HARD FOUGHT MATCH: Mt. Blue’s Matt St. John played one of his best matches of the season, falling in a tie breaker, 7-6 in the third set to Bangor’s Ian McDonnell. Bangor defeated Mt. Blue, 4-1. (Arin McLaughlin photo)
FARMINGTON – The Mt. Blue Men’s Tennis team took on their toughest rivals on Monday afternoon at Hippach Field in Farmington, the undefeated Bangor High School Men’s team.
In a major upset, Mt. Blue’s Alvaro Vian defeated Bangor’s number one singles player, the previously unbeaten Will Cutshall in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4. Another singles match pitted Mt. Blue’s Matt St. John against Bangor’s singles star Ian McDonnell. In one of the best matches of the season, McDonnell won the first set 6-3; St. John took the second set 6-1 but then lost to McDonnell in a fiercely fought 7-6 tie breaker in the third set. In a third singles match, Bangor’s Josh Turcotte defeated Mt. Blue’s Nick Wilkens, 6-1, 6-3.
In doubles play, Bangor took two matches: Patrick Stewart and John Szewczyk defeated Mt. Blue’s Greg Melcher and John Iams, 6-1, 6-3. Bangor’s Noah Frost and Kevin Wellington defeated Dustin James and Harris Roberts, 6-1, 6-3.
An exhibition match between Sean Paul of Mt. Blue and Scott Dennis of Bangor was stopped with a tie score in the first set, 6-6, due to darkness.
Mt. Blue’s team record now stands at 4 and 3.
Their next match is Thursday, May 14th, 4 p.m., at Hippach Field, against Hampden. On Friday, the Mt. Blue team plays Messalonskee at Hippach Field at 3:30 p.m.
Girls’ tennis Mt. Blue vs Bangor at Mt. Blue
Bangor 5, Mt. Blue 0
1st singles: Emma Coffey (B) d. Meredith Allen 8-4
2nd singles: Anne McKay (B) d. Lena Kendall 8-2
3rd singles: Emily Chick (B) d. Abby Flanagan 8-6
1st doubles: Eliza Woodcock and Mary Grace Schley (B) d. Liz LeClair and Marlie Mochamer 8-5
2nd doubles: Adriana Capuano and Michaela Whitney (B) d. Sarah Smith and Gaby Fellman 8-0
Exhibition doubles: Grace LeClair and Lauren Rafford (B) d. Cherokee Luker and Sarah Smith 8-2