While the Falmouth High School boys’ tennis team may not be heading to the state tournament this spring, no one can say they players haven’t worked hard or improved. The Clippers won their second match in a row on Wednesday, May 22, and in doing so wrapped up their Atlantic Coast League slate with a .500 record for the season. With a 3-2 victory, their second in a row, over visiting Dennis-Yarmouth. FHS ended its league slate at 4-4. Overall the team is 4-10.
Junior Alex LaRuffa scored a straight-sets win against Julian Savini, a sophomore, at second singles for FHS. LaRuffa moved his opponent around the court and was able to win by a 6-3, 6-1, score.
FHS got a forfeit at third singles. At first singles Max Carter’s rally in the second set fell short against Tucker Richard. In a match between two big hitters, Richard won the first set 6-2 and then held off Carter in the second to win that one, 7-5.
Falmouth’s No. 1 doubles team of Gavin Engstrom and Ryan Walsh was too precise for Brian Asitimbay and Tom Canning. Engstrom and Walsh kept the ball in play and feasted on unforced errors as they won 6-2, 7-5.
Andrew Walsh and Max Gorel fell short in a close one in second doubles, 4-6, 4-6, to Will Morton and Noah Pelletier.
The day before Falmouth blanked Marshfield by a 5-0 score.
Carter won at the top of the order, 6-0, 6-3. LaRuffa bested his opponent, 6-1, 6-0, and third singles was a forfeit victory.
In doubles, Engstrom and Will Gerlach won 6-1, 6-1. At second doubles the pairing of Walsh and Walsh won 6-4, 6-4.