The Pentucket and Triton boys tennis teams have each jumped out to a hot start early in the spring season, and neither squad showed any signs of cooling down during their respective matches yesterday.
In a fairly decisive matchup, Pentucket swept Amesbury 5-0 in their meeting yesterday, while Triton beat Hamilton-Wenham 4-1 for the second time this season. With the wins, Pentucket (3-1, 2-0 CAL) and Triton (5-0, 1-0 CAL) now stand atop the Cape Ann League Kinney Division’s standings, raising the stakes for when the two teams face off next Wednesday.
Pentucket was once again led by freshman star Connor Aulson, who controlled his match from start to finish to win 6-0, 6-1 in the first singles spot. Jack Donahue did the same at second singles to win 6-0, 6-1, and at third singles, Lucas Chory won his match 6-0, 6-3 to give the Sachems a clean singles sweep.
It was more of the same at doubles, where the team of Adam Chory and Logan Sherwood won their first doubles match 6-1, 6-1, and then Davis Jackson and Andrew Dickinson followed that up by winning their second doubles match by the same score.
For Triton, the star of the show was first singles player Travis Mihalchick, who continued his impressive junior campaign with a 6-2, 6-0 win. In addition, senior John DiDonato won at second singles 6-1, 6-1, junior Andrew McGrath won at third singles 6-3, 6-3, and the team of Sam Ross and Eric Ninthala won their doubles match 6-2, 6-3.
Pentucket and Triton each have another week before facing off against one another, and in the meantime the Sachems will have to hit the road to face Ipswich on Monday while the Vikings take to Amesbury tomorrow.