After every point, regional high school seniors and tennis doubles partners Kat Roberts and Lizzie Williamson touch rackets and give each other a high-five.

Girls’ lacrosse, boys’ and girls’ tennis all breezed through their first match-ups in early playoff rounds. Later in the week the lacrosse team lost.

Boys and girls tennis and girls lacrosse head to post-season play this week. Girls tennis aims for a fourth state championship, but faces tough competition.

As the season reaches the midway point, several teams are asserting their dominance while others are recouping from hard-fought losses.

Ryan Sawyer was a tennis champion in high school and excelled in tennis at college. Now as coach, he has high hopes for the Vineyard boys' tennis team.


Merger talks are now under way between the nonprofit program that provides free tennis instruction for Island children and the YMCA.