The MVRHS girls tennis team won their second-straight Division III south sectional championship on Friday afternoon at Old Rochester High School. With a 5-0 victory over Ursuline High School, the Vineyarders inched closer to another perfect season.

“This was undoubtedly our toughest match of the tournament,” said head coach Nina Bramhall. “The quality of our opponent was excellent on every court.”

Ursuline Academy entered the competition as the south sectional tournament’s second seed with a 17-2 record. But their stellar record proved no match against the Vineyarders.

Freshman Kelly Klaren returned from an ankle injury to win her singles match 6-1, 6-3, and Kat Roberts and Camilla Prata clinched the Vineyard victory with 6-1, 6-2 and 6-1, 6-2 victories respectively.

Although the match was technically already decided after the three singles wins there were two doubles matches still to play. Lizzie Williamson and Victoria Scott won 6-1, 6-2, and seniors Amadine Muniz and Eksiri Chanaporn secured a Vineyarder sweep. The senior MVRHS doubles duo won their third set tiebreaker 10-2 after splitting the first two sets.

Having won every doubles and singles competition over the three-game playoff span, the Vineyarders have dominated their district tournament opponents by a combined 15-0 score. The team improved their overall record to 19-0.

The Vineyarders play North sectional champion Lynnfield in the Division III state tournament semifinals on Monday afternoon at a time and place yet to be determined. Lynnfield seeks redemption after their 3-2 loss against MVRHS in last year’s state semifinal.

“[Lynnfield’s] an excellent team,” said Coach Bramhall. “Two defending champs playing against each other is going to be a battle.”