“I already lost my first two games against AB despite the team winning, so I came today and I really wanted to win.”
But for assistant coach Pam Dorniak, defeating AB (11-5) and advancing to the semi-finals is not the end, but another step in the journey.
“It’s back to work tomorrow,” Dornaj said of the team’s mentality going forward. “We will continue to work on the same things and maintain the same positive attitude.
For the 15-0 Warriors, maintaining a positive attitude throughout the game is everything, which is a constant for coach Daniel Orgels-Monteith, who was unable to attend Monday’s game.
“one thing [Orgles-Monteith] “You should always be positive,” said Swire. “It’s about not being bothered with ourselves and staying focused on our own games.”
Before Swire won first place, her sister Lia, a freshman, dominated the third singles 6-0, 6-0 to win the first point of the match. Then Ella Chase won second, 6-2, 6-3.
Five minutes later, tandem Karlie Hislop and Ariana Zee snatched a 6-4, 6-4 win in the first doubles.
From now on, the warriors ranked first are ready to prove themselves and show why they had the first rank.
“I’m really excited right now,” Swire said. “I am ready to play in the semi-finals and it will be special.”
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Wareham 4, Cohasset 1 The Vikings have been knocked out of the tournament several times for Cohassett. The Vikings did not allow this to happen for the third time.
After falling in the 2021 semi-finals, Southern Division 3, with a score of 3-2, and by the same score in the 2019 quarter-finals, the second-seeded Vikings claimed a 4-1 victory in the state’s quarterfinals in the Fourth Division. The Vikings (24-0) advance to the semi-finals for the first time in the program’s history and will face No. 6 Manchester Essex on Wednesday (to be announced).
“The kids have exceeded my expectations,” Wareham coach Jeff Sweet said. “To say I am proud of them would be an understatement.”
Big Juliana Lomé avenged her loss last season in the third singles, winning 6-2, 6-3. Left Loom dominated the match with her precise serve.
“During the season, her serve improved significantly,” Sweet said. “She has a great backhand. You don’t see that often in high school tennis. She hits it with confidence.”
Big Brooklyn Pendas won 6-0, 6-2 in the first singles. Pendas is unbeaten this season and hasn’t lost more than three games all season.
“Dominance didn’t start to describe it,” Sweet said.
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Masconomet 4, Westwood 1 – With a singles sweep, fourth-seeded Masco (18-0) made his first trip to the semi-finals and a match against the top-ranked Sitwat team after winning the quarter-finals.
Junior Kendall Scully, playing a calculated way, won 6-1, 6-0 in the first singles. Her sister Tiegan, who is a freshman, won 6-4 6-1 in second place.
“Tegan is very strong and long,” McConomite coach Kathy Chin Farnam said. “She has a killer serve and when she’s in a very strong position, she’s got a strong game, she plays with depth, and she can move from corner to corner.”
“They’re super sexy, and steady on top,” said Chen Farnam, sister of Scully. “They got the job done and there’s no drama – that’s great leadership.”
Junior Nina Klink won 6-0, 6-1 in the third singles, combining a series of deep shots to dominate the match.
“When people watch Nina, they think she could be number one,” said Chen Varnam. “This is the strongest team Masconomet has ever had. We’ve never had a team this talented.”
Linfield 5, West Bridgewater 0 – With a strong finish in the singles match, the second-seeded pioneers outpaced 7-seeded West Bridgewater 5-0 in the quarterfinals, to secure a trip to Wednesday’s semifinals against Cohasset.
“All three of the singles players were late in their first games,” said Linfield coach Joe Dunn. “They needed to play at the highest level to beat these guys and they did.”
First co-captain Harrison Loba battled with a 4-6, 7-6 (7-3) win and in the second singles, Dan Levine blasted off after a tough start to take home a 6-4, 6-0 win.
Novice Shea McCarthy used strong core play to translate into powerful hits at the net, and took a 7-5, 6-4 win in the third singles.
“Shea played one of the best matches he’s ever played,” Dunn said. “He sent back, hit the net and passed him. He played tennis hard, and I’m really proud of his performance.”
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Masconomet 13, Scituate 10- Emerson Clark crossed 100 goals to move close to eighth place Masconumet (17-6) to win the second round over the visiting 9-seater. Maggie Sturgess also contributed two goals and two assists.
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Nantucket 9, Ipswich 4 – Sophomore Bailey Lower scored four goals and three assists to secure the victory for fourth seed Whalers (19-4) in his first quarter-final win in program history against the visiting No. 5 Tigers. Emerson Bikarcic scored three goals.
“It was a total team effort,” Nantucket coach Jamie Lauer said. “They realize the opportunity they have to make history for the program – and they’ve done it.”
Nantucket will play the winner of Wednesday’s Manchester Essex/Mount Greylock match in the semi-finals later this week.
Cam Kerry and Vittoria Buejo contributed to this story. To report results, call 617-929-2860/3235 or email email@example.com.