BRATTLEBORO >> Jason Chartier, Gonzalo Borque, Simon Bupp-Chickering, Anthony Mueller and Lucas Clark swept the singles matches as the Bellows Falls varsity boys tennis team trumped host Brattleboro, 6-1, on Wednesday.
"We need more energy and intensity, to keep our feet moving better, and to improve our shot selection," said Colonels coach Charlie La Rosa.
The teams split the doubles matches. Chris Doucet and Jon Skrocki of Bellows Falls prevailed 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-3) at No. 1, and Brattleboro's duo of Nick Ahlgren-Brian McCarthy was victorious at second dubs with scores of 6-2, 6-1.
Today at 4:30 p.m., Brattleboro will visit Woodstock and Bellows Falls will play at MAU.
BRATTLEBORO 7, SPRINGFIELD 0
SPRINGFIELD >> The Colonels won every match on Wednesday and improved to 4-3 on the season.
In singles play, Taylor Bird defeated Lexi Bellows 6-1, 6-2; Alicia Loyola defeated Alex Fourer 6-2, 7-6 (7-2); Haley Marcil defeated Sadie Rice 4-6, 7-5 (11-9); Aliza Racine defeated Jenn Anders 6-3, 6-0; and Jazmin Smith defeated Candance Hadwin 6-4, 6-1.
In the doubles competition, the tandem of Kimberly Bau-Grace Willingham prevailed 6-4, 6-1 and the combo of Camille Gunzburg-Tana Bhanti won 6-0, 6-0.
"Freshman Jazmin Smith played her first singles match ever for BUHS. It's good for her to get a feel for what it takes to play singles. She has been doing really well for us in doubles too," said Colonels coach Tom Weber. "Tana and Camille got in their first tennis match for BUHS as well, which was fun."
The Colonels will host Rutland today.
BRATTLEBORO 12, WAHCONAH 3
BRATTLEBORO >> The Colonels never trailed on Wednesday at Natowich Field, holding leads of 3-1 after one quarter, 6-1 at halftime and 8-2 after three quarters of play.
"We didn't seem to have the same energy that we've had the past couple of games, especially mentally, but between four games in the past seven days, school and other, it's been a busy week for these kids and they played a solid game against a good team," stated BUHS coach Chris Sawyer.
Jack Gagnon (4 goals, 1 assist), Tanner Freeman (3 goals, 4 assists) and Robyn Avery (2 goals, 3 assists) led the Colonels in the scoring column. Zeb Lesure added a goal and an assist with Liam Perra and Brennen Zolnoski adding single strikes.
Goalies Kolton Ravenna and Ian Cebek combined to make eight saves for the 8-1 Colonels, who will host Northampton tonight at 7.
LELAND & GRAY 15, WOODSTOCK 0
TOWNSHEND >> Max Cramp pitched a one-hit shutout for the Rebels on Thursday. He fanned seven and walked three, with the lone hit off of him coming in the fifth frame.
"He was solid. He was keeping the ball low in the zone. And we made the plays behind him," said Leland & Gray coach Eric Durocher.
Josh Donna and Patrick McDonald each went 3-for-4 to lead the host offensively. Corey Nystrom and Bryce Karg each wound up with two hits.
The 6-2 Rebels will visit Twin Valley on Saturday at 11 a.m.