Warriors win first match of season, top Watertown 4-1
Published in the May 1, 2017 edition.
WATERTOWN — The Wakefield Memorial High boys’ tennis team made the trip to Watertown to take on the Red Raiders on Friday afternoon at the Victory Field Courts. Although the Warriors made the longest road trip of the season and had two three set matches, it was all worth it as they posted a 4-1 triumph.
Wakefield increased its record to 1-4 on the season as it earned its first win.
The contests that went the distance were at second singles and first doubles.
At second singles, Noah Greif, a freshman, was involved in a battle with Watertown’s Alex Abrahamyan. Greif won the first set, 6-4, and then lost the second set 2-6. The third set went to a tiebreaker with Greif winning, 7-6 (7-3).
The first doubles team of seniors Noah Sellers and John Stanfield took on the Red Raider duo of Hakeem Alhady and Henry Papadopulos. Sellers, a captain, and Stanfield won the first set, 6-5, but dropped the second set, 5-7. The Warrior team rebounded with a decisive 6-1 victory in the third set to secure the point.
James Hanron, a senior captain, earned a point at first singles as he posted a 6-2, 6-2 triumph over Evan Fleischer.
Sophomore Johnny Stumpf and freshman Jack Palmer were teamed at second doubles. They took on the Watertown tandem of Andrew Hayek and Alex Falkner-Harnes. Stumpf and Palmer prevailed 6-2, 6-3.
The lone match Wakefield lost was at third singles were senior captain Zack Covelle came up short against Mahde Alhady, 3-6, 5-7.
The Warriors take on Winchester this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the Dobbins Courts.