BUHS boys tennis team tops Woodstock

Reformer Staff

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Union High School varsity boys tennis team swept the singles matches on Monday and defeated Woodstock 6-1.

"We were missing co-captain Alex Shuey because of a muscle strain in a forearm and senior Tom Szpila. We had to shake up the roster. We got the win, but it was much closer than our previous meeting in Woodstock last week," commented BUHS coach Charlie La Rosa.

In the singles matches, Martin Sipowicz denied Oliver Wilson 7-5, 6-0 in the top spot; Jonah Petrie downed Sam Powers 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2; Mason Powers topped Ethan Earle 7-5, 7-5 in the third slot; Josh Nordheim edged Carl Gebhardt 6-4, 7-5 at No. 4; and Cole Merkle beat Danny Drebber 6-3, 6-1 in the fifth position.

"Cole Merkle moved up to singles and served well to beat Drebber, who is tough because he hits good ground strokes and is able to chase down a lot of baseline shots," added coach La Rosa.

Brattleboro's Mason Foard and Kyle Murray contributed with a 7-5, 0-6, 10-4 victory over the Woodstock duo of Justin Kopf-Noah Anderson at second doubles.

The Colonels improved to 5-4 with the win.

Girls Tennis

BENNINGTON — Mount Anthony's run of three consecutive perfect regular seasons came to an end with a 4-3 loss to Brattleboro.

"My team has come so far in the season and I'm thrilled to see where they can go, as the only limit for them is their imagination," said first-year Colonels coach Seth Marcil.

The purple and white swept the doubles matches, with the Paige Starkweather-Makayla Smith duo prevailing 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 at first dubs and the team of Holden Hiler-Amelia Harrison winning 6-2, 2-6, 10-5 at No. 2.

Alissa Walkowiak added a 6-7 (4-7), 6-2, 10-8 victory at second singles. Rachel Reynolds gutted out a 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 15-13 decision at fifth singles.

The Colonels were coming off of their first win, which was a 6-1 victory over Mount Saint Joseph. Annie Takacs, Bella Takacs, Smith, and Starkweather all took a singles match for the victors. Amelia Harrison and Jillian Mahon triumphed at first doubles, while BUHS won by forfeit at second dubs.


HINSDALE, N.H. — Hinsdale won its fourth consecutive game, beating Nute 10-6 on Monday afternoon.

Lauren Southwick and Angelina Nardolillo each went 3-for-4 to lead the winners offensively. Gabby LeClair finished with two hits, while Sydney Martelle, Mariah Nichols, Southwick, and Nardolillo all drove in a pair of runs. Shelby Martelle went 1-for-1 with one run batted in.

Nichols was the team's defensive standout, as she stabbed a line drive and also made a backhanded play deep in the hole.


POULTNEY — Hayden Reed drove in four runs during Twin Valley's 9-8 loss to Poultney.

Izaak and Logan Park drew first-inning walks to set the table for Reed's three-run blast. After Logan Park bunted his way on and swiped second base in the third frame, Reed belted a double for his fourth RBI.

Joey Rafus, Eric Bolognani, and Tyson Longe all finished with two hits for the Wildcats. Longe ended up with three runs batted in.



Leland & Gray softball at Poultney, 3:30 p.m.

Leland & Gray baseball at Poultney, 3:30 p.m.

Hinsdale baseball hosts Derryfield, 4 p.m.

Hinsdale softball hosts Derryfield, 4 p.m.

Twin Valley baseball hosts Black River, 4:30 p.m.

Twin Valley softball hosts Black River, 4:30 p.m.

Brattleboro girls tennis hosts Burr and Burton, 4:30 p.m.

Brattleboro softball hosts Windsor, 5 p.m.

Brattleboro baseball at Keene, 7 p.m.

Brattleboro boys lacrosse hosts Burr and Burton, 7 p.m.


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