Warriors blank Stoneham
STONEHAM — Even though the renovated Dobbins Courts are fairly new, the Wakefield Memorial High boys’ tennis team has fared better on the road to this point on a pair of older courts as it posted its second consecutive victory with a 5-0 shutout over Stoneham yesterday afternoon at the Stoneham High School Courts.
Wakefield increased its record to 2-1 on the season with its other victory being a 4-1 decision over Watertown on Monday in Watertown.
The Warriors got the shutout but it sure didn’t come easy as two of the five matches went three sets.
At third singles, James Hanron, a sophomore, defeated Matt Sowyrdy as he rallied after dropping the first set. After losing the first set, 1-6, Hanron got going and won the second set in a tiebreaker 7-6 (7-3). The Warrior 10th grader prevailed in the third set by a 6-4 score to win the point.
The other three setter was at first doubles. The team of Chris Calnan, a senior, and Noah Sellers, a sophomore, took on the Stoneham duo of Ben Lanza and James Columbus. Calnan and Sellers won the first set, 6-3, lost the second, 4-6, and won the third, 6-2.
The rest of the contests went in Wakefield’s favor in straight sets.
At first singles, senior Adam Hammond defeated Pat Grady, 6-2, 6-1.
Mike Mouradian, a senior, faced Mike Tagaroosky at second singles and earned a 6-2, 6-3 triumph.
Sophomores Soren Helhoski and Zack Covelle took on the Spartan tandem of Ben Marchaud and Ryan Josephson at second doubles. Helhoski and Covelle posted a 7-5, 6-4 victory.
The Warriors return home to take on Wilmington on Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the Dobbins Courts.