Marblehead girls tennis perfect after seven NEC matches

On April 14, the Newburyport Clippers blanked the Marblehead High School girls tennis team (7-0 in the NEC, 7-2 overall as of May 9), 5-0. Newburyport was able to win three matches that went to three sets to help put them over the top.

First singles phenom Caroline Scholson bested Allesandra Staffialini, 6-0, 6-0. Sophomore Maddie Conlon lost to Ana Lynch in second singles, 6-1, 2-6, 2-6. Junior captain Charly Cooper fell to Kat O’Connor in third singles, 4-6, 1-6.

The first doubles team of Courtney Yoder and Ella Kramer lost a barnburner in three sets, 6-4, 1-6, 4-6, and second doubles was an equally exciting match, but in the end the Magicians tandem came up short, 5 -7, 6-3, 5-7.

“The final score did not reflect the closeness of the entire match, and also the quality of the individual matches,” said coach Tracy Ackerman. “Our doubles teams have shown great improvement, and while several of the players do not have any varsity experience, I expect them to get even better as the season goes on. It should be fun to watch. “

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