Mt. Hope girls’ tennis team wins first three matches

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After a near perfect season last year, the Mt. Hope High School girls’ tennis team is continuing its winning ways, taking their first three matches including two shut-out victories.

The loss of three players who graduated in the spring was balanced by the addition of four new players to the varsity team, as well as “a lot of new girls” to make up a junior varsity team, said coach, Geoff Keegan. While the girls are aware of last year’s tremendous season, their main focus is to work to improve their own game.

“It’s on the back of our minds,” Mr. Keegan said of the prior season. “But we keep the same mantra of playing one game at a time. On any given day any team may be strong.”

Like last season, the Huskies anticipated a challenging match when they played against their rivals, North Smithfield, on Monday, Sept. 9.

“We knew this was going to be the toughest match so far,” Mr. Keegan said.

Like the same match up last year, the 4-3 win wasn’t determined until the final doubles match.

“Literally it was deja vu. It was a different result in that we got the win,” he said.

Monday, Sept. 9

Mt. Hope 4, North Smithfield 3 (at North Smithfield)

Singles

  • 1st Singles: Lauren Fletcher, Mt. Hope, defeated Hailey Raskob, North Smithfield 2-6, 6-1, 6-0
  • 2nd Singles: Simone Verria, Mt. Hope, defeated Jessica Blakemore, North Smithfield6-1, 6-2
  • 3rd Singles: Gabby Lafond, North Smithfield, defeated Haley Ferreira, Mt. Hope 6-3, 7-5
  • 4th Singles: Catherine McGee, Mt. Hope, defeated Caitlyn Murray, North Smithfield 6-0, 7-5

 

Doubles

  • 1st Doubles: Leilani Feleciano-Emily Larson, North Smithfield, defeated Marisa Silva-Sarah Leger, Mt. Hope 6-3, 6-3
  • 2nd DoublesTracy Ayotte-Nicole Turcotte, North Smithfield, defeated Rowanne Curran-Lucy Spence, Mt. Hope 6-1, 6-4
  • 3rd Doubles: Kiana Thayer-Hannon-Maddie Phillips, Mt. Hope, defeated Sarah Pugliese-Erika Ellis, North Smithfield 1-6, 6-1, 6-2

 

Thursday, Sept. 5

Mt. Hope 7, St, Raphael Academy 0 (at Mt. Hope)

Singles

  • 1st Singles: Lauren Fletcher, Mt. Hope, defeated Lauren Taylor, St. Raphael 6-1, 6-0
  • 2nd Singles: Simone Verria, Mt. Hope, defeated Gianna Leone, St. Raphael 6-0, 6-0
  • 3rd Singles:Haley Ferreira, Mt. Hope, defeated Grace Senra, St. Raphael 6-1, 6-0
  • 4th Singles: Catherine McGee, Mt. Hope, defeated Danielle Furtado, St. Raphael 6-2, 6-1

 

Doubles

  • 1st Doubles: Marisa Silva-Sarah Leger, Mt. Hope, defeated Luisa Santana-Josenia Henriquez, St. Raphael 6-0 6-1
  • 2nd Doubles: Rowanne Curran-Lucy Spence, Mt. Hope, defeated Allison Dube-Klara Szilagyi, St. Raphael 6-2, 6-3
  • 3rd Doubles: Kiana Thayer-Hannon-Maddie Phillips, Mt. Hope, defeated Victoria Rose-Alyssa Fletcher, St. Raphael 6-1, 6-0.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 3

Mt. Hope 7, Tolman 0 (at Tolman)

Singles

  • 1st Singles: Lauren Fletcher, Mt. Hope, defeated Rochellie Mejia, Tolman 6-3, 7-5
  • 2nd Singles: Simone Verria, Mt. Hope, defeated Margaret Haggerty, Tolman 6-2, 6-2
  • 3rd Singles: Haley Ferreira, Mt. Hope, defeated Kelly Ram, Tolman 6-1, 6-0
  • 4th Singles: Catherine McGee, Mt. Hope, defeated Jennifer Mongeau, Tolman 6-1, 6-0

 

Doubles

  • 1st Doubles: Marisa Silva-Sarah Leger, Mt. Hope, defeated Adrianna Ariza-Brittany Baptista, Tolman 6-0, 6-3
  • 2nd Doubles: Rowanne Curran-Lucy Spence, Mt. Hope, defeated Alejandra Alonzo-Danielle Audette, Tolman 6-0, 6-0
  • 3rd Doubles: Kiana Thayer-Hannon-Maddie Phillips, Mt. Hope, defeated Kanisha Coar-Kellie Banks, Tolman 6-0, 6-0
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