Western Mass. Division III tennis roundup: Lee girls upset No. 2 Frontier
SOUTH DEERFIELD — Despite missing No. 1 singles player Suriana Lee, the Lee Wildcats girls tennis team upset Frontier 3-2 on Thursday.
The seventh-seeded Wildcats (14-3) held off No. 2 Frontier to advance to the Western Mass. Division III semifinals. They will play the winner of No. 3 South Hadley vs. No. 6 Mohawk.
Lee won only one of three singles matches, as No. 2 singles Sarah Winston won 6-4, 6-2. The Wildcats' second doubles squad took three sets to win, as Kate Delsignor and Anna Wang won 6-4, 5-7, 6-2.
And because there were only four courts, the two squads had to sit and wait as first doubles played after everyone else with the score 2-2. Lee prevailed, as Angelique Nejaime and Maddie DeSantis won in straight sets.
"Both doubles, the whole match could have gone either way," Lee coach Norma Comalli said. "We didn't know who would win. It was very exciting."
No. 7 Lee 3, No. 2 Frontier 2
Singles — 1. Celia Speth (F) def. Ava Martin 6-3, 7-6 (2). 2. Sarah Winston (L) def. Alli Zera 6-4, 6-2. 3. Ashley Barrington (F) def. Sandra Ortega 6-0, 6-2.
Doubles — 1. Angelique Nejaime/Maddie DeSantis (L) def. Erika Poissant/Tori Bowan 7-5, 6-4. 2. Kate Delsignor/Anna Wang def. Anna Zera/Tori Speth 6-4, 5-7. 6-2.
NO. 2 MOUNT GREYLOCK 5, NO. 7 LENOX 0
WILLIAMSTOWN >> The No. 2 Mount Greylock boys tennis team rolled to a win over No. 7 Lenox on Thursday.
The Mounties (11-2) took second and third singles, along with first and second doubles, in straight sets. But in order to get the sweep, No. 1 player Gray Kaegi had to go to a super tiebreaker against Henrik Palmer. Kaegi won the match 2-6, 6-4, 10-8.
In other singles action, No. 2 Jacob Fink topped Hugo Hale 6-1, 6-2, and No. 3 Josh Narey topped Alec Jordon 6-2, 6-1.
The Mounties will play the winner of No. 3 Greenfield and No. 6 Turners Falls on Monday for a spot in the Western Mass. finals. Greenfield and Turners play their match on Saturday.
Lenox finishes the year at 8-5.
No. 2 Mount Greylock 5, No. 7 Lenox 0
Singles — 1. Gray Kaegi (MG) def. Henrik Palmer 2-6, 6-4, 10-8. 2. Jacob Fink (MG) def. Hugo Hale 6-1, 6-2. 3. Josh Narey (MG) def. Alec Jordon 6-2, 6-1.
Doubles — 1. Matt Wiseman/Brady Foehl (MG) def. Kevin Coakley/Miles Marshall 6-0, 6-0. 2. Sam Dils/Toby Foehl (MG) def. Ari Yantousky/Noah Kalisla-Coggins 6-0, 6-1.
NO. 1 BELCHERTOWN 5, NO. 8 LEE 0
BELCHERTOWN >> The visiting No. 8 Wildcats fell in straight sets to the No. 1 Orioles on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Western Mass. Division III tournament.
The closest matches came at third singles, where Jed DeVarennes fell to Jon Vinagre 6-3, 6-1, and at second doubles, where the pair of Lukas Loehr and Dominic Bartini fell to Noah Pare and Cyrus Raines 6-2, 6-2. Lee finishes the year at 8-8.
No. 1 Belchertown 5, No. 8 Lee 0
Singles — 1. Trent Zulkiewicz (B) def. Ibz Zia 6-0, 6-1. 2. Ryan Kearney (B) def. Michael Comalli 6-1, 6-2. 3. Jon Vinagre (B) def. Jed DeVarennes 6-3, 6-1.
Doubles — 1. Dennis Lelic/Alec Morgado (B) def. Sam Polastri/Julian Nejaime 6-1, 6-1. 2. Noah Pare/Cyrus Raines (B) def. Lukas Loehr/Dominic Bartini 6-2, 6-2.
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