- Written by Administrator
- Published: 01 May 2013
The Duxbury boys’ tennis team got its biggest win of the season on Thursday with a 3-2 win over Cape Cod Academy, advancing Duxbury’s record to 7-1 as the mid-season nears.
Freshman Eric Seewald, who is getting back in shape after suffering an early-season injury, went up against one of the area’s best players in Patrick Wyeth and dropped a 6-1/6-1 decision to CCA’s No. 1 singles player.
Despite the loss, the Dragons came back to sweep the remaining two singles matches when junior Mike Melampy shut out Jon Benoit in the first set, 6-0, then hung on to win the second set, 7-5. Fred Clifford seemed to have an easier time than both his teammates, as he defeated Jack Simon, 6-2/6-2.
The Will brothers (Kingsbury and Triebel) had their hands full with Anthony Diana and Cooper Tomchick at No. 1 doubles, as they lost a tough 7-6 tie-breaker in the first set and faltered in the second set, going down 6-3.
Duxbury’s No. 2 doubles tandem of Dan McHugh and Kevin Coakley were instru- mental in the Dragons’ win, as they breezed to a 6-1/6-0 victory over Miles Goldenberg and Zach Roman.
The win ended Duxbury’s consecutive shutout streak of five 5-0 wins. But Coach John Bunar will swap that for a win over CCA any day.
Earlier in the week Duxbury shut out Scituate with Melampy playing at No. 1 singles and winning, 6-3/6-1. Seewald breezed at No. 2 singles, 6-0/6-0, and Clifford captured No. 3 at 6-1/6-3.
Triebel and Kingsbury struggled to win a first-set tie breaker, 7-6 (8-6), but took the wind out of the Sailors’ sails with a 6-1 second-set victory at No. 2 doubles, while Coak- ley and McHugh won their match 6-0/6-4.
In the shutout win over Quincy last Wednesday, Duxbury allowed the Presidents to win just three games in the 10- set match.
The Dragons entertained Hingham on Monday afternoon in their first major Patriot League showdown, while getting ready for more league competition with Hanover this afternoon at home and Whitman-Hanson on Friday on the road.