Cape Cod’s Top Tennis Stars Battle for Supremacy in MIAA South Sectionals

FALL RIVER – Top-seeded boys’ singles player Tyler Shibles and Barnstable High teammate Max Francis both advanced to this morning’s second round of the MIAA South Sectional Individual Tennis Tournament Saturday, as well as the Red Raiders’ top-seeded boys’ doubles teams and a healthy handful of other boys’ and girls’ singles and doubles teams from Cape Cod.

Barnstable's Daniel Dettinger-Klemm helped his doubles team (with Cooper Hesse) advance to today in MIAA South Sectional action. Sean Walsh/ Sports

Barnstable’s Daniel Dettinger-Klemm helped his doubles team (with Cooper Hesse) advance to today in MIAA South Sectional action.
Sean Walsh/ Sports

The opening round of MIAA south sectionals was held at B.F.C. Durfee High and this morning will be held at Barnstable High School with individuals starting at 9:00 am and doubles beginning later on in the morning.

Shibles, off and on the number one singles player this season for the undefeated Barnstable High boys, will face Mashpee Falcons’ Gunnar Mahoney in the 16th round of boys’ action after he earned a bye from the opening round and then defeated Duxbury’s Tyler Caslin, 6-0, 6-0. Mahoney also had a first round bye and defeated Fairhaven’s Anthony Joseph, 6-4, 6-3. The Green Dragons’ Caslin had eliminated Nauset’s Ethan “Big Red” Ladue 6-3, 6-4 in the first round before being eliminated himself by Shibles.

Francis, the tournament’s third seed, defeated Silver Lake’s Harry Ryan in decisive fashion, 6-0, 6-0, following a bye from the first round. The Red Raider sophomore stalwart will face Bridgewater-Raynham’s Keegan O’Connor this morning.

Barnstable senior co-captain Donnie Brodd and doubles’ partner Cooper Blaze, the top-seeded duo in the tournament, defeated Marshfield High’s Michael Scollins and Adrian Maggiani, 6-0, 6-1 to advance to today’s semifinals. Brodd and Blaze will face Dartmouth’s Nick Starrett and Tanner Waltz.

Barnstable ‘s number two doubles team comprised of Daniel Dettinger-Klemm and Cooper Hesse did not let their Red Raider brothers down as they took down Somerset-Berkeley’s Nate Morhy and Nate Goulet 6-0, 6-0. Dettinger-Klemm, who moved to Barnstable from Germany just this year, and teammate Hesse, will face Plymouth North’s Mathew Withington and Jan Kroeze in today’s quarterfinal round.

Cape Cod Academy top dog Cooper Tomchik, who blanked Wareham Vikings’ Evan Russell 6-0, 6-0 and was seeded ninth coming into the tournament, will match-up today with a very tough, eighth-seeded Owen Sughrue from Old Rochester Regional .

Nauset Warriors’ Reed Jenkins, seeded 11th, took a first round bye and then followed it with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Cardinal Spellman’s Chris Nielan. Martha’s Vineyard ace Zak Danz (12th seed) made quick business of Old Rochester Regional’s Sam Pasquill, 6-0, 6-2. Jenkins will face Duxbury’s Ethan Hall (6th seed) today while Danz will match up with Sacred Heart’s Giacomo Quagini (5th seed).

Nauset's Allie Dadoly advanced to today's continuation of the MIAA South Sectionals. Sean Walsh/ Sports

Nauset’s Allie Dadoly advanced to today’s continuation of the MIAA South Sectionals.
Sean Walsh/ Sports

Barnstable’s Nate Medeiros (62nd seed) started off on the right foot with a win over Mashpee Falcons’ Liam Donovan, 6-0, 6-0, but was then eliminated by second-seeded Julian Tim Khayiat from Silver Lake Regional.

St. John Paul II’s Andrew and Mike Logie – who have paced the Lions to a brilliant season thus far and were seeded sixth in doubles’ action, took a victory by forfeit from t Sandwich High’s Jacob Olson and James O’Brien who withdrew.

The Logie brothers face Plymouth North’s Connor Nolan and Sean Kolb later this morning.

Martha’s Vineyard ace Sam Potter and Nauset senior co-captain Allie Dadoly and her sister Nika Dadoly each won two matches yesterday and will head to Old Rochester for the continuation today of the girls’ MIAA South Sectional Tennis Tournament in Mattapoisett.

Nauset senior co-captains Anna Godshalk and Haley Benz, who are seeded number three in doubles play, also took two tournament wins yesterday. Their Warrior teammates Taylor Wilkins and Carlisle Wheeler advanced with two wins yesterday as well.

Vineyarders’ doubles team Charlotte Potter and Josie Iadiccio advanced with two wins and Falmouth freshman and Clippers’ ace Julia Moskal shut out North Attleboro’s Emily Farmer,  6-0, 6-0, but then was eliminated herself by number one-seeded Diana Prinos of Foxboro High, 6-0, 6-2.

Falmouth High’s Marysia Moskal fell in the first round to Cape Cod Academy’s Nell Thornton, 6-1, 6-0.

Falmouth freshman Julia Moskal notched one win in yesterday's MIAA South Sectionals, but then fell in the second round. Sean Walsh/ Sports

Falmouth freshman Julia Moskal notched one win in yesterday’s MIAA South Sectionals, but then fell in the second round.
Sean Walsh/ Sports

Other Cape girls entered in the tournament (results not made available) included: Bourne’s Abby Pomeroy, Barnstable’s Katie Tynan, Barnstable’s Emma Doe, Barnstable’s Lauren Persson, Sandwich High’s Kay Stanton, Monomoy’s Carlee Donovan, Sandwich High’s Liz Siranosian, St. John Paul II’s Emily Canzano, Cape Cod Academy’s Noelle Benoit, Monomoy’s Abby and Olivia Burke, Sandwich High ace Grace Tanguilig, Nauset’s Hally Navarro and Cape Cod Academy’s Marena Gardella.

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

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