Schools: Wave dusts Sabis on courts

  • Greenfield’s No. 1 doubles man Victor Ivancev returns a shot against his Sabis foes Monday at the Davis Street courts in Greenfield, where his host Green Wave beat the visiting Bulldogs, 4-1, in their Tri-County League boys’ tennis match. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • Greenfield’s No. 3 singles competitor Elijah Xeno returns a shot to Sabis opponent Tyrese Taylor Monday during a straight-set win. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • Fahrah Day, of Greenfield High School, serves to Roberto Falvo, and Christopher Calvanese, of Sabis charter school during their doubles match with his teammate Victor Ivancev, Monday, May 9. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

  • Elijah Xeno, of Greenfield High School, returns a shot to Tyrese Taylor, of Sabis charter school during their match Monday, May 9. Recorder Staff/Matt Burkhartt

Recorder Staff
Published: 5/9/2016 11:38:31 PM

Greenfield High School didn’t take any chances and put this one away early.

The Green Wave earned the first three points and took control of the Tri-County League as it downed Sabis International Charter School, 4-1, in boys’ tennis action Monday at the Davis Street Courts in Greenfield.

Elijah Xeno got the hosts off the a solid start by cruising to a 6-0, 6-0 verdict over Tyrese Taylor.

“(Elijah) played the best match I’ve ever seen him play,” said Greenfield coach Rick Miner. “He was moving the ball around and finding the corners, he didn’t have many unforced errors, and it seemed like every one of his shots was on.”

George Felogloy earned the Green Wave’s second point by beating Nathan Reed, 6-2, 6-2, then the first doubles tandem of Victor Ivancev and Farhrah Day clinched the match with a 6-1, 6-3 verdict over Roberto Falvo and Chris Calvanese at first doubles.

Greenfield also won at second doubles, where Josh Cady and Brandon Siow edged Zach Thomas and Michael Elmasian, 7-6 (7-2), 12-14, 10-4.

Sabis’ lone win came from Anh Nguyen, who beat Stefan Walker, 6-0, 6-1, at first singles.

Greenfield (6-3 overall, 5-0 TCL) travels to St. Mary’s Parish School today at 3:30 p.m.

Turners 5, Mohawk 0 — Turners Falls High School improved it chances for a Western Mass. Team Tournament berth with a 5-0 win over Mohawk Trail Regional High School in an independent boys’ tennis match Monday at the Bourdeau Complex in Turners Falls.

The Indians swept all five matches in straight sets.

Jimmy Vaughn won the closest match, getting past Zach Arfa, 6-3, 6-3, at first singles. Avery Palmer downed Isaac Paige, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 2, and Ricky Craver bested over Alex Purinton, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 3.

In doubles, it was Mason Whiteman and Jovanni Ruggiano over Sam Nelson and Josh Paige, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 1, and Brian Poirier and Nick Morin over Triston LaCrosse and Andy Robertson, 6-0, 6-1, at No. 2.

Turners (7-5), two more wins away from postseason qualification, hosts St. Mary’s Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Girls’ tennis

Mohawk 3, Greenfield 2 — Lilly Seaver beat Liliya Georghitsa 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, at second singles to earn the decisive point as Mohawk topped Greenfield, 3-2, in a TCL North girls’ tennis match Monday in Buckland.

Mary Monohon defeated Katie Lamp, 6-1, 6-1 at third singles for Mohawk, and Rosalie Kinsey and Charlotte Holdesied beat Ali Fortin and Rachel Howe, 6-4, 6-1, at second doubles.

Jenna Silk won at first singles for the Green Wave with a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Nelly O’Connell, and Eugenia Cojocara and Leah Bosco beat Amelia Seaver and Eva Markham, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0.

Frontier 5, St. Mary’s 0 — Frontier won all four contested matches and went on to post a 5-0 win over St. Mary’s in independent girls’ tennis play Monday in South Deerfield.

Celia Speth defeated Jessica Demers, 6-0, 6-3, at first singles and Ally Zera rolled to a 6-1, 6-1, verdict over Ashley Forest at second singles. The Saints only had six players and had to forfeit third singles.

In doubles, Erika Poissant and Tori Bowen beat Casey Rutledge and Finoa Chen, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 1, and Anna Zera and Tori Speth whitewashed Alexis Shedd and Brianna Rivera, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 2.

Frontier (8-0) hosts Greenfield Thursday at 3:30 p.m.

Turners Falls 3, Palmer 2 — Amber Taylor and Rachel Tucker beat Hannah Begley and Aubrey DeCaro 6-4, 7-5, in the final match of the day to clinch a 3-2 Turners Falls independent girls’ tennis victory over Palmer Monday in Turners Falls.

Taylor, a seventh-grader, and Tucker, a sophomore, were playing in just their second match together but outlasted the Palmer duo of Begley and DeCaro at second doubles to clinch the victory for the Indians.

Three matches went three sets. The only other two-setter came at first singles, where Turners Falls’ Alysha Wozniak beat Rachel Bauer, 6-2, 6-4. The other Indian point came at first doubles, where Kaili Lynch and Hailey Trott bested Alexa Begley and Samantha Herron, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2.

