Eight Hancock County players advance to tennis Round of 48

first_imgELLSWORTH — Eight players from Hancock County high school tennis teams are among those advancing to the next round in the Maine Principals’ Association Tennis Singles Tournament.Eastern Maine regional preliminary and qualifying round competitions took place on Saturday at several locations in the Bangor area.Moving on to statewide competition Friday at Colby College in Waterville are Evan Toothaker, Alec Toothaker and Sarah Shelton of the Ellsworth Eagles; Luke Horton, Kaleb Payson, Sarah Phelps and Ivy Wallace of the Mount Desert Island Trojans; and Sophie Chen of the George Stevens Academy Eagles.Play for those seeded in the preliminary Round of 48 will get under way at 8:30 a.m. and first round play in the Round of 32 will commence at 1:15 p.m.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFollowing are the results for local players In Saturday’s regional preliminary matches.In boys’ competition:Evan Toothaker defeated Phillip Schnorfeil of Lee Academy 8-1 and downed Mitchel Noyes of Piscataquis 6-4, 6-3.Alec Toothaker bested Bram Dennis of Foxcroft Academy 8-0 and got past Sam Sheppard of Orono 7-5, 6-2.Horton never dropped a game in rolling over Tysen Libby of Mattanawcook Academy 8-0 and Zac Libby of Old Town 6-0, 6-0.Payson blanked Ethan King of Penobscot Valley 8-0 and outlasted Anthony Gardner of Ellsworth 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.Gardner eked out an 8-6 win over Tate Yoder of GSA 8-6 in his preliminary match.Lucas Theoharidis of GSA downed Rece Baker of Brewer 8-1 in preliminary play but fell to Ryan Wells of Orono in the first round, dropping a marathon first set 7-6 in a 13-11 tiebreak and falling 7-5 in the second set.In other preliminary matches, Eric Byers of Hermon bested Edward Geary of MDI 8-4, Nicholas Hallowell of Calais downed Matthew Duddy of the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariners 8-2, Alex Marsh of Hermon defeated Matt Lamoreux of Sumner 8-2 and Michael Dunning of John Bapst edged Nathaniel Boechat of GSA 9-7.In girls’ action:Shelton rolled over Leah Susen of Mattanawcook Academy 8-0 and downed Hannah Flemming of Sumner 6-1, 6-2 in the qualifying round. Flemming defeated Abby Davis of Penobscot Valley 8-0 in the preliminary round and Sydney Hammond of Hermon 8-0 in the first round.Phelps cruised over Madison Pickering of Belfast 8-1 and bested Allison Cormier of DI-Stonington 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) in the qualifying round. Cormier defeated Molly Banks of Lee Academy 8-2 in the first round.Wallace defeated Hannah Green of Belfast 8-2 in preliminary play, then blanked Dana Webber of Dexter 8-0 and defeated Olivia Gower of Hampden Academy 7-5, 6-3 in the qualifying round.Chen downed Madison Bennett of Hampden Academy 8-2 and eliminated Isabelle Daigle of Bangor 6-1, 6-3 in the qualifying round.Tianah Johnson of Sumner downed Lindsay Wells of Orono 8-2 in preliminary play and Amy Hallet of Penobscot Valley 8-4 in the first round before falling to Claire Valley of Brewer 7-5, 6-1 in the qualifying round.Maeve Geary of MDI downed Amber Wilcoxson of Lee Academy 8-3 in preliminary play and Alexa Grant of Ellsworth 8-0 in the first round, but fell to Aidan Coyne of Bangor 6-2, 6-3 in the qualifying round.Lauren Hale of Ellsworth bested Cassie Cliff of DI-Stonington 8-1 in preliminary play and lost to Haley Donovan of Calais 8-3 in the first round.Jordyn Judkins of DI-Stonington defeated Libby Toothaker of Dexter 8-4 in preliminary play and fell to Nicole Chasse of Schenck 8-1 in the first round.Adrian Van der Eb of GSA fell to Catelyn Kimball of Brewer 8-0 in the first round.Abigail Frost of GSA lost to Ava Broderick of Mattanawcook Academy 8-4 in preliminary play.last_img read more