Molly Corson of the Mount Desert Island High School varsity girls’ tennis team plays singles in a preseason game against George Stevens Academy on Thursday, April 14. PHOTO BY AMANAT KHULLAR

Tennis teams are ready to serve



BAR HARBOR — The tennis teams of Mount Desert Island High School hosted George Stevens Academy for their first and only scrimmage game on Thursday, April 14.

Both squads are gearing for their season openers on Saturday.

The results for scrimmage matches aren’t recorded, but MDI head Coach Ben Rowell said his squad demonstrated strong performances.

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Rachael Jacobs of the Mount Desert Island High School varsity girls’ tennis team prepares to serve in a preseason game against George Stevens Academy.

“We had some good success in singles, and we had some surprising results in doubles,” he said. “All in all, it was a good start scrimmage-wise for us. It was a good starting point for the team.”

On the girls’ side, Ellie Bridgers, India Janes and Molly Corson are the singles players.

Senior captain Kaleb Payson is set to play singles for the boys’ team. “He played really well at the scrimmage game,” said Rowell. “He’s going to be our single’s player for the whole year.”

Other singles players for the boys’ side are junior Teddy Geary and sophomore Drake Janes.

“I think we will be solid in singles in both boys and girls and then just finding those doubles combinations when we get everybody back and eligible,” Rowell said.

The Trojan squad is set to play against Old Town High School on the road on Saturday, April 23, at noon.

The double’s lineup is Rowell’s focus for the upcoming games.

“If we can win one out of the two doubles matches, we’ve got a great shot at winning any other match that we’re in because we’ve got solid singles players,” he said. “But if we don’t win one of those two doubles, we’re putting ourselves kind of behind a little bit.”

 

Amanat Khullar

Amanat Khullar

Amanat Khullar is a sports reporter for the Mount Desert Islander. She comes from New Delhi, the capital city of India and graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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