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GSA Eagle boys and girls reel off five straight wins

Photo By Hugh Bowden
Alex Heilner of the GSA Eagles

BLUE HILL — If their early start is any indication, the George Stevens Academy boys and girls will be among the teams vying for supremacy in the Eastern Maine Class C tennis standings this season.

In their first week of action, both the Eagle boys and girls compiled records of 5-0, winning every set but one in five matches.

The Eagles opened with a sweep over the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners, rolled over the Orono Red Riots a day later, swept a doubleheader from the Penquis Patriots on Saturday and blanked the Sumner Tigers on Monday.

Hosting the Mariners on Thursday, the Eagle boys dropped just six games in their five sets.

Johnny Xue bested Drew Siebert 8-1 at first singles, Alex Heilner downed Tim Cormier 8-2 at second singles, Tate Yoder blanked Douglas Heanssler 8-0 at third singles, Ed Lameyer and Leo Yuan won 8-0 over Andrew Turner and Nick Dunham at first doubles, and Tim Dentino and Francesco Vasconi bested Matthew Duddy and Marvin Merritt 8-3 at second doubles.

For the GSA girls, Maggie Keating downed Allison Cormier 8-3 at first singles, Adrian Van der Eb defeated Elly Volani 8-3 at second singles, Sophia Chen topped Sasha Zembruski 8-1 at third singles, Hattie Wanning and Maddie Politte rolled over Sarah Wilson and Kelsey Quinn 8-1 at first doubles and GSA won second doubles by forfeit.

In the GSA boys’ win over Orono in Blue Hill on Friday, it was Xue over Anton Klose 8-2, Heilner over Ryan Wells 8-3, Yoder over Liam Kenefic 8-4, Lameyer and Lucas Theoharidis over Tyler Jewett and Alex Fergussen 8-3, and Dentino and Vasconi over Zack Hamilton and Tim Bruce 9-7.

For the GSA girls, it was Charlotte Reiter over Lillie Mayfield 8-4 at first singles, Keating over Blair Whitmore 8-3 at second singles, E Zhang over Aishea Sargent 8-5 at third singles, Van der Eb and Chen over Sabrina Fadillah and Jennie Michaels 8-3 at first doubles and Wanning and Politte over Pear Leantghanakanond and Michelle Zhang 8-0 at second doubles.

Facing the Penquis Patriots in Saturday’s doubleheader, the Eagle boys rolled to a 5-0 win in the first match.

It was Xue over George Cowing 8-1, Heilner over Tom Diaz 8-2, Yoder over Emery Tanoezy 8-0, Lameyer and Yuan over Telos Wallace and Zach Lewis 8-0 and GSA by forfeit at second doubles.

With a completely revamped lineup for the second match, GSA came away with a 4-1 win.

Cowing got the only win for the Patriots, nipping Yuan 9-8 with an 8-6 tiebreak win at first singles.

For GSA, it was Vasconi over Diaz 8-1 at second singles, Theoharidis over Tanoezy 8-1 at third singles and Dentino and Nate Boechat over Wallace and Lewis 8-0 at first doubles with the Patriots again defaulting at second doubles.

The GSA girls won both matches 5-0.

In the first contest, it was Reiter over Taylor Severance 8-2, Keating over Liz Holle 8-2, Zhang over Rachel Worster 8-3, Van der Eb and Politte over Kendra Chase and Chelsea Applebee 8-0 and GSA by forfeit at second doubles.

In the second match, it was Reiter 8-2 over Severance, Keating 9-7 over Holle, Zhang 8-0 over Worster, Chen and Wanning 8-0 over Chase and Applebee and GSA again by forfeit at second doubles.

On Monday in Sorrento, the Eagles rolled to a pair of 5-0 wins over the Sumner Tigers.

For the boys, it was Xue over Jason Smith 8-1, Heilner over Braden Wentworth 8-3, Yoder over James West 8-3, Yuan and Lemeyer over Zac Wells and Mike Allen 8-1 and Dentino and Vasconi over Will Quinn and Nick Donovan 8-1.

For the girls, it was Reiter over Lizzy Arey 8-1, Keating over Tianah Johnson 8-6, Zhang over Sequoia Johnson 8-3, Van der Eb and Wanning over Julia Tardy and Hannah Fleming 8-2 and Politte and Chen over Phoebe Harrington and Brittany Pomeroy 8-3.

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Hugh Bowden

Hugh Bowden

Executive Editor
Hugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American's editorial department. When he's not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected]
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