Bourne boys’ tennis senior Wyatt Ream played in his first no. 1 singles match of the season and performed well, but the Canalmen fell, 5-0, at home against Apponequet in the South Coast Conference crossover game last Thursday, May 23, at the Sagamore Beach Colony Club courts.
Ream pushed the Lakers’ top singles player, Tim Johnson, in a two-set loss, losing 7-5 and 6-1. Dan Strode, making his first no. 2 singles appearance, fell in straight sets to Jake Cumlin, 6-1 and 6-0.
David Nitschke, also making his first appearance in singles play, lost the third singles match, 6-0 and 6-1, to Apponequet’s Johnny Moynihan.
Kyle Robbins and Jared Baptist lost in straight sets at first doubles, 6-2 and 6-0, to Mike Coady and Colin Belmore. Kieran Berestecky and Ian Gray also lost in straight sets in second doubles, 6-0 and 6-2.
Bourne (9-9, 7-5 SCC) will await its team seeding in the Division 3 South Sectional tournament.
Girls’ Tennis Drops SCC Crossover Match
The Bourne girls’ doubles tandem of Nora Barmarshi and Emma Correira won in straight sets, but the Canalmen fell to host Dighton-Rehoboth in the South Coast Conference crossover match on Wednesday, May 29,4-1.
Barmarshi and Correira made quick work of the Falcons’ Taylor Remy and Emma Conti, 6-1 and 6-1, but that would be the only match the Canalmen would win against D-R.
Kami McAnaugh forced a tie-break in the second set of her 6-0, 7-6(7-4) loss to D-R’s top singles player, Emma Wheeler. Olivia Fitzpatrick took the second set against Emily Gagnon, 6-2, but dropped the first and third sets, 6-1 and 6-4, respectively.
Rachel Freedman hung tough in her no. 3 singles match against Megan Reilly, but ultimately lost in straight sets, 6-3 and 7-5. Mia Madge and Avery Hathaway, making their second doubles debut, lost in straight sets to the Falcons’ Skylar Botelho and Taylor Jones, 6-0 and 6-0.
Bourne (6-12, 4-9 SCC) completed its regular season and did not qualify for the tournament.