In tennis, Tiger boys improve to 6-4, girls are 3-7

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Union High School boys’ tennis team topped BFA-St. Albans on Monday, 6-1, to clinch a winning regular season, while the Tiger girls fell at home on Tuesday to BFA, 5-2.
Both Tiger teams were set to wrap up their regular seasons on Wednesday with matches vs. U-32, with the girls hosting and the boys on the road. The Tiger boys were carrying a 6-4 mark into Wednesday’s finale, while the Tiger girls were 3-7.
The Vermont Principals’ association will announce playoff pairings on Monday morning.
The Tiger boys benefited from three forfeit wins on Monday, at No. 4 and 5 singles and No. 2 doubles. In contested matches:
•  At No. 1 singles, Ziven McCarty, MUHS, defeated Lauren Gagne, 6-3, 6-1.
•  At No. 2 singles, Owen Hammel, MUHS, defeated Brook Hodgman, 6-0, 7-5.
•  At No. 3 singles, Jesse Rubin, MUHS, defeated Kevin Yeung, 6-2, 3-6, 1-0.
•  At No. 1 doubles, Danny Boyvens/Ian Bowler defeated Hunter Munteanu/Spencer Doran, MUHS, 6-1, 6-4.
In individual matches when the Tiger’ girls took on BFA on Tuesday:
•  At No. 1 singles,
•  At No. 2 singles,
•  At No. 3 singles,
•  At No. 4 singles,
•  At No. 5 singles,
•  At No. 1 doubles,
•  At No. 2 doubles,
In action late last week, the Tiger boys swept two matches on Wednesday before falling on Friday, all at home, while the Tiger girls lost twice on Wednesday and once on Friday, all on the road.
On Wednesday in Middlebury, North Country forfeited all doubles matches as the Tigers swept, 7-0, 7-0. Individual matches were one eight-point set apiece to allow two overall matches to be played to make up for an earlier rainout. The results were:
Match 1:
•  At No. 1 singles, McCarty defeated Connor Davis, 8-0.
•  At No. 2 singles, Rubin defeated Nick Bliss, 8-1.
•  At No. 3 singles, Sam Daly defeated Gabe Blake, 8-0.
•  At No. 4 singles, Doran defeated Colin Archer, 8-4.
•  At No. 5 singles, Tre Bonavita defeated Evan Tremblay, 8-4.
Match 2:
•  At No. 1 singles, Hammel defeated Davis, 8-1.
•  At No. 2 singles, Rubin defeated Bliss, 8-4.
•  At No. 3 singles, Drew Kiernan defeated Blake, 8-0.
•  At No. 4 singles, Munteanu defeated Archer, 8-2.
•  At No. 5 singles, Alex Marohnic Tremblay, 5-0.
Visiting Harwood defeated the Tigers on Friday, 6-1, with only Rubin at No. 3 posting a victory.
In Newport on Wednesday, individual matches were also shortened to make up for an earlier postponement as North Country swept MUHS. The Tiger girls’ individual results were:
Falcons, 6-1:
•  At No. 1 singles, Claire Wulfman lost, 7-7 (1-7).
•  At No. 2 singles, Charlotte Keathley won, 8-3.
•  At No. 3 singles, Monroe Cromis lost, 6-8.
•  At No. 4 singles, Tasha Hescock lost, 2-8.
•  At No. 5 singles, Calista Carl lost, 3-8.
•  At No. 1 doubles, Amelia Ingersoll/Nora Draper lost in a tiebreak, 7-7 (5-7).
•  At No. 2 doubles, Megi Hoxha/Hattie Lindert lost, 2-8.
Falcons, 4-3:
•  At No. 1 singles, Keathley won, 8-5.
•  At No. 2 singles, Ingersoll won, 8-3.
•  At No. 3 singles, Carl lost, 6-8.
•  At No. 4 singles, Draper lost, 2-8.
•  At No. 5 singles, Diana Kliykbayeva, 3-8.
•  At No. 1 doubles, Cromis/Wulfman won, 8-2.
•  At No. 2 doubles, Hattie Lindert/Hescock lost, 6-8.
Host Harwood defeated the Tigers, 6-1, on Friday. Keathley at No. 2 singles was the only winner.
Individual results from the Tigers’ match vs. BFA were not available before deadline on Wednesday.

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