(May 12, 2022) Girls tennis celebrated senior day with a 3-2 victory over Cape Cod Academy on Thursday in the team’s final home match of the season.
Both doubles teams won in straight sets, with Joan Harris and Haley Ray winning 6-0, 6-0 in first doubles and Sarah Hanlon and Lauren Cutone winning 6-2, 6-0 in second doubles.
Nantucket (3-6) added another victory in third singles via forfeit on a day where they recognized seniors Hanlon, Ray, Abbey Boylan and Emily Dussault prior to the match.
“They’re sort of like the first graduating class of original players. It will be sad to see them go, they’re a real unified team right now,” coach Luke Thornewill said.
The boys tennis team fell 4-1 on the road against Cape Cod Academy on Thursday.
Freshman Henry Kathawala picked up the lone victory on the day for Nantucket (3-7), winning 6-3, 7-5 in third singles.
Both teams return to the court on Monday against Rising Tide, with the boys at home and the girls on the road.
On Wednesday the boys tennis team avenged an early season loss to Saint John Paul II with a 4-1 victory in the rematch at home.
Singles players Quinn Keating and Henry Kathawala both won in straight sets, as did second doubles Connor Mclean and Hawkin Edwardes and first doubles Boyan Kalpazanov and Silas Moore, with Moore making his varsity debut.
“It was a great win. They’re ahead of us in the strength poll of MIAA division four so that’s a big win moving us further up in the ladder for playoffs, so it was awesome,” coach David Cheever said.
The lone defeat on the day for Nantucket (3-6) came in first singles where Evan Belanger, who broke a string on his racket moments before the start of the match, lost in straight sets 6-2, 6-3.
The Whalers return to the court for the final road match of the regular season today at Cape Cod Academy.
The girls tennis team (3-6) had its match against Saint John Paul II rescheduled for May 19. The Whalers will honor the team’s seniors before the final home match of the season today against Cape Cod Academy.