Turners, Wave fall by wayside
Monument Mountain Regional High School cruised to a sweep in singles competition Saturday to upset Turners Falls High School from the WMass Division III Boys’ Tennis Tournament, 3-2, in Turners Falls.
The seventh-seeded Spartans (8-4) lost just eight games in the three singles matches to edge the second-seeded Indians (14-2), who swept the doubles matches to make the score close. Satchel Fisher got things started for Monument at first singles with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Summer Forest-Bulley, while Kevin Li kept things going at second singles with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Ken Leng. Cam Powell finished off the sweep at No. 3 singles with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Tenzen Khenrab.
Indian No. 1 doubles team Liam Ellis and Sam Danford won the closest match of the afternoon with a 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7-1) win over Isaac Graves and Sam Plishtin. Turners Falls also won at second doubles as Alex Gheorghita and Dennis Gheorghita earned a 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) victory over Andrew Rada and Jan Trousilek.
Mt. Greylock 5, Greenfield 0 — Greenfield High School’s first postseason appearance since 2010 ended on Saturday with a 5-0 loss to Mt. Greylock Regional High School in a WMass Division III match in Williamstown.
The young Green Wave (8-8) team, which started an eighth-grader and two freshman against the Spartans and only lose one senior (Dustin Cutler), came in with the sixth seed and got good experience according to coach Rick Miner.
“Our goal after winning only two matches last year was to make tournament and we did that this year,” he began. “I’m happy and the players are happy. Mt. Greylock is a very good team. I’m glad we played a team of that caliber because our players saw a level of tennis that is possible to get to if they put time into it.”
Greenfield first doubles team of Pat Crowningshield and Ben Westerman suffered a 6-1, 6-1 loss to Jake Foehl and Will Nolan.