Hawks girls edge Tribe
Fron Aiden Connelly
Fron Ricky Fields
Turners Falls has the luxury of a returning No. singles performer in senior Sara Bradley, no easy chore for the No. 1's on opposing teams.
TF Sara Bradley
Eleni Balis garnered the winning point for Frontier Regional School in its 3-2 win over Turners Falls High School in Tri-County League girls’ tennis action Wednesday at Bourdeau Complex in Turners Falls.
Balis downed Felicia Craver, 6-2, 6-1, at third singles to clinch the victory for the Red Hawks (1-1 TCL).
Frontier swept the singles matches. Ricky Fields upended Meredith Brown, 6-1, 6-4, at first singles, while Aiden Connelly bested Sara Bradley, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 2.
The Indians (0-2) won both doubles matches, as Alysha Wozniak and Kelly Rehorka defeated Alli Zera and A.J. Mensah, 6-2, 6-4, at No. 1, and Kortney Thurber and Autumn Patterson upended Crystal Neidbala and Keegan Thompson, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 2.
Greenfield 3, Belchertown 2 — Greenfield High School swept the three singles matches Wednesday and remained unbeaten with a 3-2 victory over Belchertown High School in TCL girls’ tennis action in Belchertown.
Courtney Kimball won the decisive point for the Green Wave (3-0) and it didn’t come easily. Kimball fell behind 4-1 in the first set of her match against Julia Tan at No. 3 singles but she battled back to win the set 7-5 and then cruised in the second set with a 6-1 win.
Manisha Malik defeated Vicki Law at first singles, 6-3, 6-3, and Alexis Silk picked up a 6-1, 6-0 win over Kiana Shakeraneh at second singles.
Belchertown won a pair of close doubles matches. Morgan O’Connor and Angela Grabazs knocked off Aliona Olaru and Emily Franklin at No. 1 doubles, dropping the first set 2-6 but coming back to win the second set in a tiebreaker with a 7-5 win in the tiebreaker. Then, because the match had already been decided, they played a tiebreaker to 10 points instead of a third set and the Orioles’ duo won 10-6.
The second doubles match was also tight with Belchertown’s Kristen Pias and Maddie Hamparian besting Greenfield’s Shannon Gibson and Ashley Lowell, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6).
Four Rivers 15, NMH 8 — Four Rivers Charter School broke open a close game in the second half to beat Northfield Mount Hermon School, 15-8, in a boys’ ultimate game on Wednesday in Greenfield.
Ben Garbus and Chandler Thomas each scored three goals and Tyler Lapointe added two goals for the Otters, who led 8-6 at halftime.
Lapointe also caused three turnovers, while Sullivan Fraser also played well defensively.
Four Rivers (3-1) hosts the Academy at Charlemont a week from today at 3:30 p.m.
NMH won the junior varsity match, 13-10.