Barnstable Tennis Boys, Vineyard Girls Roll to Sectional Championship

HYANNIS – When the high school season – in any sport – begins creeping into mid-June, you know something is going exceptionally right for your team.

Thus was the case Wednesday afternoon for both the Barnstable High School boys’ tennis team (19-1) and the still unbeaten Martha’s Vineyard girls’ tennis team (19-0) as they both rolled through their respective South Sectional semifinal matches.

Barnstable's Cooper Blaze and Donnie Broddcontinued their postseason - and season-long - dominance yesterday. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Barnstable’s Cooper Blaze and Donnie Broddcontinued their postseason – and season-long – dominance yesterday.
Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

The #2 seed Barnstable boys soundly defeated #6 seed Wellesley (15-3) by a score of 5-0 at Barnstable High, and with a couple of continued superlative efforts.

Sophomore Max Francis had his hands full in his first set at third singles against Michael Pioso but edged the senior 7-5 before dominating him in the second set, 6-1. First singles player Sonny Bisazza’s match against Michael Rosen was in hand, 6-3, 6-1, and junior Tyler Shibles took second singles over sophomore Alex Kley, 6-0, 6-2.

“They had a quiet confidence,” Barnstable head coach Mike Sarney said. “That’s for sure.”

The Barnstable first doubles team – Donnie Brodd and Cooper Blaze – had a bit of a challenge at the outset of their match against senior Dan Foley and junior Alex Chapman, with an eventual 7-6 (7-4) win, but then took care of business with a 6-1 win to seal things. Cooper Hesse and Daniel Dettinger-Klemm dropped their second doubles opener, 7-6, to Alex Novins and Will Rosen – both freshmen – but then rebounded with a 6-1 win and a 14-12 tiebreaker victory.

Barnstable will face #1 seed Brookline (17-0) on Friday at 3:00 pm at Hingham High School for all the marbles in the Division 1 South Sectional Championship match.

Vineyarders Stay the Course, Remain Unbeaten at 19-0 versus Cohasset

The resilient, gritty and top-seed Martha’s Vineyard girls (19-0) pulled out a huge, 3-2, Division 3 South Sectional Semifinal victory over win over #4 seed Cohasset Wednesday afternoon in Oak Bluffs and will advance to the sectional championship tomorrow.

M-V's Lizzie Williamson came through once again for the Vineyarders. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

M-V’s Lizzie Williamson came through once again for the Vineyarders.
Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

The Vineyarders will take the ferry to the mainland tomorrow (Friday) to Old Rochester Regional High School where they will face #2 seed Dover-Sherborn for the sectional championship.

First singles player Samantha Potter sustained a rare loss to Cohasset’s Emma Davis, 6-1, 6-0, but teammates Kat Roberts and Lizzie Williamson rose victoriously at second and third singles, respectively.

Roberts defeated Caroline Van Etten, 6-0, 6-3, and Williamson defeated Meredith Corry, 6-0, 6-0.

Charlotte Potter and Josie Iadicco solidified the Vineyard victory when they defeated Emily Livingstone and Ryan Spicer 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, at first doubles and that was fortunate because Cohasset’s second doubles defeated Amadine Muniz and Lia Potter, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1.

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

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