The Packet Sports Spotlight
Originally published in The Weekly Packet, June 12, 2014
Eagles roll over Madawaska for boys tennis Eastern Class C crown
Tate Yoder hits for a win in his semifinal singles match against Fort Kent. He and the George Stevens Academy Eagles tennis team won the Maine Eastern Class C crown in five straight-set matches on June 9, 2104.
by Anne Berleant
At the deciding match-up for the Eastern title in boys Class C tennis, George Stevens Academy triumphed over #4 Madawaska with five straight-set wins. The Eagles won their fifth consecutive regional crown and 10th in the last 12 years. The competition was played at Colby College on June 10, where the girls fell to #2 Van Buren 1-4.
Last week, the boys defeated Deer Isle-Stonington in the quarterfinals and Fort Kent in the semis to set up the regional championship. They will play for the state championship on Saturday, June 14, at Bates College against either reigning state champion Waynflete, who they have fallen to in the state championships, or North Yarmouth Academy. The Western C finals are scheduled for Thursday.
The girls had wins over Mattanawcook in the quarterfinals and Sumner in the semifinals, but could not prevail over the 2013 title defenders and second-ranked Van Buren, ending their season ranked #1 with a 10-2 season record.