Wave girls tennis champions
Greenfield High School’s top three singles player all wrapped up the regular season a perfect 8-0 against league competition as the Green Wave dispatched Mohawk Trail Regional High School, 5-0, in a Tri-County League North Division girls’ tennis action Wednesday in Greenfield.
Alexis Silk (No. 1), Manisha Malik (No. 2) and Courtney Kimball (No. 3) each were unbeaten in eight matches against North Division teams, helping Greenfield (11-3 overall) finish a perfect 8-0 in the league, giving the team the North Division title. The three seniors each played their final regular-season match Wednesday and won easily as they prepare for the WMass Division II Girls’ Tennis Tournament. The team will find out its seed Tuesday.
Silk beat Nelly O’Connell 6-1, 6-0 at first singles on Wednesday, Malik beat Lilly Seaver 6-0, 6-1 at No. 2, and Kimball defeated Mary Monohan, 6-1, 6-0 at third.
Greenfield played its other four seniors in the doubles matches, and both teams were victorious. Ashley Lowell and Teresa Ragg beat Kylee Cole and Ashley Robertson 6-0, 6-0 at first doubles, while Allie Roe and Cheyenna Woodard knocked off Amber Barbeau and Sarah Malone, 6-1, 10-2 (super tiebreaker) at second doubles.
Turners 4, Chic. Comp 1 — Turners Falls High School swept the three singles matches Wednesday afternoon to beat Chicopee Comprehensive High School, 4-1, in a TCL North Division girls’ match in Turners Falls.
Sara Bradley beat Morgan Hiersche 6-1, 6-0 at first singles to get the team going and Kelly Rehorka picked up her first win of the season with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over second singles over Allison Ulasewich. Alysha Wozniak finished off the singles sweep with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Brooke Gardiner at third.
The Indians (5-8, 2-5) also won at first doubles, where Kortney Thurber and Melanie Howard picked up a 6-2, 6-1 win over Kyleigh Morin and Briana O’Connell. The Colts got their lone point of the day at second doubles, where Polina Walsh and Kristen Hubert won 6-4, 6-1 over Jade Linscott and Felicia Craver.
Turners Falls travel to Mohawk on Friday.
Turners Falls 4, Renaissance 1 — Turners Falls won its four contested matches Wednesday and clinched a share of the Tri-County League title with a 4-1 victory over Renaissance School in a boys’ tennis match in Springfield.
The Indians (8-4, 7-1) split the title with Greenfield.
As it’s done all season, the six-man Indians’ team had to forfeit at third singles but won the other matches. Dennis Gheorghita got things started at No. 1 singles with a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Wayne Farrell. Sam Danford rolled 6-4, 6-0 at No. 2 singles over Anthony Nascembani.
Alex Gheorghita and Spencer Hubert bested Brandon Stewart and Zack Johnson, 6-1, 6-2 at first doubles, and Avery Palmer and Jonathan Cagle earned a 6-1, 6-3 win over Nicolas Godding and Isaiah Bermudez at second doubles.
The Indians travel to West Springfield High School today at 4.
Greenfield 4, Mohawk 1 — Greenfield swept the doubles matches Thursday and picked up two points in singles’ competition en route to a 4-1 independent victory over Mohawk in Buckland.
Ben Westerman and Ethan Joseph beat Robbie Buoniconti and Alex Purington, 6-2, 6-1 at first doubles, and Nick Brandl and Austin Pickard knocked off Scott Kugler and Ethan Tuttman, 6-0, 6-1 at second doubles. Stephan Walker also earned a point for Greenfield at first singles with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Thomas Aurigemma. Greenfield’s fourth point came via a forfeit at third singles.
The closest match of the day came at second singles, where Mohawk’s Zach Arfa picked up his team’s lone point with a 7-5, 7-6 (7-4) victory over George Felogloy.
Greenfield (14-1) travels to unbeaten Westfield High School Friday at 4.
Four Rivers 15, Miss Porter’s 4 — Four Rivers Charter School completed a 13-5 regular season by defeating Miss Porter’s School, 15-4, in a girls’ ultimate game Wednesday in Greenfield.
Juliana Blodgett, Sophie Buchanan, Emi Link, Helen Perham and Lea Sweeney were all honored on Senior Day. Taylor Chapin, the Otters’ sixth senior, was unable to play.
Four Rivers wil next complete in the State Tournament at Fort Devens on May 31.