Tiger tennis: Boys sweep three; girls split pair of contests
ADDISON COUNTY — In tennis play last week, the Middlebury Union High School boys’ team swept three matches to improve to 6-3, while the Tiger girls’ team split a pair of contests and stands at 10-2.
On Wednesday, the Tiger boys picked up their fourth and fifth wins of the spring by defeating host North Country twice, 7-0 and 6-1. The Falcons forfeited doubles matches in both contests, which were played with single-set matches to eight games to allow both to be completed after an earlier rainout.
In the first match:
• At No. 1 singles, Bo Tran M, defeated Nathan Grimm, 8-1.
• At No. 2 singles, Bob Avery, M, defeated Corey Davis, 8-1.
• At No. 3 singles, Nick Holmes, M, defeated John Carpenter, 8-1.
• At No. 4 singles, Owen Hammel, M, defeated Jon DeRoeh, 8-3.
• At No. 5 singles, Sam Chamberlain, M, defeated Parker Castle, 8-2.
In the second match:
• At No. 1 singles, Nick Holmes, M, defeated Nathan Grimm, 8-2.
• At No. 2 singles, Jerry Staret, M, defeated Corey Davis, 8-0.
• At No. 3 singles, Jon Fitzcharles, M, defeated John Carpenter, 8-0.
• At No. 4 singles, Ben Silver, M, defeated Jon DeRoeh, 8-1.
• At No. 5 singles, Parker Castle, N, defeated, Raymond Bushey, M 8-6.
On Friday, visiting Harwood forfeited twice, and the Tigers won three of five contested matches in a 5-2 victory. Winning were Avery, Holmes and Fitzcharles in singles, all in straight sets. Hammel in singles and Tor Bright at second doubles and Hammel in singles won by default. Staret at No. 3 singles and Silver and Eric Podraza at No. 1 doubles fell in tiebreakers after splitting two sets.
The Tiger girls swept two matches from visiting North Country on Wednesday, 6-1, 6-1, but lost at Harwood on Friday, 4-3, when several players had academic conflicts and the team was shorthanded.
On Wednesday, the teams elected to play four-game individual matches to allow full team matches to be completed, thus accounting for an earlier rainout. The individual results in the first match were:
• At No. 1 singles, Marvie Avery, M, defeated Roxann Downing, NC, 4-0, 4-1.
• At No. 2 singles, Bree Cotroneo, M, defeated Libby Chitambar, NC, 4-0, 4-1.
• At No. 3 singles, India Bluett, NC, defeated Jesse Wulfman, M, 3-4 (6-3), 4-1 (10-8).
• At No. 4 singles, Hannah Stoll, M, defeated Cadence Shuman, NC, 4-0, 4-0.
• At No. 5 singles, Claire Wulfman, M, defeated Gabriella Gyurboirs, 4-2, 4-0.
• At No. 1 doubles, Faith Isham/Monroe Cromis, M, defeated Emma Castle/Adrianna Fournier, 4-2, 4-1.
• At No. 2 doubles, Ember Benatti/Amelia Ingersoll, M, defeated Alyssa Hilliker/Brittany Fourtier, 4-1, 4-2.
In the second match:
• At No. 1 singles, Cotroneo, M, defeated Downing, NC, 4-0, 4-1.
• At No. 2 singles, Avery, M, defeated Gyurboirs, NC, 4-0, 4-0.
• At No. 3 singles, Keathley, M, defeated Chitambar, NC, 4-0, 4-0.
• At No. 4 singles, J. Wulfman, M, defeated Castle, NC, 4-0, 4-0.
• At No. 5 singles, Cromis defeated, M, B. Fourtier, NC, 4-2, 0-4 (10-6).
• At No. 1 doubles, Bluett/Hilliker, NC, defeated Stoll/Benatti, M, 4-2, 4-0.
• At No. 2 doubles, C. Wulfman/Ingersoll, M, defeated Shuman/A. Fournier, NC, 4-0, 4-0.
At Harwood, the Tigers forfeited the Nos. 4 and 5 singles slots. They prevailed in three of the five contested matches in coming up just short. Winning were Avery at No. 1 singles, the No. 1 doubles team of Isham and Benatti, and the No. 2 doubles team of Cromis and Ingersoll, all by prevailing in tiebreakers. But Cotroneo at No. 2 suffered a rare defeat, and Stoll at No. 3 also lost.
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