Wayland’s Will Sharton won the North tennis singles tournament title Wednesday at Wayland, defeating Chris Toner of St. John’s Prep, 6-3, 6-1, and exacting a measure of revenge from last season’s first-round tournament match defeat to Toner.
Toner took the first two games in the first set of the match, but things quickly turned in Sharton’s favor.
“I wasn’t playing my best at first, and Chris came out and played really well. I was just trying to get into the match and eventually I was able to start getting some points,” said Sharton.
After dictating the pace and making his opponent run all over his side of the court, Toner’s “level dropped a bit,” according to Sharton.
“At first I thought I came out a little flat, maybe a little nervous. Chris was playing me really well and pushing me around and there wasn’t much I could do. Then I worked my way in and his level dropped a bit and he started not hitting the ball as big,” Sharton said.
Despite the early 2-0 lead, Toner won just one more game in the first set. Sharton rallied off two straight games to pull even at 2-2, and would run away with the set from there.
“Last year I played Chris and was up quite a bit and ended up losing. I know he can always come back from anything, so I started to relax a little bit [after the first set], but it’s never over until it’s over with Chris,” Sharton said.
In the second set, Sharton took five straight games before winning, 6-1.
Hamilton-Wenham 3, Pentucket 2— Junior Ty Ban Maareenf rallied from a set down to win his third singles match, 4-6, 6-0, 6-3, for the Generals.
Wellesley 3, Newton North 2 — Senior captain Sam Canning won in second singles, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4, to clinch the match for the Raiders (12-5).
Braintree 4, Norwood 1 — Senior captain Nuha Muntasser won her singles match in straight sets for the Wamps.
Reading 3, Belmont 2 — The first doubles team of senior Alex Hopkinson and sophomore Meghan Ziegler won in two close sets to clinch the victory for Reading (12-4).
Wellesley 5, Newton North 0— Wellesley senior Tori D'Ortenzio won, 6-2, 6-0, in second singles.
North Attleboro 4, Bishop Feehan 1— Red Rocketeers sophomore Katie McNulty ended Kelly O'Neill’s unbeaten season in the third singles, 6-4, 6-2.
Arlington Catholic 5, Lowell Catholic 1 — Senior lefty Tim Conroy struck out 12 for the Cougars.
East Bridgewater 6, Cohasset 2 — Junior Cam Troupe held the Skippers hitless after the first inning and struck out five for the Vikings (14-4).
Brookline 8, Milton 0 — The Warriors (11-11) completed a run in which they won 10 of their last 14 to qualify for the state tournament behind a one-hitter from senior Nate Spielvogel, who struck out eight.
Everett 6, Bishop Fenwick 2 — Junior pitcher Michael Rossi struck out eight in nine innings for the Crimson Tide (14-5).
Natick 9, Weymouth 2 — Senior captain Jack Turner finished 3 of 4 with a stolen base and two runs to power the Redmen (7-11).
Boston Latin 7, Acton-Boxboro 4 — Junior Patrick Fahy picked up his first varsity win for the Wolfpack (11-8).
West Roxbury 15, Madison Park 1— Freshman shortstop Cesar Garcia went 4 of 4 with four runs scored and two RBIs to lead the Raiders (12-5).
Seekonk 2, Avon 1 — The Warriors, led by senior Lindsey LeClerc’s 10 strikeouts, won on an RBI single from junior left fielder Kayley Millard.
Boston Latin 5, Acton-Boxboro 1 — Senior shortstop Mary Demoura was 3 for 4 with three runs and junior third baseman Paige Mulry had two doubles and four RBIs for the Wolfpack (16-4).
Winthrop 8, Saugus 2 — The Vikings (13-6) received two runs and three RBIs from junior catcher Jen Adamson.
Framingham 11, Wellesley 0 — Junior Jess Proia allowed two hits and fanned seven to power the Flyers (18-2).
Malden Catholic 8, Central Catholic 7 — Senior captains Matt Johnson, Blake Ferry, and Nate Mooney led the Lancers (6-12) in an overtime thriller.
Revere 8, Matignon 6 — The Patriots (9-8) qualified for the state tournament in the program’s first year.
Scituate 12, Milton 10 — The Sailors (10-9) clinched a state tournament berth behind senior attack Tucker Ciessau’s five goals and two assists.
Quincy 9, North Quincy 8 — Sophomore midfielder Steve Ross netted three goals and sophomore Andy Johnson made 16 saves for the Presidents (6-13).
Masconomet 17, Danvers 3 — Senior attacker Amy Arnolds and junior midfielder Kathleen Gillespie combined for eight goals for the Chieftains (15-5).
Hopkinton 14, King Philip 5 — Senior midfielder Tess Chandler carried the Hillers (13-4-1) with seven goals.
Needham 12, Duxbury 5 — Junior goalie Annee O'Connor recorded 11 saves for the fourth-ranked Rockets (18-2).
Morgan Andrews of Milford (N.H.) High School was named the Gatorade 2012-13 National Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year Wednesday. The Notre Dame-bound Andrews scored 31 goals last fall and led the Spartans to a 16-3-1 record. She's a three-time National Soccer Coaches Association All-American. For more on Andrews, go to Boston.com.
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