Season winds down for CVUs rocking tennis teams (5/21/09)

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

Following Wednesday’s matches against Essex High, the high-flying Champlain Valley Union High tennis teams have just two more dates on the season schedule.

The undefeated girls travel to Colchester High for a 3:30 p.m. match on Tuesday. They then return home Wednesday, the following day, to close out the regular campaign against Rice Memorial High at Shelburne’s Davis Park.

Knocked from the undefeated ranks at Stowe High Saturday, the CVU boys will play host to Colchester at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and then travel to Rice on Wednesday, the usual reverse of the girls’ schedule.

The 7-1 boys returned to their winning ways Monday at Davis Park by trimming 6-6 South Burlington High, 4-3, led by singles victories by David Hilderbrand, Marc Vecchio and Tabor deGroot. Will Hurd and Corey Dawson paired up for the doubles win that put the Redhawks over the top.

In the 4-3 defeat at the racquets of 7-0 Stowe on Saturday, Hurd and Dawson captured their doubles match. CVU’s two singles victories were earned by Vecchio and deGroot.

The girls are 10-0 after squeaking by previously unbeaten Stowe, now with a 7-1 record, 4-3 at home Saturday and popping 6-6 South Burlington, 5-2, on the road Monday.

The triumph over Stowe was fashioned in the singles battles, with Cassie Smith, Kylie deGroot, Anna Clare Smith and Colleen McCarthy collecting victories.

It was the same against South Burlington, with Abby Stoner joining her four teammates with individual triumphs.