, Salem, MA


May 21, 2014

Tuesday’s area roundup: Swampscott girls tennis clinches NEC title


Swampscott 3, Marblehead 2: The Big Blue wrapped up the Northeastern Conference championship by sweeping singles. Anna Raptunovich (6-0, 6-0), Vivien Gere (6-0, 6-1) and Veronica Pyatigorskaya (6-0, 6-1) each won matches that were closer than the scores indicated.Swampscott improved to 13-2 with two matches to go.

“The matches were all good. Veronica was on the court for almost two hours. It looks like we dominated (singles), but Marblehead played very well,” Swampscott coach Nina Rogers said.

Masconomet 4, North Andover 1: Masco (12-3) swept the singles matches thanks to Danielle Dunn (6-2, 6-0), Evelyn Harbert (6-2, 6-0) and Rebecca Costa (6-2, 6-0). Second doubles team of Jackie Emmons and Caroline May battled back to score a win (4-6, 7-5, 11-9) in a match that lasted two and a half hours.

Triton 3, Ipswich 2: Senior Lexi Lopez and classmate Hannah Lynch came up with straight set wins at first and second singles, and Triton rallied to win first doubles on a tiebreaker to take the match.


North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie 9, Mystic Valley 2: Sophomore Mike Mitchell went the distance striking out nine while allowing just one earned run on three hits to give NST/EA (11-6) its eighth straight win. Sophomore Matt O’Connell had two hits and three RBI while senior Jeff White and freshman Joe Verga had a pair of RBI each.

B.C. High 4, St. John’s Prep 3: B.C. High scored four runs in the fifth inning to take control of the game, handing St. John’s pitcher Evan Roberts his first loss in two years. Nick Latham had a pair of hits for the Eagles, including a two-run homer in the seventh inning to cut into the deficit. St. John’s finished 6-2 in the Catholic Conference and now stands 15-3 overall.


Danvers 5, Revere 0: Freshmen Kyle Noring and Joe Kowalski earned their first varsity wins, teaming up at No. 2 doubles for a 7-6 (7-3), 6-1 victory to highlight the Falcons’ one-sided triumph. Kevin Hodgkins and Jim McCarriston also won at doubles with a 6-1, 6-1 win at No. 1. Nick Lisichenok (6-1, 6-0), Toma Navokin (6-0, 6-0) and Jim Cunningham (6-1, 6-1) prevailed at singles for Danvers (15-2 overall, 12-1 Northeastern Conference), which hosts Marblehead tomorrow with the chance to grab a share of the league title.

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