MORSE’S MATTHEW JARMUSZ watches his shot during the MPA Schoolboys Tennis Championships at Colby College in Waterville on Saturday.

MORSE’S MATTHEW JARMUSZ watches his shot during the MPA Schoolboys Tennis Championships at Colby College in Waterville on Saturday.


The next stage of the Maine Principals’ Association’s Schoolboys and Schoolgirls Tennis Championships began on Friday, with several area players in action.

Due to inclement weather, Friday’s first and second rounds took place at the Racket & Fitness Center in Portland.

In girls competition, unseeded Arielle Leeman of Morse captured a 6-2, 6-3 win over Bangor’s Clara Bradley in the first round.

Leeman next faced 10thseeded Kate Kelley of Falmouth. Leeman won a tough first set, 7-5, and held serve for a 6-3 victory in the second to pull the upset and advance to Saturday’s session at Colby College in Waterville.

Leeman’s run ended in the Round of 16, where she fell to seventh-seeded Liv Clifford of Cape Elizabeth, 6-1, 6- 3.

Also in first-round action on Friday, Brunswick’s Cassie Ridge and Anna Parker advanced. Ridge earned a 7-5, 6-3 win over Miriah Chapman of Piscataquis, with Parker eliminating Sarah Spahr of Winthrop, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.

In the second round, Ridge dropped a 6-2, 6-2 decision to eighth-seeded Gabrielle Marquis of Caribou, while Parker lost to No. 4 Izzy Evans of Greely, 6-1, 6- 1.

Brunswick’s top singles player Kira Wolpow, the No. 6 seed, started her play in the second round with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Natalie Tilton of Mattanawcook Academy.

Wolpow kept her momentum going, taking a hard-fought 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 win over Falmouth’s Meredith Kelly in the Round of 16.

However, Wolpow faced three-time MPA singles finalist Bethany Hammond of St. Dom’s in the quarterfinals. After dropping the first set, 6-3, Wolpow won the opening game of the second set. But, Hammond rebounded to finish off the match with a 6-2 second set.

Top-seeded Lana Mavor of Yarmouth punched her ticket to the semifinals with a 6- 0, 6-2 win over No. 9 Lexi Epstein of Waynflete in the quarterfinals. No. 2 Rosemary Campanella of Kennebunk/ Wells won her quarterfinal match, 6-3, 6-2, over Clifford, with Grace Campanella of Kennebunk/ Wells, the No. 5 seed, knocking off Evans, 6-0, 6-2.


In Friday’s opening round, Brunswick’s Lincoln Sullivan picked up a 6-2, 6-3 win over Mt. Blue’s Chris Marshall, while Sullivan’s teammate Dasol Kim was knocked off by Cape Elizabeth’s Ted Hall, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Sullivan next met No. 2 Dariy Vykhodtsev of Thornton Academy. A 6-0, 6-0 defeat ended Sullivan’s hopes in the second round.

Mt. Ararat’s Nick Mathieu, the top seed and defending Schoolboys champion, rolled to a win in the second round, then picked up a pair of wins on Saturday — 6-0, 6- 0 over Parker Deprey of Caribou, and 6-1, 6-1 over Lewiston’s Cole Ouellette, the No. 8 seed.

Mt. Ararat’s Peter Mao was unable to play, with Zach Flannery of Hampden Academy getting the walkover win over the No. 6 seed.

Morse brothers Thomas and Matthew Jarmusz had a busy couple of days.

Thomas, the No. 5 seed, rolled to a 6-2, 6-0 win over George Stevens Academy’s Ben Politte in round two before dispatching Paul Branch of John Bapst in a three-set thriller, 6-1, 4-6, 7-6 (4).

Matthew opened in the second round with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Quinn Clarke of Portland, then picked up a 6- 1, 6-4 victory over Conor Doane in the Round of 16.

Next came the quarterfinals. First Thomas Jarmusz was upset by unseeded Brandon Ameglio of Waynflete, 6- 3, 7-5. Ameglio also knocked off No. 4 Alex Klemperer of Falmouth in the Round of 16 (7-5, 6-4).

Matthew Jarmusz, the No. 7 seed, met up with Vykhodtsev, falling 6-2, 6-2.

Third-seeded Nick Forester of Falmouth also advanced to Monday’s semifinals, knocking off unseeded Declan Archer of Kennebunk, 6-3, 6-0.

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