Lions split matches with Black Bears as end of season looms

By Staff | May 23, 2014

Augusta — Matches are now being played at a fast-and-furious pace with the end of the regular season in sight for high school boys and girls tennis teams throughout the state.

No exception are the Belfast squads, which faced Maranacook of Readfield on Thursday, May 22 in a pair of matches at an indoor facility in Augusta.

The Lions split with the Black Bears as the boys prevailed 3-2, while the girls fell 5-0.

The following is a recap of reported results:

Boys tennis

Belfast 3, Maranacook 2

At Augusta May 22, the Lion boys got victories from both their third singles and doubles teams and netted a win over the Black Bears.

The individual results, with Belfast players listed first, were: In singles, David Flood lost to Alec Daigle, 2-8; Logan Mitchell lost to Tommy Lanphear, 4-8; and Asa Lewis beat Zach Galati, 9-8 (7-5).

In doubles, Tanner Luther and Gustavo Mendez beat Austin Vining and Ethan Anthony, 8-1; and Eduardo DeSaPinto and Ben Flood beat Nick Galati and Andrew White, 8-4.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (3-7, 10.5556 points) is 14th, while Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston (10-0, 95.6250) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls tennis

Maranacook 5, Belfast 0

At Augusta May 22, the Lions were downed by the Black Bears in convincing fashion.

The individual results, with Belfast players listed first, were: In singles, Mariah Hurd lost to Lauren Long, 6-8; Ashley Keene lost to Julia Varney, 2-8; and Amalia Kockerols lost to Caroline Clark, 4-8.

In doubles, Mackenzie Moore and Madison Pickering lost to Olivia Swimm and Victoria Nolette, 3-8; and Lacey Durkee and Catey McGinn lost to Lydia Rice and Abby Westbury, 5-8.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (3-7, 21.8750 points) is 10th, while Mount Desert Island (10-0, 111.4583 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 12 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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