Girls Tennis: Gorham falls to Falmouth

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Whitney King volleys in her second-singles battle at Falmouth on Saturday.

FALMOUTH – No. 3 Gorham faced a tough challenge at No. 2 Falmouth in the tournament semis on Saturday morning, June 3, and ultimately succumbed 5-0. 

“Falmouth was our toughest competitor, the biggest challenge of the year,” said Gorham head coach Nicole Bergeron. “I’m not disappointed in our play at all. No one gave up and everyone put in their best effort.”

In first singles action, Yachtswoman Kate Kelley defeated Ram Jocelyn Bolt 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. At second singles, Mary Kelly, again of Falmouth, defeated Whitney King (Gorham) 7-6 (10-8), 6-4. And at third singles, Amanda Watson (Falmouth) defeated Jenna Cowan (Gorham) 6-1, 6-2. 

Over on the first doubles courts, Falmouth’s Mary Hyland and Mia Cooney topped Gorham’s Avery Arena and Delaney Burns 7-5, 6-2. Finally, at second doubles, Maddy Joyce and Grace Dimick (Falmouth) topped Saoirse Herlihy and Kathryn Christianson (Gorham) 6-2, 6-3.

Gorham retires till 2018 at 12-2, having finished the regular season at an impressive 11-1, rested through a bye in the tournament prelims and trounced No. 6 Portland (9-5) 5-0 in the quarters. 

Gorham and Falmouth didn’t face off in the regular season.

Adam Birt can be reached at abirt@keepmecurrent.com. Follow him on Twitter: @CurrentSportsME.

Whitney King volleys in her second-singles battle at Falmouth on Saturday.

Jocelyn Bolt returns a ball in first singles action at Falmouth on Saturday.

Jenna Cowan repped for Gorham at third singles on Saturday.

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