Hendricken tennis team rolls on


Back on April 3, the Bishop Hendricken tennis team lost its season opener to South Kingstown.

The Hawks haven’t lost since.

Hendricken improved to 7-1 with a pair of victories last week. The Hawks swept both Mount St. Charles and Wheeler to maintain their stranglehold on second place in Division I-South. The Hawks are just ahead of 7-2 Barrington, which they beat 4-3 on April 10.

In Thursday’s match against Mount St. Charles, the Hawks were playing without top singles player Nick Walsh but still had no trouble getting past the Mounties. Evan Chomka beat Evan McEldowney 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, Zach Prinscott topped Ryan Morin 6-4, 6-3 at No. 2, Jack Hoy beat Matthew Ceh Castillo in straight sets at No. 3 and Carlos Arciniegas, who moved up from the doubles ladder, beat Anthony Paglia 6-1, 6-0 for his first career singles win.

In doubles, Jeremy DiMeo and Matt Plouffe outlasted Jack Ricci and Travis Connolly for a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 victory. Christian Boyer and Kelan Sullivan teamed up for a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. 2 and Marcus Caron and Casey Hodor won 6-1, 6-4 at No. 3.

The next day, the Hawks kept rolling with a seep of Wheeler. Walsh beat Jeff Gagnon 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles, with Chomka winning 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2. Prinscott won 6-0, 6-2 over Adam Marcuvtiz and Hoy beat Lucas Radoccia 6-0, 6-2. DiMeo and Plouffe teamed up for another three-set win at No. 1 doubles, while Boyer and Sullivan also won in three sets at No. 2 doubles. Arciniegas and Caron won 6-3, 6-0 at No. 3 doubles.

The Hawks were scheduled to be back in action Tuesday, but their match against Cumberland was postponed due to rain. Their next match is scheduled for today at 3:30 p.m. at La Salle.


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