, Salem, MA


May 24, 2013

Thursday's area roundup: St. John's volleyball opens postseason with win



Salem 3, Revere 2: The Witches ended their season with a win as both their first singles player, Ari Gaffney (6-1, 7-6 (7-4)), and their first doubles team of Marlena Udden and Madison Ballou (7-6 (7-3), 7-5) both won a tiebreaker to prevail. The second doubles team of Kate Dube and Kayti LeFrancois (6-1, 6-4) were also victorious for Salem (4-12).

Masconomet 5, North Andover 0: The doubles teams of Eva Reineke/Becca Costa (5-7, 7-5, 10-3) and Brooke Hunziker/Erin Johnson (7-6, 2-6, 7-5) each won three set matches as the Chieftains (10-7) finished up the regular season with a win. Danielle Dunn (6-1, 6-3), Lexi Polumbo (6-1, 6-0) and Evelyn Habert (6-1, 6-2) took care of the singles matches for Masco.

Beverly 4, Lynn Classical: Second doubles team Christine Green and Katie Lane (6-4, 7-6) and No. 1 singles player Meggie Manzo (6-4, 7-6) each won on tiebreakers as the Panthers finished up the regular season 12-4 with at least a share of the NEC Large title. Jill Morneau (6-3, 7-5) also won at No. 2 singles and Phoebe Blau/Cecilia Buffenoir (6-2, 6-4) won at No. 1 doubles.

Lynnfield 4, Swampscott 1: The Big Blue (15-3) battled hard, but lost a tough match. Sophomore Veronica Pyatigorskaya won 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 at third singles to improve to 17-0 this season for Swampscott.


MASCONOMET 6, HAVERHILL 2: The Varinos brothers helped the Chieftains (15-5) end the regular season with their ninth straight win as Speros Varinos threw four innings of five-hit baseball with no walks and two strikeouts while his freshman sibling, Elias Varinos, had three hits, scored twice, stole a base and knocked in a run. Speros also helped himself offensively with a two-run single, a walk and two runs scored. Josh Griffth added a hit and a run in the victory while Greg Jain knocked in two runs.

Saugus 4, Bishop Fenwick 1: Jhon Oliveira scored Fenwick’s only run when Mike McKenzie’s infield hit turned into an error, but the Crusaders (15-6) couldn’t add any more runs. Saugus scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to win.

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