Five shutout wins from boys and girls tennis teams

Marblehead’s boys tennis team (12-2) moved to a perfect 9-0 in the Northeastern Conference after scaring away some Witches on Tuesday. In the 5-0 win, talk about depth, the Magicians rested six of their top seven players.

Etan Farfel, Anthony Vizy, and co-captain Jack Wykes impressed in singles, while the duos of Austin Bacon-Leo Winocour and Quinn Fletcher-Ben Zaltsman got the job done in doubles.

The Magicians are also ranked eighth in the Division 2 MIAA power rankings.


Marblehead 5

St. Mary’s 0

The Magicians were victorious against the Spartans Monday afternoon.

Marblehead’s sophomore Jayden Janock stepped up to first singles and won his match 6-1, 6-4. Fellow sophomore Luke Miller also prevailed in a tough game, winning 6-4, 3-6, 11-9.

“I was really proud of our singles players who had to play their best to win over St. Mary’s solid singles players,” said Magicians Coach Elisabeth Foukal.

Marblehead 5
Malden Catholic 0

With rain interfering throughout, it was no problem for Marblehead’s boys tennis team (10-2) against Malden Catholic. Austin Bacon had his varsity debut in singles, winning 6-1, 6-1.

Jost Eggebrecht and Etan Farfel impressed in back-to-back singles matches, while the duos of Jayden Janock-Anthony Vizy and Luke Miller-Matthew Sherf cruised in doubles.

Marblehead moved to 8-0 in the Northeastern Conference.


Marblehead 5

Peabody 0

With the win against Peabody, the Magicians moved to 10-1 in conference play. Pauline Geissler won her singles match 6-0, 6-1, while Andrea Potvin prevailed in second singles 6-4, 6-4.

Magicians’ Coach Tracy Ackerman praised Peabody’s program.

“Though we won 5-0, the Peabody players show positive signs of growing into a strong program,” Ackerman said. “Their number of participants have increased since last year. It is impressive to see the growth of the players from one year to the next.”

Marblehead 5
Saugus 0

Marblehead’s girls tennis team (9-1 in NEC) continued its stellar season with a 5-0 triumph against Saugus on Thursday, May 11.

As eight-game sets were played to combat rain, Pauline Geissler, Andrea Potvin, and Charly Cooper all won in singles without conceding a point. In doubles, Courtney Yoder and Lucia Levin, as well as Sami Dosch and Reese Friedman got the job done to complete the sweep.


St. Paul 3
St. John’s Prep 1

Prep’s Cam LaGrassa, Will Shaheen, Johnny Tighe, and Jordan Henriquez all recorded hits, but unfortunately for the Eagles, that would be all.

St. Paul capitalized on its five hits to score three runs in Tuesday’s defensive thriller. Jack Sarnon (5 strikeouts) and Anthony Romana (4) pitched well for the Eagles.

St. John’s Prep 2

Catholic Memorial 1

Henry Hebert earned the win in relief for the Eagles, who are now 7-5 this season after defeating Catholic Memorial 2-1 on Monday.  James Willett recorded an RBI and Johnny Tighe had a sacrifice fly for the go-ahead run in the fifth inning.

Marblehead 6

Swampscott 4

Swampscott took advantage of free base runners and timely hitting to get out to an early 4-2 lead. The Magicians responded with four runs in the fourth inning to recapture the lead and hold on this past Monday.

The Magicians relied on Chris Cannuscio to close the game, earning himself his third save in as many games. Marblehead is 9-6 overall and 6-5 in conference play.

BC High 4

St. John’s Prep 3

St. John’s Prep (7-6) played well against rival BC High on Wednesday, May 10, but fell 4-3 in a heartbreaker. Sophomore James Willett recorded two doubles and an RBI, while Cam LaGrassa went 2-for-3 with a walk.


St John’s Prep 12
Bishop Guertin 11

The St. John’s Prep Eagles (14-2) picked up an out-of-state road win at Bishop Guertin (8-3) on Tuesday. Matt Morrow led the Eagles with a hat-trick, while Nick Schibli, Greyson Ambrosh, and Jack Weissenburger all played well defensively.

Jimmy Ayers and Will Sawyer each scored a pair, while Jake Vana and Luke Kelly each recorded one goal and one assist. Chris Esposito won 12 of 24 faceoffs and Gavin Kornitsky made six saves for the Eagles.

St John’s Prep 8
Catholic Memorial 1

The St. John’s Prep Eagles (13-2) were victorious on Tuesday, May 9, defeating Catholic Memorial in a game full of defensive pressure.

Matt Morrow and Lucas Verrier each scored twice, Gavin Kornitsky made 13 saves, and Chris Esposito won 12 faceoffs to lead The Prep.


Peabody 16
Marblehead 9

Peabody’s girls lacrosse team flew past Marblehead (4-11) as Caitlin Snow (12 saves), Brooke Lomasney (8 goals), and Siobhan Smith (5 ground balls) led the way.

Ramona Gillett (4 goals) and Ramona Gillett (3) impressed offensively for Marblehead, while Kate Santesanio stood strong between the pipes with 10 saves.


Beverly 86

Marblehead 50

Marblehead did its best, but fell to Beverly. First place Magicians were Alex Hersey (triple jump, 110 meter hurdles), Graham Firestone (javelin), Errol Apostolopoulos (400 meters), Harrison Curtis (100 meters), and Isaac Gross (1 mile).


Marblehead 91

Beverly 44

First place (Marblehead): Keira Sweetnam (high jump, triple jump), Claire Davis (long jump), Rachael Albert (shot put, discus), Sierra Leinberry (javelin), Devin Whalen (400 meters), Cate Trautman (200 meters), Gabrielle Hendy (400 meters), Katherine Twomey (800 meters), Marrietta O’Connell (2 mile).