Coach Wayne Martin is happy with how his tennis teams are playing this year.
The boy’s team is 7-0, with seven matches left in the regular season. “The boy’s are undefeated and we not expected to do well,” said Martin. The number one player is Jordan Crowley, a sophomore, who plays tennis year-round. He also shot up in height, according to Martin.
“I also went on a recruiting missing and picked up one football and two soccer players. The number two player in singles is soccer recruit and Italian exchange student Jacopa “Apo” Secchi. The number three player is Brandon Currier, who has had no losses this year in the number three single level.
Tennis is set up so that the number one ranked player on a team plays the number one matched player on the opposing team. First through third count and continue on to the SMAA championships, along with the two top doubles teams. For the boy’s that is Avery Topel and senior football player Brad Carpentier, and baseball player Jarron Nadeau and sophomore Nick McGoldrick.
“This next week is pretty big,” said Martin. “We’re sitting in third place.” Next week they compete against Kennebunk, Thornton Academy and will take on number one seed Gorham.
The girl’s team (6-1) under the direction of Martin as well, are placed third after a win against McAuley last week.
“Everybody is back this year. Kate Kneeland is playing again after an ACL tear,” said Martin. The number one singles player is sophomore Julia Richardson, who only has one loss on the season. Kate Kneeland, a junior, is number two and senior Jillian Levesque rounds out the top three.
The first doubles team is Marissa Ulmer and Sydney Tanguay, who are top in the league, according to Martin. “They made it to the semi-finals in the SMAA last year,” he said. The second doubles team is junior Bailey Pelletier and freshman Maehlah Nadeau.
The team has had a good start and looks to continue their streak with tough matches against Kennebunk, Gorham and Thornton.