Mariners tennis teams in playoff hunt Scott's Sport Spot

Cameron lunges for a backhand return

Cameron lunges for a backhand return in a match against GSA. Photo by Jack Scott

The girls tennis team split a doubleheader with Calais, winning 3-2 and losing 3-2. We were handicapped by the fact that we did not have a second doubles team and forfeited that match in each game. In the first match, Allison Cormier won 8-5 at first singles, Jordyn Judkins won 8-3 at second singles, and Justine Rhys won 8-4 at third singles. In the doubles, Veronica Pezaris/Jess Trainor lost 8-4 and we forfeited the other doubles.

In the second match, Allison Cormier lost 8-1 at first singles, Jordyn Judkins won 8-2 at second singles, and Justine Rhys won 8-1 at third singles. In the doubles, Veronica Pezaris/Jess Trainor lost 8-3 and we once again forfeited the other doubles.

The girls are in 12th place, well ahead of the team in 13th place which is the last playoff position. So, we will most likely have a preliminary playoff game on the road. If we could field players for all the doubles teams, that will help, as we have lost several games this year 3-2 by forfeiting the last doubles match.

The boys tennis team won a double header with Calais, winning both matches by a 4-1 score. In the first match, Matt Duddy lost 8-2 at first singles, Paul Zoephel won 8-2 at second singles, and Devon Emrick won 8-6 at third singles. In the doubles, Justin Eaton/Cody Eaton won 8-0 and we won the other doubles by forfeit.

In the second match, Matt Duddy lost 8-2 at first singles, Paul Zoephel won 8-1 at second singles, and Marvin Merritt won 8-4 at third singles. In the doubles, Justin Eaton/Cody Eaton won 8-0 and we won the other doubles by forfeit.

The boys jumped up to the eighth place in the standings, though we are close to the ninth and 10th place teams with some games left to play; so, we’ll see where we end up, but it looks like we are definitely set for a preliminary game, albeit on the road.

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