Photo By Hugh Bowden

Ellsworth and MDI girls win tennis quarterfinals



Photo By Hugh Bowden

Lily Wantabe of the Ellsworth Eagles lines up a backhand return in Class B playoff action.

ELLSWORTH — With wins in Wednesday’s Eastern Maine Class B tennis quarterfinals, the Ellsworth Eagle and Mount Desert Island Trojan girls will advance to face each other in semifinal action on Saturday.

But the season came to an end for the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariner girls, who fell to the Schenck Wolverines of East Millinocket in a Class C preliminary playoff.

In indoor action at the Ellsworth Tennis Center, the fourth-ranked Eagles won all every singles match over the fifth-ranked Wildcats in their 3-2 victory.

At first singles, Olivia Mora squeaked past Sara Gilson in the first set 7-6, winning a tiebreaker 7-3. Mora dropped the second set 4-6 but came on to win the third 6-3.

Lily Watanabe fell to Hilary Boucher 4-6 in her first set at second singles but came on to win the next two, 6-4 and 7-5.

And at third singles, Sarah Shelton won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0, over Blair Bailey.

Presque Isle’s Michelle Cawley and Lora Ireland dropped their first set 4-6 to Lauren Hale and Josie Schmale at first doubles, but came back to win the next two by identical 6-4 scores.

At second doubles, it was Sarah Morneault and Sedona Lucas of the Wildcats over Sydnee Rae and Alexa Grant 6-3, 6-4.

The top-ranked MDI Trojans downed number eight Oceanside 4-1 in Bar Harbor, losing only at third singles.

For the Trojans, it was Madeline Cook over Lily Butler 6-0, 6-0 at first singles, and Ivy Wallace over Alayna Joyce 6-1, 6-0 at second singles.

In doubles for the Trojans, it was Sierra Bloom and Olivia McCarthy over Mary Allen and Clara Feltus 7-5, 6-3, and Maeve Geary and Emily McCarthy over Emily Prothero and Rachel Johnson 6-3, 6-1.

For eighth-ranked Oceanside, Meghan McGonagle downed Emily Cough 1-6, 6-1, 6-2 at third singles.

MDI’s Trojans will host the Ellsworth girls in Bar Harbor on Saturday.

The lone playoff win for 10th-ranked Deer Isle-Stonington against Schenck came by forfeit in second doubles.

For the seventh-ranked Wolverines, it was Nicole Chasse over Allison Cormier 9-8 (7-5), Courtney Perry over Megan Weed 8-3 and Mary Watson over Sasha Zembrusky 8-3 in singles, and Becca Carroll and Olivia Marston over Jordan Judkins and Justine Rhys 9-7 in doubles.

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Hugh Bowden

Hugh Bowden

Executive Editor
Hugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American's editorial department. When he's not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.com