Mount Desert Island High School junior India Janes returns a shot Tuesday in a home match against John Bapst. She defeated Becca Johnson 8-5, but the girls’ team fell 3-2. ISLANDER PHOTO BY LIZ GRAVES

Crusaders outlast MDI

BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School boys’ and girls’ varsity tennis teams fell to John Bapst at home Tuesday in a close, hard-fought contest.

The Bapst girls won 3-2. Ellie Bridgers fell to Crystal Bell 8-6 at first singles. Delaney Smith topped Florentine Keil 8-2, and India Janes stayed ahead of Becca Johnson for an 8-5 win. First doubles team Rachel Jacobs and Emily Banks lost 8-4, and second doubles Maggie Collins and Rachelle Swanson fell 8-3.

In boys’ doubles, September Murray and Gabe Michael rallied from an early deficit to challenge Tien Duong and Tom Carmack, but the Bapst side took the set 8-5. Ryan Kelly and Max Craigo fell 8-2.

Teddy Geary nabbed the days’ only win, in boys’ singles, pulling ahead of Fabian Erbach 8-4. Drake Janes fell to Darren Hanscom 8-2, and Jimmy Carroll lost to Paul Branch 8-2.

MDI at Old Town

Both the MDI teams defeated Old Town High School last Thursday in Old Town.

The MDI girls topped the Coyotes 3-0, while the Trojan boys won 3-1.

The only singles set played by the girls was between India Janes of MDI and Megan Grindle of Old Town. India Janes topped Grindle 8-7.

In first doubles, Banks and Collins beat Kyra Armitage and Hannah Swedberg 8-6, and Swanson and Bailey Cust topped Izzy Ward and Emily Pomeroy 8-0.

On the boys’ side, Alex Blackie of Old Town topped Drake Janes 8-6 in first singles. In second singles, Carroll continued his winning streak, beating Caleb Braley 8-2. Michael of MDI fell to Jake Cyr 9-7.

MDI’s doubles teams won each of their sets.

Kelly and Craigo beat out Nick Feero and Jacob Harrison 8-5 in first doubles, while Lanvin Estacio and Jasper McLaughlin beat Jay Theriault and Keenan Lee 8-1.

MDI at Washington Academy

MDI split with Washington Academy last Wednesday night in East Machias. The MDI girls won 4-1, while the boys fell 3-2.

The girls from MDI swept all three singles sets.

Bridgers defeated Cameryn Farnsworth 8-4, while Delaney Smith topped Sara Johnson 8-2, and India Janes beat Libby Kalloch 8-2.

In first doubles, Banks and Collins defeated Amber Sprague and Maggie Hood in at tie-breaker, 9-8 (7-2).

Cust and Izzy Wellman-Webster of MDI fell to Elsa Lopez and Tereza Hajkova of Washington Academy in second singles 8-2.

For the boys, Drake Janes of MDI fell to Yontz Sutton 8-5 in first singles.

Carroll topped Manuel Sanchez of Washington Academy 8-3 and Geary defeated the Raiders’ Zach Arin 8-1.

Both of Washington Academy’s doubles teams beat out MDI.

Eric Smith and Joey Moore beat MDI’s Michael 8-5 in first doubles, while Ian Squire and Finn Sude defeated Craigo and Estacio 9-7.

Bridgers and India Janes are set to play in the first round of the Maine Principals’ Association singles match at Colby College in Waterville on Friday, May 26, starting at 8:30 a.m.

The Penobscot Valley Conference doubles tournament is set for Saturday, May 27, at 10 a.m. at Mattanawcook Academy in Lincoln.


Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor.

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