Huskies tennis heads into playoffs with 12-1 record

Photos by Rich Dionne
Posted 10/23/19

The Mt. Hope tennis team clinched Division II with 12-1 regular season record as they head into the playoffs this week. 

Some team members participated against the best tennis players in the …

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Huskies tennis heads into playoffs with 12-1 record

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The Mt. Hope tennis team clinched Division II with 12-1 regular season record as they head into the playoffs this week. 

Some team members participated against the best tennis players in the state at the RIIL state tournament last weekend.

The team's top singles player, Meg Dolan, lost to Isabella Corso of Cranston West 6-1, 7-6 (7-5). 

The top doubles team of Ellee Kopecky and Annie Krzywicki lost to Barrington's Lauren Jay and Sonya Pareek, 6-3, 6-1 and No. 3 doubles team Olivia Vezina and Ally Picard lost to Bibha Kamath and Maddy Gerrish of Moses Brown, 6-2, 6-2. 

"Meg had a tough first set," said Head Coach Geoff Keegan. "But she did what she always does if she’s down and battled her way back in the second set after being down to start that set and got herself to a close tiebreaker right down to the wire."

"The No. 1 doubles team battled, but made a lot of unforced errors," said coach Keegan.

The team they faced (Barrington's Lauren Jay and Sonya Pareek) ultimately upset the field and won the tournament. 

"The tournament was good practice for our upcoming playoffs," said coach Keegan. "Especially since the No. 1 doubles team hadn’t lost a match as a team all year long. They hadn't made many mistakes in match play this season, so now they know what needs to be corrected prior to the playoffs."

 

The Mt. Hope No. 3 doubles team was playing with house money as they were the only team from Division II. They upset some first doubles teams in the qualifying tournament to make it to the state tournament according to coach Keegan. 

 

"They made their presence known against the Moses Brown team they faced," said coach Keegan. 

"Moses Brown was the 2nd overall seeded team in the tournament. They played a lot of close points and had them off balance at times which also gave them good practice getting ready for the playoffs this week."

 

The Huskies playoff run starts on Wednesday as the team received a bye into the quarterfinals at Slater Park at 3pm.

 

 

 

 

 

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