Tennis teams nets wins over Winthop and Saugus

The Revere High girls tennis team won two of its four matches last week against Northeastern Conference rivals.

The Lady Patriots opened the week with a 5-0 shutout victory over Winthrop in which they did not lose a set. Elma Meskovic opened at No. 1 singles with a 6-0, 6-1 triumph. Victoria Mauro at No. 2 also was a winner in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0, as was Yvonne Rincon in a total shutout, 6-0, 6-0.

The first doubles duo of Jennifer Kingston and Donna Le easily dispatched their Winthrop rivals 6-1, 6-1. The shorthanded Winthrop team forfeited at second doubles.

Three days later on Thursday, the Revere girls posted a 4-1 win over Saugus. All three singles players triumphed over their Saugus counterparts. Meskovic won handily in straight sets, 6-1, 6-2; Mauro came from behind to win her match in three sets, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4; and Rincon swept past her Lady Sachem foe 6-1, 6-1.

Kingston and Le won in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2, and the second doubles tandem of Cristina DeFabio and Nancy Nguyen played well, but ended up on the short end of a 6-7 (6-8), 3-6 decision.

Sandwiched in between the two wins were losses to Peabody and Danvers. Rincon was the lone victor in those contests, taking the measure of her Danvers rival 6-0, 6-1. Yvonne overcame a slow start against her Peabody counterpart before succumbing by a 1-6, 4-6 score.

“The win over Saugus was a nice way to end our week,” said RHS head coach Carla Maniscalco. “Everybody played well and two of our matches were won in three sets.

“I’m pleased with the team’s performance thus far and the girls are working hard to get better,” added the coach.

The Lady Patriots face the toughest part of their schedule this week. Perennial NEC power Marblehead was on tap this past Monday with Swampscott today (Wednesday) and Salem tomorrow.

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