Warriors edged by Woburn in thriller
WOBURN — Yesterday’s makeup tennis match against Woburn was definitely one that could’ve gone either way.
Unfortunately for the Warrior boys’ tennis team, the result wasn’t in its favor as it was edged in a 3-2 thriller yesterday morning at Woburn High School in a match where four out of the five individual contests went three sets.
Wakefield fell to 2-2 on the season with the loss and it had its modest two match win streak snapped.
The contests at first and second singles both went three sets as did both doubles matches. Two out of the four went in Wakefield’s favor for its two points.
At second singles, Mike Mouradian, a senior, took on Ed Lam in a contest that went the distance. Mouradian lost the first set, 5-7, but came back to win the second and third sets, 6-2, 6-2.
Senior Chris Calnan and sophomore Noah Sellers were teamed at first doubles. They took on the Tanner duo of Tommy Kergo and Bryan Filardo. Calnan and Sellers lost the first set, 2-6, but came back and took the second and third sets, 6-1, 6-4 to win the point.
At first singles, Adam Hammond, a senior, faced Sam Herling in another thrilling three-set contest. Hammond won the first set, 6-1, but dropped the second and third sets, 6-7 (6-8), 5-7.
Sophomores Zack Covelle and Soren Helhoski were teamed at second doubles. They took on the Woburn duo of A.J. Thakkar and Matt Mitrano. Covelle and Helhoski prevailed in the opening set, 6-3, but were unable to sustain the momentum as they dropped the final two sets by identical, 4-6, 4-6.
Third singles is where Wakefield was shorthanded due to the vacation week. Andrew DeCecca, a junior, made his first start of the season as he took on Woburn’s Doug Huyhn. DeCecca suffered an 0-6, 2-6 setback.
Wakefield takes on Melrose on Monday afternoon at 3:45 p.m. at the Dobbins Courts.