, Newburyport, MA

April 4, 2014

Governor's Academy drops preseason match to Phillips Exeter

Newburyport Daily News

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Phillips Exeter 10, Governor’s Academy 5

The Phillips Exeter Varsity A team beat the Governor’s Academy 10 sets to 5 in a preseason matchup earlier this week.

The Governors won at No. 2 singles and at No. 1 doubles, with freshman Lily Everett (Nassau, Bahamas) beating junior Dana Tung 6-0, 6-2. Everett and sophomore Amanda Mohan (Gloucester) teamed to defeat Exeter’s No. 1 team of Tung and Taylor Jean Jacques in a single pro set match, 8-1.

The Governors and Exeter split sets at No. 3 and at No. 5 singles. At No. 3, Governor’s sophomore Gwen Everett (Nassau, Bahamas) won the first set 6-3 and Exeter sophomore Michelle Bosche took the second set 6-1. At No. 5, Governor’s junior Katharine Gaillard (Exeter, N.H.) won the tie-breaker to take the first set 7-6 (3), and Exeter junior Helen Edwards rallied to take the second set 6-4.

In a matchup of sophomores at No. 1 singles, Exeter’s Jean Jacques bested Mohan, 6-4, 6-4. In a matchup of senior captains at No. 4 singles, Exeter’s Meagan Dashcund beat Ginny Durkin (Rye Beach, N.H.) of the Governors, 6-3, 6-4. At No. 6 singles, Exeter’s Melissa Yu defeated Naina Pai (North Andover), 6-2, 6-2.

Exeter won both No. 2 and No. 3 doubles matches by scores of 8-4.

The Governors begin their regular season on Saturday, traveling to the St. George’s School in Newport, R.I.

Triton 3, Ipswich 2

The Triton girls tennis team beat Ipswich by a score of 3-2, capturing two of the three singles matches while splitting the two doubles matches.

Kaley Towns won the first singles match 6-1, 6-2, followed by Alexa Bryant, who won a hard-fought match at second singles 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. Eliza Mullen and Grace Williams won at second doubles 6-2, 6-0 to clinch the victory for the Vikings.

Boys Tennis

Triton 3, Ipswich 2

The Triton boys tennis team improved to 2-0 on the season after beating Ipswich 3-2, with the Vikings sweeping the three singles matches while losing both doubles matches.

Travis Mihalchick won his match in the first singles 6-1, 4-6, 6-1, and then John DiDonato won his second singles match 7-5, 6-2. Andrew McGrath fell behind early in his third singles match, but then he stormed back and won 5-7, 6-1, 6-1.

Girls Lacrosse

Triton 14, Gloucester 9

The Triton girls lacrosse team won its first game of the season yesterday, beating Gloucester 14-9 in a solid, all-around team effort.

Megan Muldowney led the way with four goals and two assists, and Kaitlyn Muldowney and Nicole Sullivan each contributed four goals and one assist each. Lily Dow and Sarah Ganzenmuller both had a goal each, Jess Greeney had two assists, and Hannah Clark, Skyla Lewis and Erin Savage each tallied one assist.

“It was a great opening game, we played well as a team,” said Triton coach Stacey Beaulieu. “Gloucester fought, they were really scrappy. We let them get a little close, they were within three at one point, and then we pushed them back. I think this game could foreshadow how our team will perform physically and mentally going forward.”