Capers sink Clippers, head to regional finals vs. York

Caper Emelie Jarquin returns a volley in her doubles match on Friday.

No. 2 Cape Elizabeth skunked No. 3 Yarmouth at home on Friday, June 3, winning all three of the teams’ singles matchups as well as both doubles contests.

In singles action, Liv Clifford trumped Morgan Hamre 6-3, 6-3; Katie Gilman defeated Danielle Laverdiere 6-0, 6-1; and Erin Whitcome walloped Mairen O’Neill 6-0, 6-0.

On the doubles side, Maddie Bowe and Sarah O’Connor sailed past Liz Clark and Abby Smith 6-2, 6-2, and Emelie Jarquin/Taylor Hansen beat Syndey Mogel-Campbell and Clementine Blaschke 6-1, 6-3.

“We’re very happy about this win,” said Cape head coach Sarah Boeckel. “We had a tough loss to Yarmouth in the quarterfinals last year, and lost to them earlier this season. We knew we could play better than we did. I think we feel a bit of relief with this win! I’m very proud of the girls; they work hard every day and all have the same goals. We’re looking forward to playing in the Western Maine finals on Thursday.”

The Capers travel to Bates on June 9 for their Regional title bout with York. The upstart Wildcats entered the tournament ranked eighth at 6-6.


Caper Emelie Jarquin returns a volley in her doubles match on Friday.

Cape’s Taylor Hansen volleys a ball in her doubles bout with visiting Yarmouth on Friday.

Caper doubles player Maddie Bowe slices a shot back at her Yarmouth opponents on Friday.

Sarah O’Connor teamed up with fellow Caper Maddie Bowe to blast a pair of visiting Yarmouth Clippers on Friday.

Cape first singles cae Liv Clifford swept her Yarmouth opponent in straight sets on Friday.

Caper Katie Gilman volleys vs. Yarmouth’s Danielle Laverdiere on Friday.

Erin Whitcomb of Cape returns a ball vs. her Yarmouth opponent.