High schools: Frontier boys tennis sweeps doubles to earn 3-2 win (PHOTOS)

  • Frontier's Miles Keefe returns a volley in No. 2 singles against St. Mary's in Deerfield on Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

  • Frontier's Coleman Hartner returns a volley in No. 1 singles against St. Mary's in South Deerfield on Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

  • Frontier's Robert Fuqua returns a volley in No. 3 singles against St. Mary's in South Deerfield on Tuesday. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ

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Published: 5/10/2022 8:58:28 PM
Modified: 5/10/2022 8:58:27 PM

It came down to doubles in the boys tennis match between Frontier and St. Mary’s on Tuesday. 

The Saints won two of the three singles matches but the Redhawks were able to win both doubles matches to come up with a 3-2 victory in South Deerfield. 

Jacob Han and Oliver Brown earned a 6-3, 1-6, 6-1 thriller at No. 1 doubles while Donovan Vichi and Benjamin Desmond won No. 2 doubles 6-0, 6-3 for Frontier. 

Robert Fuqua had the lone singles win for the Redhawks, cruising to a 6-0, 6-0 win in No. 3 singles. 


Athol 14, Mahar 0 (5) — Lindsey LeBlanc tossed a five-inning perfect game for the Bears, striking out 13 of the 15 batters she faced and not allowing a hit or a walk as the Bears picked up a Franklin County League East win over their rivals on Tuesday in Athol. 

LeBlanc added a two-run double at the plate while Sam Kenniff had a pair of hits and three RBIs for Athol (9-6, 5-2). Mackinley Drew struck out two in one inning in the circle for Mahar (0-11, 0-9). 

Franklin Tech 7, Hopkins 2 — The Eagles found themselves in an unfamiliar position on Tuesday against the Golden Hawks. 

Franklin Tech trailed 2-0 going into the bottom of the third but Lauren Ross didn’t allow a run the rest of the way and Tech put up a run in the third, one in the fourth, four in the fifth and one in the sixth to pull away with an FCL East victory in Turners. 

Kaitlin Trudeau hit a solo home run, Lillian Ross had a double, two single and a pair of RBIs, Kendra Campbell knocked a pair of hits, Kylee Gamache had a two-RBI single and Emily Eastman tallied a hit for the Eagles (14-1, 8-0). 

Lauren Ross finished with eight strikeouts in the victory. 

Wahconah 3, Greenfield 1 — Warrior ace Avery Vale-Cruz kept the dangerous Green Wave lineup at bay on Tuesday, holding them to three hits as Wahconah came up with an FCL West win at Vets Field. 

Carly Blanchard knocked a triple and an RBI double for Greenfield (9-5, 5-2), with Kaitlin Lavoine adding a hit. MacKenzie Paulin struck out nine in the loss. 

Turners 11, Mt. Greylock 7 — Things weren’t looking great for the Thunder after two innings on Tuesday. 

Turners scored one in the first but the Mounties responded with seven runs in the second to take a commanding lead. Pitcher Madi Liimatainen shut them down from that point on while Turners got a run back in the third inning, put up six in the fourth to take the lead and added three in the fifth off a three-run shot from Liimtainen to earn an 11-7 FCL West comeback victory at the Bourdeau Fields Complex.

Liimatainen tallied a single and a double to go along with her home run, also striking out 16 in the circle. Emily Young had a trio of hits, Paige Sulda knocked tow hits, Olivia Stafford smashed a double and Shayla Freeland hit safely in the win for the Thunder (9-6, 4-4). 

Taconic 15, Frontier 8 — The Thunder bats came alive in the fourth, scoring eight runs to take an 8-2 lead over the Redhawks. That inning proved to be the difference, with Taconic earning a 15-8 FCL West win on Tuesday. 

Delaney Fifield smashed a two-run home run and a single, Sophia Pinardi had a pair of hits including a double and an RBI and Skyler Steele tallied a hit and two RBIs for Frontier (3-13, 0-8). Makayla Santos, Jazzy Hayes and Gabrielle Adams each had a hit and an RBI in the loss. Ashley Taylor struck out two in the circle for the Redhawks. 

