The high school tennis season was served up Monday afternoon, April 22 and for most Midcoast teams, especially the Oceanside girls who hosted Maranacook of Readfield, it was a cold start to the campaign.

The Mariners hosted the Black Bears at their high school courts and a cold, biting wind wiped across the courts making for tough playing conditions. But, after enjoying last week's school spring vacation, the young athletes from both squads worked through the chilly temperatures for solid all-around play.

The Mariners won 4-1.

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The individual results, with Mariners listed first, were: In singles, Kasie Waters beat Hannah Colan, 6-3, 6-0; Phoebe Ferraiolo beat Lauren Lang, 6-0, 6-2; and Lindsey Joyce beat Julia Varney, 7-5, 6-1

In doubles, Vieno Carter and Hannah Lacasse beat Caroline Clark and Cara Corey, 6-3, 6-3; and Afton Hupper and Jackie Thorbjorson lost to Victoria Nolette and Olivia Swimm, 4-6, 1-6.

In an exhibition match, Lily Butler and Alayna Joyce beat Lydia Rice and Taylor Lindholm in a pro set, 8-0.

"Overall this was a great match for us," said Mariner coach Nick Blais. "Second doubles struggled a bit but the rest of the team played some very good tennis. Phoebe showed a dominating performance in her first competitive singles match. Lindsey Joyce played an extremely hard-fought first set and hustled on every point, beating out her opponent. The hard work and dedication demonstrated by the team was great to see. We will now be getting ready for another hard-fought match against Gardiner on [April 24]."

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