 10-3.

“I was very impressed with my doubles teams,” said Buc coach Kathryn Armstrong. “They both worked well together and played with a lot of energy and good sportsmanship.”


Rockland 4, Maranacook 1 … At Rockland, the (1-1) Tigers earned their first win of the season in capturing four of five matches against the Black Bears of Readfield.

The individual results, with Tigers listed first, were: In singles, Allison Ward beat Adrielle Nel, 3-6, 7-6 (7-3) and the third set was forfeited by Maranacook due to injury; Natasha Seavey lost to Sarah Adams, 6-4, 5-7, 2-6; and Taylor Stevens beat Amy Bley, 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles, Phoebe Ferraiolo and Chelsea Hawksley beat Julia Varney and Olivia Swimm, 6-0, 6-1; and Sarah Henry and Ciera Bedard beat Breanna Dunbar and Hannah Glan, 6-4, 6-1.

The Tigers also won three exhibition matches by scores of 8-6, 8-2 and 8-1.

“Overall, this was a big win for us,” said coach Nick Blais. “I was extremely proud of how all the girls played and I was especially proud of my first and second singles players who fought for every point and really played some great tennis all afternoon … They really were some great matches to watch.”

Morse 3, Medomak Valley 2 … At Waldoboro, the Panthers (0-2) suffered a close loss to the Shipbuilders (1-1)

The individual results, with Panthers listed first, were: In singles, Kelly Leidenroth lost to Meo Pourreyron, 2-6, 1-6; Mallory Robbins lost to Alice Stenquist, 0-6, 1-6; and Isabelle Lobley beat Ara Foster, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

In doubles, Kaye Peabody and Bailey Black beat Mikalea Marrtin and her playing partner (whose name was unavailable), 6-3, 6-2; and Ariele Rancourt and Danica Dever lost to Elizabeth Young and Sarah Clegg, 2-6, 0-2.

Camden Hills 5, Gardiner 0 … The Windjammers (2-0) won their home-opening match as they outscored Gardiner (1-1) 60-2 in points in the five regular matches.

The individual results, with Windjammers listed first, were: In singles, Emma Blakeley beat Katrina Nikornpan, 6-2, 6-0; Carissa English beat Katilyn Turmelle, 6-0, 6-0; and Abby Blakeley beat Helen Mohney, 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles, Christine Forcillo and Camilla Walker beat Broghann Fles and Hannah Luken, 6-0, 6-0; and Kayla Hart and Erika Alex beat Carly Rose and Maryl Kus, 6-0, 6-0.

In exhibition matches, Sophie Salas and Lizzie Cox beat Bri Mosher and Hannah Kavanaugh 8-0; and Elizabeth Belair and Vanessa Bemis beat Mari Korhonen and Lydia Williams, 8-0.

Camden Hills coach Karen Brace was impressed with her talented team’s performance. “The match was one-sided with Camden Hills coming out on top, winning a total of 60 [points] and losing only two, the most unbelievable result of any match in my seven years coaching,” she said, while adding the Blakeley sisters and English led the pack.

“As would be expected, Emma had the most challenge with Gardiner’s No. 1 singles player showing the most talent and competitive spirit, but Emma displayed more of each winning easily through two relatively tough sets,” Brace said.

The coach also praised Abby Blakeley for displaying the same qualities, winning without giving a point, and “boosting her own confidence representing the team at that important No.  3 position.”

Boothbay Region 5, Georges Valley 0 … At the Samoset Resort in Rockport, the host Bucs (0-1) lost to the visiting Seahawks.

The individual results, with Bucs listed first, were: Kasie Waters lost to Meryl Jones, 1-10; Rosemary McGeady lost to Maya DelRooka, 7-10; and Lindsey Joyce lost to Roselyn Campbell, 2-10.

In doubles, Brianna Bodman and Michaela Garrett lost to Elisa Geale and Shyke Sibley, 2-10; and Afton Hupper and Rachel Delfrate lost to Alison Look and Runick Hanna, 4-10.

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