Boys tennis team nets twin victories

Saturday, May 8, 2010
By Transcript Staff

The Winthrop High boys tennis team claimed victories in both of its matches this past week to climb over the .500 mark with a 5-4 record.

Coach Barbara Hoffmann’s squad recorded a big 3-2 win over Saugus last week. Alex Hamilton, playing at first singles, won 7-6, 6-1 in which the first set went to a long tie break of 10-8.

Brendan FitzPatrick, playing at second singles, won 7-5, 6-2. Brendan was down 1-5 in the first set, but then really turned it around and won six games in a row to win that set and then the match.

Jake Rand at No. 3 singles also prevailed in a tough match that went the full three sets, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1.

The Viking doubles teams dropped their matches. The first duo of Ryan McKinnon and Connor Brugman fell 6-4, 1-6, 3-6 and the second tandem of Patrick Brogan and Michael Reilly lost 1-6, 3-6, which marked the first varsity match for Reilly.

The Vikings had a bit of an easier time in a 4-1 win over Revere on Monday. Hamilton once again triumphed in straight sets after a tie break in the first set, 7-6 (7-4) and 6-2. FitzPatrick at No. 2 fell in three sets, 4-6, 6-3, 4-6, in a hard fought encounter, but Rand at No. 3 swept to a 6-2, 6-3 triumph over his Revere counterpart.

Tyler Norris and Patrick Brogan, playing at first doubles, had no trouble dispatching of their Patriot foes, 6-1, 6-1, while McKinnon and Brugman also won handily, 6-0, 6-3.

The netmen have a busy week on tap. They were set to host Beverly yesterday (Wednesday), travel to Lynn Classical Friday and to Salem Monday and then return home against Lynn English next Wednesday.

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