In tennis action, both Tiger squads fall short

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams both came up short in matches late last week, as did the Otter Valley girls.      
On Thursday, host BFA-St. Albans blanked the Tigers, 7-0. The individual results were:
• At No. 1 singles, Sam Costes, B, defeated Elliott Abbott, M, 6-3, 6-3.
• At No. 2 singles, Jake Remillard, B, defeated Bo Tran, M, 7-6, 6-1.
• At No. 3 singles, Gordon Kayfus, B, defeated Bob Avery, M, 6-0, 6-1.
• At No. 4 singles, Thomas Allerton, B, defeated Marcello Hanta-Davis, M, 6-1, 6-1.
• At No. 5 singles, Nicholas Striggoni, B, defeated Jerry Staret, M 6-0, 6-2.
• At No. 1 doubles, Will Tannebeiger/Phil McKay, B, defeated Nick Holmes/Eric Podraza, M, 3-6, 7-5, 14-12.
• At No. 2 doubles, Jake Pelkey/Dan Barrow, B, defeated Max Mayone/Ben Silver, M, 7-6 (7-5), 6-0.
On Thursday, visiting BFA-St. Albans bested the Tiger girls, 5-2. The individual results, most of which were highly competitive, were:
• At No. 1 singles, Marvie Avery, M, beat Ciara Bannister, B, 7-6 (14-12), 6-0.
• At No. 2 singles, Madeline Ganey, M, beat Summer Averill, B, 6-2, 2-6 (10-4).
• At No. 3 singles, Sonia Howlett, M, lost to Dianne Benedicto, B, 5-7, 5-7.
• At No. 4 singles, Dorothy Punderson, M, lost to Lindsey Lowell, B, 1-6, 1-6.
• At No. 5 singles, Charlotte Keathley, M, lost to Jana Somero, B, 5-7, 4-6.
• At No. 1 doubles, Jesse Wulfman/Julia Cluss, M, lost to Gina Neidig/Lauren LaRose, B, 6-4, 4-6 (10-8). 
• At No. 2 doubles, Lindsay Wells/Sara Boe, M, lost to Michele McKay/Laurel Hebert, B, 6-2, 2-6 (10-7).
On Friday, visiting Brattleboro defeated OV, 7-0, including three forfeited points. In contested matches:
• At No. 1 singles, Katie Tsukamoto, B, defeated Danarose Weaver, OV, 6-7 (5-7), 6-4, 10-6.
• At No. 2 singles, Jennifer Hutton, B, defeated Sarah Young, OV, 6-3, 6-3.
• At No. 3 singles, Haley Marcil, B, defeated Caitlyn Curtis, OV, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2.
• At No. 1 doubles, Aliza Racine/Dani Looman, B, defeated Gabrielle Welch/Jonna Keith, OV, 6-0, 6-3.

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