May 8th, 2014
The Champlain Valley Union boys and girls tennis teams have lost only once each, both to South Burlington High’s racket wielders.
An opportunity for redemption comes Saturday morning when the CVU boys play host to the Rebels at Davis Park in Shelburne (10 a.m.) and the girls visit South Burlington at the same time.
Prior to those matches, the girls will travel to Mount Mansfield Union Thursday afternoon, while the boys are home to their Cougar counterparts.
Both CVU teams scored victories over St. Johnsbury Academy Monday.
Coach Amy deGroot’s defending Division 1 champion girls blanked the Hilltoppers 7-0 at Davis Park. Kathy Joseph, Leah Epstein, MacKenzie Buckman, Elyse Killkelley and Maia Bertrand scored wins in singles. The doubles teams of Isabelle Angtsman-Mackenzie Kingston and Erika Barth- Hadley Menk were also victors.
The boys earned a 6-1 triumph at St. Johnsbury behind singles wins by George Lomas, Joey O’Brien, Louis Daub and Justin Hamelink. Skylar Golann was forced to withdraw from his match.
Redhawks doubles winners were the duos of David Huber-Nathan Comai and Stephen Asch-Ryan Schneiderman.
— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent