Saturday, June 4, 2011
The tennis team defeated a solid Cambridge & Latin team 4-1.
Blue girls tennis advanced to the quarter final of the North Div. 2 tournament Friday by dispatching Cambridge Rindge & Latin 4-1 at the Middle School tennis courts. Now the sixth-seeded Blue face-off against third-seeded Burlington on Monday. The matches get underway at 3:30 p.m. but the location has yet to be announced. Burlington finished the season with a 15-3 record and defeated Danvers 5-0 to advance to the quarter finals. Coach Nina Rogers was both relieved and happy on Friday. “It’s nice to go on,” she said, shortly after the blue won the clinching match. The Blue, 12-4 on the season, won with finesse and power and by sweeping the doubles matches. No. 3 singles player Tatum Pederson prevailed with strength, athleticism and her …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The Big Blue boys wrapped up a 12-3 season with a 4-1 win at Bishop Fenwick Wednesday. The team now awaits their seed in post-season play.
The Big Blue Boys wrapped up a 12-3 season with a dominant 4-1 win at Bishop Fenwick Wednesday. Coach Andrew Turchon and his charges now await their seed in post-season play. Matt Jacobs and Val Temin led the way to Wednesday's win with Jacob's posting a 6-0/6-0 win over Kevin Ngo and Temin 6-1/6-1 over Fenwick's Trevor Naglieri. Vadeem Katsemba was unable to complete the singles sweep, though, as he dropped a long battle to Surge Mutti, 3-6/4-6. In doubles, Josh Lunder and Sam Crimmins outscored Brendan Burns and Zach Mutti, 6-1/6-0 and Matt Gilberg teamed with Ben Friedman over Alex Amero and Joe Dorazio 6-0/7-5. Swampscott's finished their Northeast Conference season with a 6-2 record.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Swampscott falls at home as the Header girls remain unbeaten in conference play with 4-1 win Monday afternoon.
Two very good tennis teams got together Monday afternoon at the Ralph Earle Tennis Courts in Swampscott, and at the end of the day, Marblehead went home with a 4-1 win. The Big Blue came into Monday’s matches at 11-2 overall, 7-1 in the conference, that one conference loss coming against Marblehead earlier this season. Marblehead improved to 9-0 in the Northeastern Conference and 12-1 overall, the only blemish, a non-conference loss at home to Andover last month. The Headers got out of the gate fast, Ashley Noyes ripped Kelsey O’Brien at first singles 6-0, 6-0. Noyes improves to 8-0 on the season, while O’Brien falls to 5-8. Megan Stanojev and Meghan Gabel made short work of Swampscott’s Alicia Coyle and Ashley Petras, shutting out the Big…
Monday, April 18, 2011
Swampscott High senior Josh Lunder helps raise money for worthy causes when he's not hitting golf balls and tennis balls for the Big Blue.
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Monday, April 18, 2011
Eighteen-year-old Swampscott High School senior Josh Lunder is in his second season as captain of the Big Blue tennis team, and he also played for the golf team last fall. Lunder is passionate about sports, but he’s also passionate about helping others. As a member of the TV Production Club at the high school, Lunder helped put on the annual fundraising auction on Swampscott’s public access cable channel in 2010 that raised over $10,000 for the TV programs at the high school. An A and B student at SHS, Lunder will be joining his classmates from the Business Entrepreneurship class running a smoothie stand after April vacation to raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation. “It’s a pretty cool activity,” Lunder said. “I really enjoy …
Monday, March 28, 2011
The Big Blue boys' tennis team hit the courts at the middle school Tuesday getting ready for the Manchester-Essex Jamboree this past weekend.
The Big Blue boys’ tennis team had a short time to get ready for their first matches. Swampscott traveled to the Manchester Athletic Club to take on area teams in the Manchester-Essex Tennis Jamboree on Saturday. Tennis coach Andrew Turchon begins his second year running the show for the Big Blue boys, and he welcomed nine players to practice this week. “The numbers are small right now, but we’re hoping to add a few players from the middle school if we can get a waiver for them to play,” Turchon said after practice Tuesday. “We’re excited, things are looking good, we’ve got some strong areas,” Turchon said. Senior captain Josh Lunder is returning, and we expect really big things from him this year.” Turchon is looking to improve on last …