Boothbay Region High School’s girls tennis team won both singles matches versus Oceanside April 16, but it wasn’t enough to claim the first team victory of the season.
No. 1 singles player Hannah Roberts survived a tight contest versus Emma Carpenter 6-7, 6-3, 10-7 and No. 2 Isabel Harkins beat Alexa Barstow, 6-3, 6-1. But a limited roster provided for a small margin of error for Boothbay. The Lady Seahawks needed to win No. 1 doubles due to forfeiting third singles and second doubles. No. 1 doubles team Kylie Brown and Della Hahn, in their varsity debut, lost in straight sets to Alydra Hatch and Alyssa Griffin, 5-7, 3-6.
Boothbay coach Alex Arsenault reported Harkins started out rusty. “She quickly shook that off, and controlled play for most of the match,” he wrote. Roberts’ match was a long, tense contest. High school tennis matches are best of three sets, but due to darkness, Roberts and Carpenter played a third set tiebreaker. Roberts’ victory was her first as a Seahawk.
Boothbay is 0-1. Oceanside is 1-0. Boothbay’s next match is Friday, April 23 at 11 a.m. versus Medomak Valley in Boothbay Harbor.