The Bourne girls’ tennis team snapped its losing skid with a home win against non-conference opponent Mashpee on Wednesday, May 22.
No. 3 singles player Rachel Freedman won her match against the Falcons’ Ivee Sanchez in straight sets, 6-4 and 6-2. Then, in doubles play, the top tandem of Nora Barmarshi and Emma Correira dropped just one game en route to a 6-0, 6-1 win against Mashpee’s Maile Biehl and Dolfina Allan.
The Canalmen’s third win came in second doubles, with the duo of Julia Turner and Emma Clark needed only two sets to turn aside Emily Geizsler and Jaime Hughen, 6-2 and 6-1.
Top singles player Kami McAnaugh, who was playing through an injury, battled against Mashpee’s top player, Caroline Henley. McAnaugh forced two tie-breaks, in the first set that she won, 7-6 (8-6), and in the third set that she lost, 6-7 (8-10).
Wareham 4, Bourne 1
The Canalmen picked up their first match win in three meetings, but fell overall to host Wareham on Tuesday, May 21.
Turner and Grace Gobeil defeated the Vikings’ tandem of McKenzie Bradley and Allison Sciaraffa in three sets, taking the last two by a score of 6-4, 6-2 to get Bourne out of the losing slump.
The other doubles pairing of Barmarshi and Correira played well in the losing effort, forcing Emily Glidden and Olivia Powers to a 7-4 tie-break in a 7-6 first-set loss.
Wareham has just one loss on the season.
Sturgis West 5, Bourne 0
For the second time in as many matches, the Canalmen failed to pick up a match win. Hosting Sturgis West at the Sagamore Beach Colony Club courts on Monday, May 20 in a non-conference match, Bourne was swept at the hands of the Navigators.
The best Bourne performance came in the second doubles match, featuring Turner and Gobeil, who forced a decisive third set in the eventual loss. The Canalmen duo dropped the first set, 6-1, before bouncing back for a 6-2 win. They dropped the third set in a hard-fought bout, 6-4.
Bourne native Nicole Waldron, playing as Sturgis West’s No. 1 singles player, defeated McAnaugh in straight sets, 6-3 and 6-0.
Apponequet 5, Bourne 0
Playing without three typical starters, the Canalmen fell on the road to a strong Apponequet team on Friday, May 17.
The top doubles pairing of Correira and Turner won the only set of the afternoon, forcing the Lakers’ pairing of Felicia McCarey and Caroline Lambert to three sets. After dropping the first set, 6-2, Correira and Turner bounced back to take the second set, 6-3. The final set featured a tie-break which ultimately went to Apponequet, 7-6 (10-8).
Bourne (6-11, 4-9 SCC) will host an opponent from the South Coast Conference Large division in the annual SCC Crossover match today Friday, May 24 at 3:45 PM at the Sagamore Beach Colony Club courts.