Barnstable Tennis Girls Capture Sixth Straight OCL Title; Lion Boys Edge M-V; Red Raider Net Men, M-V Girls Still Unbeaten

HYANNIS – The Barnstable High School girls’ tennis team (15-2) knows how to win.

And they’ve known just how to win for nearly two decades and counting.

Barnstable High doubles' player Olivia Berler notched another win yesterday along with teammate Caroline Young as the Red Raiders captured the Old Colony League title. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Barnstable High doubles’ player Olivia Berler notched another win yesterday along with teammate Caroline Young as the Red Raiders captured the Old Colony League title.
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The Red Raiders defeated the visiting Bridgewater-Raynham Trojans yesterday afternoon, 5-0, and in so doing captured their sixth straight Old Colony League championship title and 18th league title in the past 19 seasons.

Barnstable finished its league slate a perfect 4-0 as it closed out its regular season on its home courts.

First doubles duo Taya Berler and Michaela Cornwall defeated Bridgewater-Raynham’s Andrea Rota and Gabrielle Grunin, 6-0, 6-1, to continue their unbeaten streak and Caroline Young and Olivia Berler took number two doubles by the precise same score, 6-1, 6-0, against Kaylee Desmond and Corinne Richards.

Red Raider number one singles player Lauren Persson copied that same score, as she defeated Bridgewater-Raynham’s Sadie Antine, 6-1, 6-0, but then the Barnstable two- and three-singles playrs decided to step things up a notch.

Katie Tynan blanked B-R’s Haley Wayne, 6-0, 6-0, and Emma Doe followed suit with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Melissa Juliano.

St. John Paul II Boys Gut It Out over Martha’s Vineyard Court Men

The St. John Paul II boys’ tennis team (14-1) counted on the Logie Brothers big time Thursday afternoon.

All three of the Logie boys notched wins for the Lions – Jon in singles and Andrew and Mike in doubles – as the host Lions eked out a 3-2 victory over the visiting Martha’s Vineyard boys’ team (10-5) in one of the most hotly contested high school matches on the Cape this spring.

When St. John Paul II ace and number one singles man Cooper Tomchik went down, 6-4, 6-3 wot the vineyard’s Connor Downing, it might have been enough for the Lions to wince, but when number two singles player Oliver Dyche fell to M-V’s Zach Danz by the same score, 6-4, 6-3, it was nail-biting time.

Enter Jon Logie.

Logie took number three singles, 6-2, 6-2 from Ben Nadelstein, 6-2, 6-2, and the gloves were off.

At number two doubles, senior captain Andrew Logie and his brother, junior Mike Logie, took a cue from brother Jon and battled it out to victory over Max Hammond and David Webster, 6-2, 7-5.

It all came down to number two doubles men Sean Pratt and Norman Karlson, a freshman, who paired up to down James Kelleher and Graham Lewis but at no stage during the match was it an easy one. Lewis and Kelleher defeated Pratt and Karlson 6-4, then the two Lions came roaring back for a 6-2 win to tie things and then took a 10-8 tiebreaker for all the marbles.

“Norman and Sean had a tough first set loss,” said Katie Dombrowski who filled in to coach the boys. “But with patience and fantastic shot selection split sets and won.”

The Lions wrap up the regular season today against Sandwich High at home. The Vineyarders are at Falmouth next Friday (May 29).

Barnstable High Tennis Boys Remain Unbeaten at 16-0

After weeks of mixing and matching lineups and building up a considerable repertoire of top-notch tennis talent, the Barnstable High boys did not hesitate yesterday to bring their top guns on the road in a 5-0 win over Bridgewater-Raynham.

Barnstable High's Tyler Shibles continued to dominate yesterday as the Red Raiders went to 16-0 after defeating B-R on the road. Sean Walsh/Capecod.com Sports

Barnstable High’s Tyler Shibles continued to dominate yesterday as the Red Raiders went to 16-0 after defeating B-R on the road.
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Sonny Bisazza, Tyler Shibles and Max Francis each took their respective singles matches in that order, with Bisazza (6-0, 6-1) defeating Kyle Rego, Shibles beating Keegan O’Connor (6-0, 6-0) and Max Francis taking down Kevin Ho (6-0, 6-0) to sweep the singles bracket.

In doubles’ action, Donnie Brodd and Cooper Blaze shut down Sean Brennan and Tyler Pino, 6-0, 6-0 and Matt Kaski and Gabe Rourke teamed up for a win over Jay McGillis and Travis Levine, 6-2, 6-2.

The Red Raiders are at Duxbury next Thursday at 4:00 pm.

Martha’s Vineyard Girls Still Perfect with Win over St. John Paul II

When you are good, word gets around and the word has been out for some time now that the Martha’s Vineyard may just be unstoppable this spring.

Still undefeated at 15-0, the Vineyarders dispatched the Lady Lions, 5-0, yesterday in Oak Bluffs.

Samantha Potter, Kat Roberts and Lizzie Williamson took their successive singles matches from Haylee Whiteley, Emily Canzano and Allison Santos by almost identical scores – 6-1, 6-1/6-0, 6-1/6-1, 6-1 – and the same went in doubles action.

Charlotte Potter and Josie Iadicicco defeated Jacqueline Germani and Julia Grady 6-1, 6-0 at number one doubles and Avery Hazell and Madison McBride defeated Grace Goldberg and Megan Moran, 6-1, 6-0 at number two doubles.

The Vineyard welcomes Coyle Cassidy in an Eastern Athletic Conference match next Tuesday (May 28), while the Lady Lions (6-10) wrap up their season today against Sandwich.

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

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