Three wins begin the boys’ tennis team’s success with a victory of 3-2 against Masconomet, 5-0 against Amesbury, and 5-0 against Pentucket.
Over the last weekend in March, the boys competed in the MAC Jamboree. They lost to St. John’s Prep after beating Marblehead and Pentucket.
According to coach Robert Bilsbury, the team’s rivals this year are Pentucket, North Reading, Masconomet, and Triton.
According to Bilsbury, the line-up for the team is flexible because there are still many challenge matches to be played.
The game against Masconomet on April 4 ended in the boys winning 3-2. Junior Michael Fuca played No. 1 singles and won (6-0)(6-2), freshman Dewey Komishane won at No. 2 singles (6-2)(6-4); and eighth-grader Garrett Lamothe lost at No. 3 singles; First doubles won with junior Jeffrey Durkin and sophomore Jake Rich (6-4)(6-4), and second doubles junior Winston Feuerbach and sophomore Azzie Economo lost.
“Our goal this year is to go deep into the state tournament and win the league,” Rich said.
According to Bilsbury, the boys are all doing tremendous and will play some great matches.
The boys also won the CAL Individual Open for the second year on Sat., April 12.
Members of the team are optimistic about their standing and potential in the Cape Ann League matches.
“The team has a lot of talent, and we can definitely do some damage in the league this year,” captain Seth Cohen said.
Against Amesbury on April 9, the boys had a win of 5-0. Fuca, at first singles, won (6-0) (6-1); Dewey Komishane won second singles (6-0) (6-0); and Justin Eichenberger won (6-0) (6-1) at third singles. First doubles team Garrett Lamothe and Winston Feuerbach won (6-1) (6-2), and second doubles Azzie Economo and Josh Brewster won (6-4) (6-1).
On April 14, the boys won 5-0. Fuca won on first singles (6-3) (6-1); Komishane on second singles (6-3) (4-6) (6-4), and Lamothe on third singles (6-4) (6-0). Durkin and Cohen won on first doubles (6-3) (6-2), and Rich and Eichenberger won second doubles (6-3) (6-1).