High school tennis

Spring sports served: Panthers, Eagles split first court matches

Medomak Valley boys win, girls fall in back-to-back matches hosted by Panthers
By Ken Waltz | Apr 13, 2019
Photo by: Ken Waltz Medomak Valley's Sadie Cohen eyes a return in an April 11 high school girls tennis match with Erskine Academy of South China. The visiting Eagles beat the Panthers 5-0.

Waldoboro — The spring muck and mire around the three outdoor tennis courts might have been sloppy, but the playing surfaces were clear and dry as Medomak Valley officially kicked off the Midcoast high school home spring sports seasons when it hosted Erskine Academy of South China in a pair of matches.

The Panthers volleyed to a split on the windy, but fairly comfortable spring day as the boys won 4-1 and the girls lost 5-0 on Thursday, April 11.

The girls originally were scheduled to host the Eagles and the boys were to play at South China on this day, but the Erskine Academy courts had too much snow from the early-week storms, thus, the season-opening matches were held in Waldoboro.

The boys played pro-set matches, while most of the girls were regular three-set matches, except at first singles. While the Panther boys played in mostly competitive  individual or doubles matches, the Panther girls also had two back-and-forth matches go to three sets.

Watch videos and see more photos below.

A summary of the two matches follows:

Medomak Valley boys 4, Erskine Academy 1

The individual results, with Panthers listed first, were: Coleman Swain beat Sam Falla, 8-4; Amos Hinkley beat Garret Keezer, 8-5; and Alec Coughlin beat Boe Glidden, 8-1.

In doubles, Nick Hill and Zach Cheesman lost to Maverick Lowery and Jacob Praul, 6-8; and Ian Doughty and Josh Hagin beat Will Pfleging and Chris Bourdon, 8-1.

"This was a very good test for both teams, since we are always very competitive with each other," said Panther coach William Hinkley.

Erskine Academy girls 5, Medomak Valley 0

The individual results, with Panthers listed first, were: In singles, Chloe Blake lost to Ellie Hodgkin, 0-8; Claire Bourett lost to Regina Harmon, 0-6, 1-6; and Sadie Cohen lost to Paige Leary, 6-0, 3-6, 2-6.

In doubles, Katie Ryan and Leah Wilcox lost to Kaytie Millay and Jane Blanchard, 1-6, 2-6; and Cheyanne Greene and Michaela Staples lost to Morgaine Kmen and Tara Maltese, 2-6, 6-4, 2-6.

Erskine Academy at Medomak Valley boys tennis
Medomak Valley hosts Erskine Academy on April 11 in high school boys tennis in Waldoboro. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Erskine Academy at Medomak Valley girls tennis
Medomak Valley hosts Erskine Academy on April 11 in high school girls tennis in Waldoboro. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Medomak Valley's Sadie Cohen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Claire Bourett. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Sadie Cohen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Sadie Cohen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Claire Bourett. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Claire Bourett. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Claire Bourett. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Cheyanne Greene. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Cheyanne Greene. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Cheyanne Greene. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Michaela Staples. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Michaela Staples. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Cheyanne Greene. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Cheyanne Greene, left, and Michaela Staples. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Katie Ryan. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Leah Wilcox. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Leah Wilcox. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Michaela Staples. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Sadie Cohen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Sadie Cohen. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Leah Wilcox. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Katie Ryan, left, Leah Wilcox. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Leah Wilcox. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Chloe Blake. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Chloe Blake. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Chloe Blake. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Chloe Blake. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Chloe Blake. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Chloe Blake. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Katie Ryan. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Chloe Blake. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Leah Wilcox. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Katie Ryan. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Nick Hill. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Zach Cheesman. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Nick Hill. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Zach Cheesman. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Nick Hill. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley coach William Hinkley, left, as well as Nick Hill, right, and Zach Cheesman. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Ian Doughty, left, and Josh Hagin. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Ian Doughty. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Ian Doughty. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Ian Doughty, left, and Zach Cheesman. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Coleman Swain. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Ian Doughty, right, and Josh Hagin. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Coleman Swain. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Coleman Swain. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Coleman Swain. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Coleman Swain. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Coleman Swain. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Nick Hill. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Josh Hagin. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Medomak Valley's Josh Hagin. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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