High school tennis

Rough starts to seasons for Panther, Mariner net squads

Oceanside swept by Waterville, Medomak Valley topped by Erskine Academy
By Staff | Apr 15, 2018
Photo by: Mark Haskell Medomak Valley's Coleman Swain looks to make a return against Erskine Academy of South China on April 12 during a high school boys tennis match in Waldoboro. The Eagles bested the host Panthers 4-1.

It was a tough day on the high school courts for the Oceanside and Medomak Valley tennis teams on Thursday, April 11 as three of the four area squads in action came up short in their efforts for wins to begin regular-season play.

The Mariners were downed by Waterville as the girls were blanked 5-0 in Waterville and the boys fell 4-1 in Rockland.

The Panther boys also fell 4-1 at home to Erskine Academy of South China. The match between the Medomak Valley and Erskine Academy girls was postponed due to court conditions in South China, and will be made up at a later date.

Watch video below from the Erskine Academy at Medomak Valley boys match.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Boys

Erskine Academy 4, Medomak Valley 1

At Waldoboro April 12, the Eagles soared past the host Panthers.

The individual results, with Medomak Valley players listed first, were: In singles, Coleman Swain lost to Nick Howes, 5-7, 6-3, 5-7; Amos Hinkley lost to Sam Falla, 3-6, 0-6; and Alec Coughlin beat Maverick Lovely, 6-3, 6-2.

In doubles, Nicholas Hill and Jaden Abruzese lost to Brock Glidden and Garett Keezer, 3-6, 4-6; and Zach Cheesman and Bryce Colburn lost to Jacob Praul and Michael Sprague, 4-6, 1-6.

The first-singles match between Swain and Howes was a 2.5-hour marathon, as Howes eventually swung to victory after a grueling third set.

"Coleman showed incredible tenacity and poise to stay in a tough match against a seasoned competitor," said Panther coach Bill Hinkley of his freshman at first singles. "If he has four years of matches like this, his parents will need to start bringing a pair of replacement tennis shoes, so he can retread midway through the match."

Waterville 4, Oceanside 1

At Waterville April 12, the Purple Panthers swung past the visiting Mariners.

The individual results, with Oceanside players listed first, were: In singles, Abe LeMole lost to Soren Nyhus, 6-3, 4-6, 5-7; Carter Fogarty lost to Mohammed Ali Sheleih, 0-6, 0-6; and Darik Johnson won by forfeit over Waterville.

In doubles, Josh Peaco and Elliott Spear lost to Adam Livshits and Conrad Ayers, 2-6, 3-6; and Nick Upham and Ben Poland lost to John Evans and Ben Danner, 1-6, 3-6.

Girls

Waterville 5, Oceanside 0

At Rockland April 12, the Purple Panthers — annually amongst the top-ranked teams in Class B North — made quick work of the hose Mariners.

The individual results, with Oceanside players listed first, were: In singles, Gabby Simmons lost to Sammi Saulter, 1-6, 1-6; Molly Davis lost to Maggie Brock, 0-6, 0-6; and Cassidy Boynton lost to Sofia Weston, 4-6, 3-6.

In doubles, Jasmine Bouchard and Erin Dugan lost to Clio Bazakas and Inga Zimba, 6-4, 5-7, 3-6; and Laura Boutin and Julia Bartlett lost to Anna Sheikh and Jasmine Liberty, 0-6, 1-6.

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

Erskine Academy at Medomak Valley boys tennis
Medomak Valley hosts Erskine Academy on April 12 for high school boys tennis in Waldoboro. (Video by: Mark Haskell)
Oceanside's Carter Fogarty. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Josh Peaco, middle, with teammates. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Carter Fogarty. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Josh Peaco. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Nick Upham. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Nick Upham. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Ben Poland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Eliott Spear. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Ben Poland. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Eliott Spear. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Eliott Spear. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Oceanside's Abe LeMole. (Photo by: Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Medomak Valley's Alec Coughlin. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Alec Coughlin. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Alec Coughlin, front, and Amos Hinkley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Coleman Swain. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Coleman Swain. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Amos Hinkley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Amos Hinkley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Amos Hinkley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Alec Coughlin. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Coleman Swain. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Coleman Swain. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Amos Hinkley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Amos Hinkley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
Medomak Valley's Amos Hinkley. (Photo by: Mark Haskell)
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