Tuesday’s high school tennis: Amherst clinches league title in match that started outdoors then moved indoors
Amherst Regional and Minnechaug started their Tuesday girls tennis match outdoors at the University of Massachusetts and finished it at the Ludlow Tennis Club, but when it was over, the Hurricanes had sewn up the outright Valley League title with a 3-2 over the Falcons.
The teams played first-to-eight pro-sets instead of traditional sets to speed up play with the approaching thunderstorms.
Nicole and Allison McCann won their first and second singles matches, respectively, by the score of 8-0. The second doubles team of Samantha Doctor and Hannah Lang sewed up the win.
Northampton 3, West Springfield 0
At West Springfield
First singles: Phoebe Gelbard (N) vs. Sharlotte Pernice, 5-4; Second singles: Adele Fantasia (N) def. Abby Taylor, 6-1, 6-1; Third singles: Phoebe Jones (N) vs. Allison Mulvey, 6-0, 5-1; First doubles: Katherine Lesko & Olivia Bernstein (N) def. Ali Herbert & Krizia Valentino, 6-0, 6-3; Second doubles: Joy Jennings & Xochitl Calero (N) def. Darya Kukaichuk & Noel Nguyen, 6-3, 6-2
Note: First and third singles did not finish their matches.
Records: Northampton (14-5);
Chicopee 3, Frontier 2
At South Deerfield
First singles: Ricky Fields (F) def. Lilly Roberts, 6-2, 6-0; Second singles: Eleni Balis (F) def. Ines Yanyule, 6-1, 6-0; Third singles: Nicole Asselin (C) def. Alli Zera, 6-0, 6-0; First doubles: Abbie Roy & Lynn O’Shea (C) def. AJ Mensah & Crystal Niedbala, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1; Second doubles: Kailyn Plante & Theodora Frimpong def. Anna Zera & Emily Tourigny, 6-2, 6-0
Records: Chicopee (4-11); Frontier (8-7)
Amherst 3, Minnechaug 2
At UMass/Ludlow Tennis Club
First singles: Nicole McCann (A) def. Eve Sullivan, 8-0; Second singles: Allison McCann (A) def. Eve Falk, 8-0; Third singles: Jackie Mercadante (M) def. Julia O’Connell, 5-0 (retired); First doubles: Anna Manzi & Kate Weyent (M) def. Amutha Muthukumar & Sarah Knapp (A) 8-6; Second doubles: Samantha Doctor & Hannah Lang (A) def. Sheila O’Brien & Jane McWilliams 8-2
Records: Amherst (16-1, 7-1); Minnechaug (13-4, 5-3)
Note: The match started at UMass and finished indoors at Ludlow Tennis Club. Teams played eight-game pro-sets.