In the high school tennis world, the regular season is short and the playoffs shorter.

The Belfast boys and girls squads have stumbled out of the gate to start the year, but hoped to get back on track Tuesday afternoon, April 30 as both squads faced Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield.

The Lions appear to have done just that as both squads picked up 5-0 wins, with the girls earning their second win in Pittsfield and the boys their first win in Belfast. The wins pushed both Lion squads into the 11th and final playoff spots in their respective regions and hope to stay in the postseason picture over the season's final seven matches.

The following is a recap of both April 30 matches:

Boys tennis

Belfast 5, Maine Central Institute 0

At Belfast April 30, the Lions roared past the visiting Huskies and, in turn, earned their first win of the season.

The individual results, with Belfast players listed first, were: In singles, Tyler Martin beat Isaiah Jordan, 8-4; David Flood beat Mario Survennu, 8-6; and Keenan Mahmic beat Eric Wu, 9-7.

In doubles, Pietari Turunen and Dakota Wing beat Chief Zhang and John Zhang, 8-6; and Logan Mitchell and Tanner Luther beat Barry Zhang and Emerson Chen, 8-3.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (1-4, 0.8333 points) is 11th, while Oceanside (5-0, 17.8472 points) is first in the 16-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Girls tennis

Belfast 5, Maine Central Institute 0

At Pittsfield April 30, the Lions had no trouble with the host Huskies and came away with a shutout victory.

The individual results, with Belfast players listed first, were: In singles, Shashanna Moll beat Bunny Li, 8-0; Julia Ward beat Cindy Zhoorey, 8-4; and Kalyn Robbins beat Kim Mah, 8-4.

In doubles, Ashley Keene and Mariah Hurd beat Karissa Ballard and Juliana Li, 8-2; and Hannah Lyman and Madison Pickering beat Candy Tan and Lin Zhu, 8-6.

In the Maine Principals' Association Heal Point Standings for Eastern Class B, Belfast (2-2, 3.2639 points) is 11th, while Waterville (5-0, 17.8472 points) is first in the 17-team region. The top 11 teams qualify for the playoffs.

Belfast's 4-1 loss to Camden Hills April 29 has not been reported to the Heal Point site.

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