(From left) Kaitlyn Tompkins and Olivia Chandler, head coach Dan Granholm and Jane Pope and Julia Perconti pose for a photo following the PVC doubles tennis championships May 29 at Hermon High School. PHOTO COURTESY OF JASON POP

MDI girls’ duos dominate PVC doubles tourney; boys win prelim



Jane Pope (left) and Julia Perconti of the Mount Desert Island tennis team compete in the Penobscot Valley Conference doubles championships May 29 at Hermon High School. Pope and Perconti beat MDI teammates Olivia Chandler and Kaitlyn Tompkins in the final to claim the first-place prize.
PHOTO COURTESY OF JASON POPE

HERMON — The conclusion of one month and the beginning of another yielded good results for the Mount Desert Island tennis team.

MDI dominated Saturday’s Penobscot Valley Conference girls’ doubles championships with Trojan duos taking both first and second place overall. The boys’ team then continued the Trojans’ successful run with a victory in Tuesday’s Class B preliminary round match.

MDI’s top doubles duo of Julia Perconti and Jane Pope claimed first place in the doubles tournament. Perconti and Pope prevailed over MDI teammates Olivia Chandler and Kaitlyn Tompkins to take the title.

In other tennis action, MDI’s boys’ team improved to 10-3 with an opening-round tournament win over No. 11 Washington Academy. The Trojans topped the visiting Raiders (2-11) 4-1 with wins in two of three singles matches, a win in No. 1 doubles play and a victory via forfeit in No. 2 doubles.

Weston Granholm breezed to victory in No. 1 singles with a 6-2, 6-0 win, and the Trojans added a 6-3, 6-4 win from Jack Hodgdon in No. 3 singles. The duo of Marshall Reiff and Whit Chaplin claimed a 6-0, 6-2 win for sixth-ranked MDI in first doubles.

The second-ranked girls’ team also advanced to the Class B North quarterfinals after the Trojans’ opponent, Winslow, elected not to participate in the open tournament. The Trojans (11-1) will enter the quarterfinals having won 11 consecutive matches.

Both MDI teams are set to play quarterfinal matches Thursday, June 3. The girls’ team will host seventh-ranked Maine Central Institute (6-6) at 4 p.m., and the boys will play on the road against No. 3 Old Town (9-4) at 4:30 p.m.

Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell

Mike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at [email protected]

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