Thursday's local roundup: Lee, Lenox tennis teams open spring sports season
LEE -- Emma Forget rallied after dropping the first set at No. 2 singles on Thursday, taking the next two sets from Lenox's Liz Jarck and winning her match en route to Lee's 4-1 win over the Millionaires in the season opener for both teams.
Forget prevailed 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 in what Lee coach Jeff Forget called "the match of the day."
"In the first set, [Emma] was making a lot of unforced errors, and Liz Jarck is a very steady player," the coach said. "She's very athletic. Emma just basically forgot about the first set, and came out strong in the second."
Caitlyn Briggs won in straight sets at No. 1 singles, while Lee's doubles teams -- Sarah Winston and Madison DeSantis, and Ashley Kelly and Kayla Withers -- won their matches.
Lenox's point came at No. 3 singles, as Alex Trousilek beat Julie LePrevost in straight sets.
Singles -- 1. Caitlyn Briggs (Lee) def. Victoria Vittori 6-0, 6-3; 2. Emma Forget (Lee) def. Liz Jarck 2-6, 6-3, 6-3; 3. Alex Trousilek (Lenox) def. Julie LePrevost 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles -- 1. Sarah Winston/Madison DeSantis (Lee) def. Cami Smachetti/Ella King 6-2, 7-6 (12-10); 2. Ashley Kelly/Kayla Withers (Lee) def. Rachama Lingutla/Emily Czelusniak 6-4, 6-2.
Lenox boys 5, Lee 0
LEE -- The visiting Millionaires won all four of the contested matches as they swept the Wildcats in the season opener.
The highlight match of the day came at No. 2 singles where Will Palmer bounced back from a first set loss to beat Matty Kelley 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5). Palmer came back to tie the third set at 6, and seemed poised to close out the tiebreaker quickly. Kelly did recover from a 4-2 deficit, but was unable to get all the way back.
Singles -- 1. Rishi Kedia (Lenox) def. Andrew Consolati 7-5, 6-2; 2. Will Palmer (Lenox) def. Matty Kelley 5-7, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5); 3. Hugo Hale (Lenox) wins by forfeit.
Doubles -- 1. Isaac Gotterer/Kris Vahle (Lenox) def. Mike Eckert/Jed DeVarennes 6-2, 6-0; 2. Harry Hale/Joe Molk (Lenox) def. Hunter Wilcox/Ibrahim Zia 6-0, 6-4.
Williams women's lacrosse
CASTLETON, Vt. -- Bridget Malicki scored two goals and added four assists as 12th-ranked Williams beat Castleton State 16-4 for the Ephs' sixth straight win.
The Ephs (9-1) scored 9 of the first 10 goals of the game, taking a 9-2 halftime lead. Malicki scored both of her goals right off the bat.
Hilary Cook, Nancy Palmer and Stephanie Gallo all scored two goals each for Williams.
Castleton (2-5) was outshot 41-10 in the game. Spartans goalie Rachel Bombardier had 19 saves. Williams goalie Ali Piltch had three saves.
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