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Scott's Sports Spot

Deer Isle & Stonington
Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, April 25, 2013
DISHS Boys tennis opens with five wins

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DISHS Tennis

Douglass Heanssler

by Jack Scott

The boys tennis team has started off well with a string of wins. In a double match with Lee Academy, we won 3-2 and lost 3-2. In the first match where we won, Drew Siebert won 8-4 at first singles, Tim Cormier won 8-1 at second singles, and Doug Heanssler lost 8-5 at third singles. Nick Dunham and Andy Turner lost 8-4 at first doubles, but Matt Duddy and Paul Zoephal won at second doubles 8-1 for the match victory.

In the second match with Lee, Drew Siebert won 8-6 at first singles, Tim Cormier lost 8-6 at second singles, and Doug Heanssler lost 8-0 at third singles. Andrew Turner and Nick Dunham won 8-4 at first doubles, but Matt Duddy and Paul Zoephal lost 7-5 tiebreaker. That’s as close as it gets.

The boys beat Piscataquis 5-0 with Drew Siebert winning 8-3 at first singles, Tim Cormier winning 8-2 at second singles, and Doug Heanssler winning 8-3 at third singles. Andrew Turner and Nick Dunham won 8-5 at first doubles and Matt Duddy and Cody Eaton won 7-5 at second doubles.

The boys swept a double match from Penobscot Valley 4-1 and 3-2. In the first match, Drew Siebert won 8-6 at first singles, Tim Cormier won 8-0 at second singles, and Douglass Heanssler lost 9-7 at third singles. Andrew Turner and Nick Dunham won 8-0 at first doubles and we won second doubles by forfeit.

In the second match, Drew Siebert lost 8-5 at first singles, Tim Cormier won 8-1 at second singles and Doug Heanssler lost 8-2 at third singles. Andrew Turner and Nick Dunham won the first doubles 8-1 and we won the match by virtue of winning the second doubles by forfeit.

The boys beat Sumner 5-0 in a series of close matches. Drew Siebert won 8-5 at first singles, Tim Cormier won 8-6 at second singles, and Doug Heanssler won 9-7 at third singles. Andy Turner/Nick Dunham won 8-5 at first singles and Matt Duddy/Noah Davis won 8-2 at second doubles.

The girls tennis team has started off slowly with only being able to field one of the doubles team. We lost to Lee Academy in a double match 4-1 and 4-1. In the first match, Allison Cormier won 8-5 at first singles, Megan Weed lost 8-4 at second singles, and Ellie Volani lost 9-6 at third singles. Justine Rhys and Kelsey Quinn lost 8-0 at the first doubles and we forfeited the second doubles.

The second match with Lee was similar, with Allison Cormier winning 8-3 at first singles, Megan Weed losing 8-2 at second singles, and Ellie Volani losing 8-0 at third singles. Justine Rhys and Kelsey Quinn lost 8-0 at first doubles and we forfeited the second doubles.

The girls lost to Piscataquis 5-0 with Allison Cormier losing 8-0 at first singles, Megan Weed losing 8-1 at second singles, and Ellie Volani losing 8-2 at third singles. Justine Rhys and Kelsey Quinn lost 8-1 at the first doubles and we forfeited the second doubles.

The girls lost to Penobscot Valley in a double match 5-0 but came back to lose only 3-2 in the second match. In the first match, Allison Cormier lost 8-6 at first singles, Megan Weed lost 8-1 at second singles, and Ellie Volani lost 8-5 at third singles. Justine Rhys and Kelsey Quinn lost 8-0 at first doubles and we forfeited the second doubles.

In the second match, Allison Cormier won 8-4 at first singles, Megan Weed lost 8-5 at second singles and Ellie Volani won 8-0 at third singles. Justine Rhys and Kelsey Quinn lost 8-0 at first doubles and we lost the match because we had to forfeit the second doubles.

The girls lost to Sumner 5-0. Allison Cormier lost 8-1 at first singles, Megan Weed lost 8-3 at second singles and we forfeited the third singles. Ellie Volani/Sasha Zembrusky lost 8-4 at first doubles and Justine Rhys/Kelsey Quinn lost 8-3 at second doubles.

The girls haven’t won yet but are improving and working hard. We still haven’t had a full team and that costs us a point in every match. Hopefully we will be at full strength soon.

The boys have made a great start at 5-1. Everyone is contributing and if we can keep up this effort we should be a playoff team again this year. I don’t think the boys have ever started this well in tennis.

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