Things are going pretty well for the Falmouth High School girls’ tennis team right now. With a 4-1 road win at Marshfield on Wednesday, April 16, the Clippers have won four of their last five and find themselves in second place in the Atlantic Coast League.
Sweeping the singles matches, Falmouth picked up a dominant win. The lone loss they suffered, at first doubles, came in a tie-breaker.
Caroline Cobb, Sarah Monteiro and Corrinne McGillicuddy all won in singles play. Cobb beat Kerri Magoon, 6-1, 6-3. Monteiro bested Lily Austin, 6-0, 6-0. McGillicuddy beat Nicole Demitri, 6-1, 6-0.
Falmouth’s second doubles team, Maryssa Moskal and Jackie Grinnell, won a three-setter over Mikayla Edwards and Sophia McHugh, coming from behind for a 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 victory. At first doubles, FHS dropped a close one. Holly O’Sullivan and Emily Maness fell to Haleigh Kelleher and Anna Proctor in a third set tie-breaker. The MHS tandem won, 4-6, 6-2, 10-6.
Corrinne McGillicuddy found herself in a very tight match on a day not exactly well-suited for tennis. With the wind whipping around the Falmouth High School courts, McGillicuddy found a way to pick up a victory in a match that was anything but a breeze.
McGillicuddy bested Cape Cod Academy’s Caroline Young in a three-setter to propel FHS to a win over the visiting Lady Seahawks. The 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, win by the Clippers’ third singles player was the difference in a 3-2 Falmouth victory on Monday afternoon.
McGillicuddy and Young matched up in a battle of players with similar skill sets. Both were able to get shots back over the net and showed patience throughout. In the end,
McGillicuddy was a little bit better and she broke the tie to move Falmouth to 3-2 overall on the year, as the team bounced back from a loss last Friday afternoon against their rivals from Barnstable.
Falmouth’s singles players all won their matches. Caroline Cobb, at first singles, overpowered CCA’s Abby Souza. Cobb’s serve and volley game proved problematic for Souza and the FHS No. 1 made quick work of her foe, taking it by a 6-2, 6-1 score. Sarah Monteiro, at second singles, had a similar experience in her match against CCA’s Emma Doe.
\Monteiro’s strength helped her post a 6-2, 6-2 win.
CCA won both doubles matches. The first doubles match started out as a close one, but CCA’s Gillian Zellman and Nelle Thorton pulled away from Holly O’Sullivan and Emily Maness in the end, taking it 7-5, 6-0. At second doubles, the Seahawks’ tandem of Claire Carrois and Noelle Benoit defeated Marysa Moskal and Jackie Grinnell, 6-1, 6-3.
The Clippers have a week off before getting back on the court. They will travel to Dennis-Yarmouth next Friday, April 25.