After qualifying with a big regular-season win against Norwell, the #22-seeded Lady Dragons opened tournament play at #11-seeded Apponoquet. With their improved game and determination, the Lady Dragons shined on the courts, as they won the preliminary round match, 5-0.

After qualifying with a big regular-season win against Norwell, the #22-seeded Lady Dragons opened tournament play at #11-seeded Apponoquet. With their improved game and determination, the Lady Dragons shined on the courts, as they won the preliminary round match, 5-0. {sidebar id=4}

Geared up for its first tournament match, the team played great tennis, as Becca Winans played first singles against Libby Macguier and took the match quickly with scores of 6-2/6-3, while Emily Averna took on Sarah Pomfrey at #2 singles and also won her match with scores of 6-3/6-4. Michaela Dowd completed the singles sweep by beating Andrea Perina, 6-3/6-4.

Liza Thomas and Jackie Enniss played aggressively against persistent opponents, Helena Xenakis and Chelsea Souza, while Annie Gluskin and Jane Morgan also controlled their match against Shelley Maroney and Lauren Mello. Both Duxbury teams won their matches, 6-2/6-4.{sidebar id=1}

Early last week the team traveled a good distance to challenge #6-seeded Fairhaven (14-2) in first-round action and ended up with a 4-1 win.

Winans let her match slip away and lost to Maggie Rossi, 1-6/4-6, while Averna challenged Christina Pottel in the second singles spot and won, 6-4/6-1. Dowd played a great match against Allison Furtado, beating her Fairhaven opponent by dual scores of 6-2.

Enniss and Thomas took care of Gabby Ferrera and Kristen Rego with scores of 6-4/6-2, while Cory Tucker and Erin Nelson stepped into the second doubles position to win against Christine Coreira and Nelson Haug (6-1/6-3)

The victory set up the third meeting of the year between the Lady Dragons and Scituate the following day. Hoping to finally beat the Sailors, the girls put in a great effort, but fell short.  

Winans played Katie Pritchard in the first singles spot, but dropped the match 3-6/2-6, while Averna played a marathon three-set match against consistent opponent Kate O’Connor, ending in a disappointing loss of 1-6/6-2/1-6. Dowd’s loss (4-6/0-6) to Caroline Martin in the third singles completed the Scituate sweep.

Enniss and Thomas faired better against Brittney Cangemi and Shelagh Joyce in first doubles, winning their match 7-5/6-3, while Gluskin and Morgan dropped their match against Devon Horgan and Destinee Ringler 4-6/1-6.

 After an extended season, the girls walked off the courts proud of their accomplishments with many of the team’s members looking forward to next year.{sidebar id=6}