Topics: Tennis

Monomoy Boys Tennis Secures Playoff Berth

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – The Monomoy boys tennis team entered the season with big expectations. With seniors accounting for half of the 16-player roster, there was a reason for the Sharks to be optimistic about what they might be able to accomplish. So far, those expectations have been spot on. Monomoy became one of the first Lower Cape teams to qualify for the postseason when it punched its ticket to the Division 4 state...

NORTH EASTHAM – The Nauset girls tennis team isn’t going to let a singular win or loss alter its identity. Whether the Warriors play at home or travel to a road match, the outcome isn’t going to change the makeup of the team. “We have a strong group, but we do need to learn some things,” Nauset coach Kathleen Tringale said after her team dropped to 1-4 on the season following Friday’s 3-2 loss to unbeaten Mart...

CHATHAM – The only thing that can get rid of the taste of a bad loss is a bounce-back victory. Thankfully, the Monomoy girls tennis team didn’t have to wait long to rebound from its season-opening loss to St. John Paul II. Just one day after the JP II Lions handed Monomoy a 3-2 loss, the Sharks responded Friday with a 5-0 victory over Rising Tide at Monomoy Middle School, which both MRHS tennis teams have been...

HARWICH – Coaches and players don’t always know what type of team they have right away. For some teams, it can take a couple games, or several weeks, to gain a firm understanding of their identity. The Monomoy boys tennis players don’t have to wait to meet St. John Paul II in its season opener Thursday at Monomoy Regional Middle School to learn what sort of group they are. The Sharks not only brought back ever...

SOUTH DENNIS – It isn’t always easy for new teammates to come together, especially when even the players who are familiar with each other haven’t played together for a couple years. Despite missing their 2020 season due to COVID-19, the Monomoy Regional High School boys tennis team benefited from the strong team chemistry the squad developed this spring. Although the Sharks dropped their final match of the sea...

HARWICH – Monomoy Regional High School girls tennis coach Bill Burke couldn’t have predicted how well his team would perform this spring. After all, Burke didn’t even know some of the players a couple months ago. “We had some players that I didn’t even know existed that came out for the team,” he said. “Some freshmen and some juniors that came out of nowhere and brought a lot of talent and a lot of spirit. Thi...

Shortly after Governor Charlie Baker announced on April 21 that schools across the state would remain closed through the end of the academic year, Monomoy baseball catcher Sean Gould drove to Whitehouse Field, crouched down behind home plate, and held his arm out as if prepping for one more catch. It’s a catch that won’t be coming. On April 24, the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) vote...

Student athletes across the state gave a cautiously optimistic cheer on Monday afternoon when it was announced that the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association approved a shortened spring season for all sports. The MIAA Board of Directors held a two-hour phone conference, voting 12-0, with one abstention, to hold a shortened spring season to begin upon the planned reopening of schools on May 4, at w...

HARWICH – The Monomoy girls tennis team earned two Cape and Islands League victories this week when they defeated Sturgis East in a 5-0 sweep on May 9 and the St. John Paul Lions 4-1 on May 7. “We're having a great season,” said Monomoy head coach Bill Burke near the end of match play against Sturgis East. “We'll be 8-4 after today's match.” It was a rare rain-free afternoon when the Sharks hosted the Storm...

HARWICH – Typically in high school tennis, a team's singles players are often the key to success, but in Monomoy's case, the doubles teams have been the ones to watch. That was certainly the case when the boys varsity tennis team hosted Cape Cod Academy on May 2, playing to a 3-2 victory in Cape and Islands League action. Though a passing shower left the courts a little slick at the start of match play, the ho...

Monomoy Girls Tennis Falls To Falmouth

By: Kat Szmit

HARWICH – With two of their top players now competing at the college level, it's been a rebuilding year for Monomoy girls tennis team, which fell to Falmouth on Monday 5-0. In first singles action Lindsay Macdonald put up a good battle but fell 6-1, 6-1 to Julia Moskai, while in second singles Falmouth's Paige Meade defeated Ava Barbella 6-1, 6-4. In third singles Monomoy's Julia Smith put up a valiant fight a...

HARWICH – Sunny skies over Brooks Park in Harwich highlighted a solid boys tennis win for the Monomoy Sharks against the Nauset Warriors on Saturday, April 28. As Pickleballers played on the far courts and children frolicked on the nearby playground, the Monomoys boys tennis team got down to the business of winning, beginning with second singles player Nick Russell who defeated Nauset's Michael Sanborn 6-4, 6-...

Monomoy Girls Tennis Advances To Semifinals

By: Kat Szmit

SOUTH YARMOUTH ─ It was an afternoon of long volleys and lots of anxiety for the Monomoy girls tennis team, but in the end the Sharks prevailed, defeating Bourne 4-1 to earn their way to the Div. 3 South Semifinals for the first time in school history, and it was due in part to the success of a team freshman. Monomoy pulled ahead 2-0 when first singles player Carly Donovan and the second doubles team of H...