The Belfast boys and girls tennis squads have brought their “A” games to the courts early in the regular season, but ran into one of the top teams in Western Class B May 7 in Lincoln Academy of Newcastle.

Both Eagle squads soared to a pair of victories over the Lions and are at the top of the Western Class B Heal Point Standings as of May 8.

Girls

Lincoln Academy 3, Belfast 2

At Belfast May 7, the Lions fell in an evenly-matched contest between two talented squads.

The individual results, with Lions listed first, were: In singles, Shashanna Moll beat Aimee Keushguerian, 8-3; Makaila Gould lost to Carly Erskine, 5-8; and Liz McAvoy lost to Leslie Schefer, 0-8.

In doubles, Camden Crosby and Krissy Martin beat Jackie Hassapflug and Kelsey Leeman, 8-3; and Kalyn Robbins and Geneva Bielenberg lost to Kara Mullen and Camille Lazzari, 2-8.

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (3-3, 14.5833 points) is seventh, while Waterville (7-0, 41.3194 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Boys

Lincoln Academy 4, Belfast 1

At Newcastle May 7, the Eagles soared to victory, proving to be too much for the visiting Lions.

The individual results, with Lions listed first, were: In singles, Carson Beck lost to Jordan Friedland, 0-8, 0-8; Tyler Martin lost to Luke Keushgerian, 1-6, 1-6; and Taylor Peabody lost to Brandon Blake, 3-6, 4-6.

In doubles, Wes Sterrs and Jamie Jackson beat Zach Hagar and Dan Mayer, 6-7 (6-8), 7-5, 6-4; and David Flood and Francesco Rasi-Coldogno lost to Josh Heopner and Mick McCormick, 5-7, 4-6.

Belfast coach Jen Cameron said Sterrs’ and Jackson’s first doubles performance “was the best I have seen Wes and Jamie play. They were positive and upbeat the entire time and really deserved to win that match,” she said. “I was extremely proud of how they came out and played. These two play so well together and it is exciting to watch them play. They are one of the best doubles teams I have seen this year.”

In the Maine Principals’ Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (3-2, 7.2917 points) is eighth, while Ellsworth (5-0, 35.4167 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

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