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Roundup: Wayland stops St. John’s Prep tennis

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.

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“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).

Girls’ tennis

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.

Baseball

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).

Softball

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).

Boys’ lacrosse

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).

Girls’ lacrosse

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).

Soccer

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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