Eagles girls tennis team will play for Class C Eastern title

BLUE HILL—The George Stevens Academy  girls varsity tennis team, a steady force in the Class C east and ranked second will both play for the regional championship tomorrow, June 7, after squeezing out 3-2 wins in the quarter- and semifinal matches in Blue Hill. They stand at 12-2 heading into the regional title game.

Eagles singles player Lindsay Nevin, forefront, helps secures a 3-2 semifinal win against Penobscot Valley while Abbey Frost loses a hard-fought match. Photo by Anne Berleant

Eagles singles player Lindsay Nevin, forefront, helps secures a 3-2 semifinal win against Penobscot Valley while Abbey Frost loses a hard-fought match. Photo by Anne Berleant

The girls played Penobscot Valley on June 3 in a light wind at two sites. At the GSA courts, singles player Lindsay Nevin grabbed the first match win 6-0, 6-0, while Erin Niehoff  lost 6-1, 6-2 and Abbey Frost lost a hard-fought 6-4, 6-4 match.

But over at the Blue Hill Country Club, first doubles team Hunter Morris-Tatianna Heggestad won 6-1-64, while Julianna Allen-Grace Hylan swung to a 6-0, 6-2 victory, securing the semifinal win.

George Steven’s semifinal win echoed the team’s  3-2 quarterfinal victory  over the Orono Red Riots the day before, with Nevin and the two doubles teams securing the win.

The second-ranked Eagles will face #1 Mattanawcook for the Eastern title, the fourth time in the past nine years the team has fought for the regional championship, most recently in 2011 and 2012, losing both times to Waynflete.

The title match will start at 9:30 a.m. at the University of Maine at Orono.

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