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Green Wave boys, girls ousted by Monument

  • Greenfield No. 1 man Paris Felogloy jumps to serve durring his WMass Division III Tennis Tournament semifinal loss to Monument Mountan's Kevin Li Monday at the Davis Street Courts in Greenfield. Greenfield was also ousted, 5-0.<br/>Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Greenfield No. 1 man Paris Felogloy jumps to serve durring his WMass Division III Tennis Tournament semifinal loss to Monument Mountan's Kevin Li Monday at the Davis Street Courts in Greenfield. Greenfield was also ousted, 5-0.
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  • Greenfields first string tennis player Paris Felogloy returns a volley with his Monument Mountain opponent Kevin Li during the Western Massachusetts Semi-finals on Monday.<br/>Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Greenfields first string tennis player Paris Felogloy returns a volley with his Monument Mountain opponent Kevin Li during the Western Massachusetts Semi-finals on Monday.
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  • Greenfield second string tennis player Stefan Walker returns a serve from his Monument Men opponent Satchel Fisher during the Western Massachusetts Semi-finals on Monday at the Davis Street tennis courts.<br/>Recorder/Micky Bedell

    Greenfield second string tennis player Stefan Walker returns a serve from his Monument Men opponent Satchel Fisher during the Western Massachusetts Semi-finals on Monday at the Davis Street tennis courts.
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  • Greenfield No. 1 man Paris Felogloy jumps to serve durring his WMass Division III Tennis Tournament semifinal loss to Monument Mountan's Kevin Li Monday at the Davis Street Courts in Greenfield. Greenfield was also ousted, 5-0.<br/>Recorder/Micky Bedell
  • Greenfields first string tennis player Paris Felogloy returns a volley with his Monument Mountain opponent Kevin Li during the Western Massachusetts Semi-finals on Monday.<br/>Recorder/Micky Bedell
  • Greenfield second string tennis player Stefan Walker returns a serve from his Monument Men opponent Satchel Fisher during the Western Massachusetts Semi-finals on Monday at the Davis Street tennis courts.<br/>Recorder/Micky Bedell

Greenfield High School was hoping to win two more matches and capture a Western Massachusetts championship. Unfortunately, Monument Mountain Regional High School derailed their plans.

The third-seeded Spartans pulled out all three matches that went three sets and eventually posted a 5-0 victory over the second-seeded Green Wave in a Western Mass. Division III Boys’ Team Tennis Tournament semifinal match on Monday at the Davis Street Courts in Greenfield.

“I knew their 1 and 2 (singles) were really strong,” said Greenfield coach Rick Miner. “I thought the 3s and both doubles were evenly matched. We’ve been strong at all three spots, and it was close.”

The Spartans’ first doubles team of Sam Plishtin and Andrew Rada battled their way to a 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 victory over the Green Wave’s Patrick Crowningshield and Ben Westerman for the key point that put Monument (12-2) into the finals.

At second doubles, Monument’s Isaac Graves and Jan Trousilek posted a 6-2, 4-6, (10-8) win over Greenfield’s Brayten Stack and Nick Brandl, while Cam Powell claimed the other three-set win for winners, as he downed George Felogloy 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-1, at third singles.

Monument was certainly strong at the top two spots. Kevin Li rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 verdict over Paris Felogloy at first singles, and Satchel Fisher downed Stefan Walker, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 2.

“It was a very good season, now they need to keep playing — in leagues, tournaments, even over the winter indoors in Sunderland,” offered Miner. “I thought it was good for our seniors (Paris, Patrick and Nick) to go out on this kind of year. All of them were good leaders.”

Girls’ match

Monument 4, Greenfield 1 — Ashley Lowell and Teresa Ragg were able to earn a point in Barry McColgan’s final match as coach, but seventh-seeded Greenfield was eliminated by second-seeded and unbeaten Monument Mountain, 4-1, in the quarterfinals of the WMass Division III Girls’ Team Tennis Tournament Monday in Great Barrington.

Lowell, one of five seniors on the squad, and Ragg — a German exchange student — were able to post the Green Wave’s lone point of the match with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over the Spartans’ Emily Martin and Molly Amstead.

“Ashley and Teresa played terrific,” said McColgan, who announced his retirement after the match. “It was real nice to see them gel at this time of the year. They played very good tennis.”

Monument (15-0) was just too tough at singles for Greenfield, winning all three matches in straight sets. Samantha White earned the clinching point with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Alexis Silk. Cara Freadman downed Manisha Malik at second singles, and Jen Evans bested Courtney Kimball, 6-4, 6-1, at third singles.

In second doubles, Carly Shafiroff and Hailey Higgins defeated Allie Roe and Olivia Katsoulis, 6-0, 6-1.

“It’s been a lovely season,” said McColgan, whose squad finished its season 13-4. “They are the nicest kids on the planet to be around, they’re good kids, great students, and they’re friendly, cordial and polite. It’s been a pleasure to coach them and watch them play.”

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