GSA boys tennis fall 1-4 at state championship

Eastern champions, the GSA Eagles, fall to Waynflete in the state finals. Photo by Anne Dentino

Eastern champions, the GSA Eagles, fall to Waynflete in the state finals. Photo by Anne Dentino

The Eagles fell 1-4 to Waynflete Academy at the Class C state championships in Lewiston on Saturday after facing a familiar foe across the net, Waynflete Academy. The George Stevens Academy team has fallen to the South Portland school for the past five  years, usually without winning a match—2011 was the exception.

But this year, first doubles team and PVC champions Tim Dentino and Matt Stephens battled back after a 6-0 first set rout to win the second set 7-5 . They clinched the match in a 10-6 tiebreaker. The scores from the remaining matches netted the usual results against Waynflete. First singles Tate Yoder falling 6-1, 6-0, second singles Nate Boechat  losing 6-2, 6-3, third singles Luke Theoharidis unable to win a game at 6-0, 6-0 and second doubles team Ben Politte and David Reinke falling 6-1, 6-1.

The boys retain their Eastern Class C title for the sixth straight year.

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