Mt. Hope aces Tolman 7-0 in tennis

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The Mt. Hope tennis team remains undefeated after taking a 7-0 win against the now 1-7 Tolman High School on Tuesday. The Huskies record now stands at 9-0 for the season.

In singles matches, Lauren Fletcher defeated Rochellie Mejia 6-2, 7-5; Simone Verria defeated Bethany Tirrell  6-0, 6-2; Haley Ferreira defeated Margaret Haggerty, 6-0, 6-0; Catherine McGee defeated Kelly Ram 6-1,6-1.

In doubles, team Marisa Silva-Sarah Leger defeated Jennifer Mongeau-Brittney Baptista, 6-2, 6-2; Rowanne Curran-Kiana Thayer-Hannon defeated Alejandra Alonzo-Danielle Audette, 6-0, 6-0; Lucy Spence-Maddie Phillips defeated Kanisha Coar-Adriana Ariza, 6-1, 6-1.

Mt. Hope will travel on Thursday to face St. Raphael Academy.

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marina.h.peterson

Is it NEXT year that the Tennis team will be dissolved? Is there any hope of keeping it on! It is such an important sport, teaching children to compete, but also to be civil and courteous. A Gentleman's game (or Gentlewoman). Do we have any left in Bristol/Warren?

Learning and playing tennis at an early age is priceless as you get older. It is a game that you can play anywhere there is a court, requires very little equipment to lug, and is timeless!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | Report this
True American

Unfortunately, the School Committee after recommendations from the Administration, decided to supplant the boys' varsity tennis team with boys' volleyball because there was "interest" in volleyball.

There was a committee meeting for hearing opponents of the closure of the program but in the end it was easier to cancel the program and blame the federal Title 9 rules then do a little extra work to make the program work. Obviously, the decisions were made before the meetings were held. I, for one, was left to ponder... How hard would the "leaders" of our school department worked if it was the girls' tennis program on the chopping block.

It's too bad that many people in positions of authority, not unlike our local, state and federal politicians, are there for themselves more than they are there to serve their constituents!

Monday, September 30, 2013 | Report this

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