Smith Academy 9, Mohawk Trail 1 — Aileen Moffatt drilled an RBI double for the Warriors in the third inning, but it was their lone run of the game as shorthanded Mohawk Trail fell to the Falcons in a FCL East contest in Buckland on Tuesday. 

Riley Giard hit a double in the loss for the Warriors (5-7, 3-5). 


Hopkins 2, Greenfield 1 — It was a pitcher’s duel between Green Wave TJ Thibeault and Golden Hawk Andrew Ciaglo at Vets Field. 

Hopkins scored a pair in the first off a two-run single from Cooper Beckwith and that proved to be the difference, with Greenfield falling 2-1 in a Suburban League West contest on Tuesday. 

Thibeault went the distance for the Green Wave (10-5, 5-4), striking out 11. Trevor Kuchieski had a pair of hits while Deven Dubie, David Carey, Jackson Petrin and Jackson Campbell each had a base hit in the loss. 

Pioneer 5, Franklin Tech 1 — Jason Quinn had himself a day at the plate for the Panthers, going 2-for-4 with a double to propel Pioneer to a Bi-County League North win over the Eagles in Turners on Tuesday. 

Jared Hubbard had a big day on the mound for Pioneer (12-1, 7-0), keeping the Tech lineup at bay while recording three strikeouts. Hubbard added a pair of hits and an RBI at the plate, Sean Allen chipped in a pair of hits and Brayden Thayer recorded a hit in the winning effort. 

Chris Ryan had an RBI single in the sixth inning for the Eagles (7-8, 4-3). Jake Whitney tallied a triple, Alex Sulda had a double and Cayden Lehtomaki singled for Tech. Mason Lehtomaki pitched well in the loss. 

Turners 3, Mahar 2 — Alex Quezada, Joey Mosca and Kainen Stevens combined to allow five hits to lead the Thunder to a Bi-County League North win over the Senators in Orange on Tuesday. 

Quezada struck out two in two innings work, Mosca had five strikeouts in four and one-third innings on the hill and Stevens had a strikeouts to pick up the save. 

Levin Prondecki had a single, a double and two RBIs for Turners (7-5, 4-3). Cam Burnett had a double while Lincoln Coleman and Mosca hit safely in the victory. 

Liam O’Donnell had a big day on the mound for Mahar (3-9, 2-5), going the distance, allowing five hits and striking out nine. He added a hit and two RBIs at the plate while Nate Danielson had a pair of hits, Domanic Cacciolfi doubled and Will Barnes had a hit in the loss. 

Girls tennis

Mohawk Trail 4, Hampden Charter 1 — The Warriors swept singles to earn a victory over the Wolves in Buckland on Tuesday. 

Avery Dupree earned a 6-4, 6-2 win in No. 1 singles, Paige King came up with a 6-0, 6-0 win in No. 2 singles and Palmer King won 6-0, 6-0 in No. 3 singles for Mohawk Trail. 

Dakota Chasse and Nikki Garofalo came up with a 6-4, 6-3 win in No. 1 doubles for the Warriors. 

Greenfield 5, SICS 0 — A marathon three-set win at No. 1 singles from Jenna Keith completed a 5-0 sweep for the Green Wave on Tuesday, pushing Greenfield to a perfect 10-0 on the season.

Keith captured a 6-3, 5-7, 11-9 win over Ryayanna Shubrick in the top spot for Greenfield.

Kaitlyn Collins and Estera Covalenco made quick work of their opponents, scoring identical 6-0, 6-0 wins at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively.

Both Greenfield doubles teams posted impressive wins. Rory Cronen-Townsend and Kaitlyn Phillips snagged a 6-0, 6-2 win at No. 1, while Virginia Marin and Rebecca Covalenco scored a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 2.

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