SMASHING. Senior Matthew Workman warms up before the match against West Orange. photo/Carston Carasella

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the boys and girls tennis team continued their undefeated streak in a brutal match against the West Orange Warriors at home.

Senior Nicholas Alfert started the match with a 6-0 win for his line one set.  Another victory followed as senior Matthew Workman won his line two set 6-1.  Success continued as freshmen Robert McDonald and Brandon Bartos won their line three, 6-2, and four, 6-1, matches respectively.  Sophomore Colin Smith finished out the boys single matches on a high note with a 6-2 victory.

The girls’ singles match had a rough start as juniors Gracyn Lindborg and Grace McCarey lost their line one, 2-6, and line two, 0-6, sets.  A comeback came in the form of sophomore Kiara Rodriguez’s 6-3 line three victory.  Further success came with senior Amy Birmingham’s line four win, 6-3.  Junior Mia Murphy rounded out the girls’ singles strong with a 6-2 victory on line five.

Doubles proved less prosperous for the boys as Alfert and Workman lost a hard fought line one set, 4-6.  Bartos and McDonald turned things around when they won their line two set, 6-2. Over on the girls end things turned sour as McCarey and Lindborg lost their line one set 1-6.  Due to a lack of visibility, the rest of the girls doubles sets were postponed to a later date not yet decided. The boys closed out the game with a strong 6-1 victory over the Warriors.

Both teams meet back at the Reservation today, March 1, for a chance at defeating the University Cougars. 

By Carston Carasella

Hey, my name's Carston, and I'm a second year staffer at BoonePubs. My motto is fake it 'till you make it, and I love the movie Big Trouble in Little China. I'd love to travel to Minorca because that's where my ancestors are from. Some of my hobbies include working at the always wonderful Panera Bread, and writing. My hidden talent is that I can play guitar, and I wishfully hope to one day become mayor of Portland.

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