Longmeadow Boys Tennis Tops Pittsfield in Western Mass Tourney
LONGMEADOW, Mass. -- The top-seeded Longmeadow boys tennis team Monday defeated Pittsfield, 5-0, in the quarter-finals of the Western Massachusetts Division 1 tournament.
"It's been a great season for the Generals,only dropping one singles match in our undefeated Berkshire County season," Pittsfield coach Daniel Sullivan said.
On Monday, Max Beckwith battled early in both sets at first singles before falling, 6-2, 6-0. No. 2 Adam Quinto and No. 3 Brian Lavinio also lost in straight sets.
Longmeadow swept the doubles points, knocking off the tandems of Noah Beckwith/Cole Masiero and Liam Fitzgibbons/Tom Rindfuss.
The Generals (12-4) had plenty of success this season as individuals and as a team. Quinto dropped just three matches; one was a 10-8 loss in a tie-break against Northampton.
Lavinio and Beckwith each went undefeated in county matches. And Beckwith lost only to the No. 1 and No. 2 players in the Western Mass rankings, beating No. 8 seed in sectional individuals tournament, James Serchant, in the regular season as well as the individual tournament.
Sophomore Fitzgibbons and junior Rindfuss lost just three matches in doubles: to Northampton, Amherst, and to Belchertown's No. 1 doubles pair, 4-6, 5-7. They made it to the semi-finals of the MIAA individuals tournament, where they fell to another strong Longmeadow doubles pairing.
"The Generals lose graduating seniors Noah Beckwith, Sabil Kaddoura, Max Whalen, and Dan Fitzgibbons, but we still look forward to having a strong team next season," Sullivan said.