The boys tennis team ended its playoff run Monday, losing to Dover Sherborn in the division three state semifinals.

It was the third time this season the two teams met. The first outing went the Vineyarders way, with a 5-0 sweep. In the second match it was Dover Sherborn with the win, sweeping the Vineyard team 0-5.

On Monday the teams were more evenly matched. For the Vineyard, Jacob Riis at first singles and Kyle Levy and Volkert Kleeman at second doubles won their matches, but Dover Sherborn won at second and third singles and first doubles, to take the match 3-2 and move on to the final round of the state championship.

“We thought we had it clinched with the first doubles match,” said first year head coach Nicole Macy.

That match went to three sets, with Teagan Myers and Caleb Dubin coming back to win the second set after losing the first set. But in the tiebreaker set, Dover Sherborn prevailed.

“It was all heart out there, but it just wasn’t our day,” Coach Macy said.

The boys tennis team finished the regular season 14-2, and swept the first two rounds of the playoffs. The team graduates four seniors: Jacob Riis, Clyde Smith, Teagan Myers and Jack Marshard.

“It was quite the first year,” Coach Macy said, about her stepping into the role. “There was a lot of pressure because I knew the amount of talent we had. It was wonderful group of players with great personalities and humor. We became a family by the end and I will miss the seniors a lot.”