The longest match of the day took place at third singles and lasted three hours. When the dust settled, Palmer’s Kimberly Huynh beat Carlie Kretchmar, 6-7 (7-5), 6-2, 6-2. Many of the points went to deuce in the match. The other Palmer point came at second singles the Indians’ Kortney Thurber suffered a 6-4, 5-7, 7-5 loss to Amanda Costa. Thurber turned her ankle early in the third set of the match.


Mahar 14, Hopkins 7 — Mahar Regional School scored seven times in the sixth inning to blow out Hopkins Academy, 14-7, in a Franklin County League softball game Monday in Hadley.

Hannah Britt finished with two hits and three RBIs in the win, and Lani deDiego had one hit and two RBIs. Hannah Paul finished with three hits, including a double, and two RBIs, and Sophie Smith continued with her hot bat, smacking a double as part of a two-hit performance. Smith earned the win, going the distance and striking out five and walking seven.

“She is hot at the plate right now and I think that helps her out as a pitcher,” Mahar coach Jerry Duguay said.

Erin Tudryn had three hits and one RBI in the loss, and Kelsea Cristoforo had two hits and one RBI.

Greenfield 5, Mohawk 1 — Greenfield scored three times in the fifth inning to break open a scoreless game to that point and the Green Wave went on to defeat Mohawk , 5-1, in a FCL softball game Monday in Buckland.

Audrey Bresciano, Raegan Hickey and Molley Duclos each hit RBI singles in the fifth inning in support of winning pitcher Kirsten Ward, who pitched six shutout innings before relinquishing one run in the seventh and had to settle for a complete-game victory with nine strikeouts, while allowing six hits and two walks.

Greenfield (7-0, 5-0) tacked on single runs in the sixth and seventh innings. The fifth run of the game came courtesy of a solo home run slugged by Greenfield senior Kelsey Roberts. Lizzie Howland added a double in the win.

Mikayla Bompastore singled and scored on a hit by Hope Lively in the seventh inning for the lone Mohawk run of the day. Sam Cairns added a double.

Lydia Donahue suffered the loss, striking out three and walking one five innings. Emily Page struck out one and walked one in two innings of relief.

Frontier 4, Pioneer 2 — Frontier Regional School scored twice in the fifth inning to snap 2-2 tie and went on to beat Pioneer Valley Regional School, 4-2, in a FCL softball game Wednesday night in Northfield.

Lexa Boyden singled home Kelsey Jarvis with the go-ahead run in the fifth, then a dropped pop-up – one of five Panther errors on the evening – allowed the insurance run to come across.

Pioneer had taken a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Kaylee Gibson doubled, then Logan Anderson doubled but Gibson had to hold up and only moved to third once the ball fell in. Alexus Vergobbe reached on an infield single to load the bases, Shelby Avery hit a sacrifice fly and Olivia Rowe singled home Anderson.

The Red Hawks got a run back in the second inning when they scored on an error. Then Ava Harper tied it with sac fly in the fourth.

Natalie Denkiewicz led the Frontier offense with four hits.

Gibson, Vergobbe, Rowe and Brianna Jobst all had two hits for Pioneer.

Emma Wesoloski struck out two and walked one to earn the complete-game win.

Gibson suffered the loss. She fanned seven and walked three in five innings.

Tech 22, Pathfinder 16

Tech 22, Pathfinder 10 (6) — Franklin Conuty Technical School qualified for the Western Mass. Division III Tournament with a doubleheader sweep of Pathfinder Vocational High School, 22-16 and 22-10, in Tri-County League softball action Monday in Three Rivers.

The Eagles (10-3, 8-1 TCL) scored five runs in the fifth to break a 9-9 tie and added a seven-spot in the sixth to break it open.

Sam Macomber led Franklin Tech with three hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Emily Sullivan ripped a double, triple and drove in two runs, and Teagan Valeski and Ashlee Townsley each collected two hits and two RBIs.

Maddie Weldon (two doubles, five RBIs), Ashley Boudreau and Liz Hamilton all had four hits for the Pioneers.

Rachel Shearer faned 11 and walked four in the win.

* In the continuation of Wednesday’s suspended game, Franklin Tech scored 10 runs and ended the game after six innings.

Macomber finished with three hits and three RBIs, Valeski added two hits and two RBIs, Townsley doubled and Sullivan added two RBIs.

Shearer finished with 11 strikeouts and eight walks.

Girls’ track

Mohawk 132, Turners 11 — Mohawk clinched at least a tie for the Intercounty League crown Monday with a 132-11 win over Turners Falls in girls’ track and field action in Buckland.

Sally Slowinski captured all four of her events for the Warriors. She won the long jump in 14 feet, 9¾ inches, the triple jump in 32-2¼, the shot put in 28-5¾, and the 400 low hurdles in 76.8 seconds.

Kayla Baus added wins in the high jump (4-8), pole vault (8-0) and 200 meters (29.2).

Sam Watson finished second in the two-mile for the Indians.

Mohawk (7-0, 4-0 IL) can clinch the outright title with a win against visiting Greenfield a week from today at 3:30.

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