Serving up a new season at ORR
It’s a tense start to the tennis season for girls and boys varsity teams at Old Rochester Regional High School. With two games under way and mixed results, the spring season could shake out either way.
The girls had a strong start, winning 3-2 against Dartmouth High School on April 5. They won both doubles matches and the win came down to the third singles match when Macy Ingham, a sophomore at Old Rochester, pulled out the win against Dartmouth’s Anna Camiso.
“It was awesome,” said Coach Kyle Noseworthy.
They went on to lose 2-3 to Fairhaven on Monday, April 11.
Noseworthy is just getting started. A senior at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, he is in his first year of coaching.
“I’m excited to start my coaching career and create a fun environment,” he said. He mentioned that the team captains, Emily Murphy, Erin Besancon and Mack Wilson, have been a huge help.
“We have a very deep team,” said Noseworthy. “We can kind of step up anyone we need to.”
The boys varsity had a rough start with a 1-4 loss against Dartmouth High School, but they bounced back at Fairhaven, winning 3-2.
Boys Tennis Coach Mike Beson is glad to have the “normalcy of a full schedule again” after two years of working around the pandemic.
“We’re back to a full slate and we’re really excited about it,” he said.
Beson says this year’s player to watch is senior Marc Pothier, the team captain. “He has two older siblings who also played on the team, so it runs in the family,” Beson added.
After Wednesday’s match against Wareham High School, the teams will face off against Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School next on Thursday, April 14, and Seekonk High School on Tuesday, April 19.