Barnstable All Doubles into Tennis Sectional Finals; Shibles Going for Title

NEWTON – This very well could be one of the deepest groups of Barnstable tennis talent to date in a 20-year reign of title upon accolade upon title.

Barnstable High School’s number one and number two boys’ tennis doubles teams, top-seeded singles player Tyler Shibles and top-seeded number one girls’ doubles duo each captured their respective MIAA South Sectional individual semifinal rounds yesterday and head into the south sectional final Sunday morning.

Barnstable's Cooper Blaze and Donnie Brodd will face tennis teammates Daniel Dettinger-Klemm and Cooper Hesse in Sunday's south sectional championship. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Barnstable’s Cooper Blaze and Donnie Brodd will face tennis teammates Daniel Dettinger-Klemm and Cooper Hesse in Sunday’s south sectional championship.
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But there’s an interesting twist.

The top Red Raiders’ boys’ doubles team of Donnie Brodd and Cooper Blaze will face on Sunday morning the number three seed – Barnstable number two doubles team Daniel Dettinger-Klemm and Cooper Hesse – for the sectional doubles’ crown.

And in the quarterfinal round held at Newton North High School, Barnstable’s top seed Tyler Shibles defeated Bishop Feehan’s Jack Lahiff, 6-3, 6-2, and advanced to the boys’ individual semifinal round where he beat Needham’s Kevin Chao, 6-4, 6-4. Shibles will face Silver Lake’s Julian Tim Khayiat Sunday morning in the south sectional championship.

Barnstable sophomore Max Francis, seeded seventh, fell to Framingham’s Andrew Coleman, 6-1, 6-3, and then Coleman fell to Khayiat in the semifinal.

Brodd and Blaze dropped their first set to Wellesley freshmen Alex Novins and Will Rosen, 6-3, but then turned it around in the second set for a 6-2 win and ended their quarterfinal doubles match with a 6-4 victory. The Barnstable “B’s” then took on Brookline’s Josh Caplan and Drew McCarthy and won the first set, 6-2, before dropping the second set, 6-4, then took it home with a 6-3 win.

Dettinger-Klemm and Hesse took on Wellesley’s Dan Foley and Alex Chapman and staged a decisive win, 6-4, 6-2, before moving onto the semifinal where they defeated Needham’s Alex Cohen and Jacob Schuman, 6-2, 6-4.

Barnstable High’s All-Scholastic duo comprised of Taya Berler and Michaela Cornwall had one heck of an opponent in Martha’s Vineyard’s Charlotte Potter and Josie Iadicicco, but made

Red Raider top doubles team -- Taya Berler and Michaela Cornwall -- will vie for the south sectional championship title Sunday. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Red Raider top doubles team — Taya Berler and Michaela Cornwall — will vie for the south sectional championship title Sunday.
Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

it quick business with a straight 6-3, 6-4 win in the girls’ quarterfinals.

Berler and Cornwall then faced Brookline’s Mei Kasif and Carrie Calkins-Tucker, 6-2, 6-2, in the semifinals round to advance to Sunday’s championship match at Old Rochester Regional High School versus Apponequet’s Addie Kendall and Shawna Walker.

— Sean Walsh is the sports editor for www.capecod.com. His email is [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @coachwalshccbm

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