While rain postponed most of the boys and girls singles tennis qualifying rounds Saturday, a number of local players stayed inside to earn their spots in the Round of 48.
From the Region 4 girls qualifying round, which Bates College in Lewiston hosted, Hall-Dale’s Clio Barr and Nicole Pelletier each won two matches to qualify for the Round of 48. Also qualifying were Mt. Blue’s Eryn Doiron and Alyssa White. Doiron defeated No. 5 seed Nichole Jones, of Lisbon, then won her second match, 6-0, 6-0 to advance.
The No. 1 seed in girls Region 4 was St. Dominic freshman Bethany Hammond, of Belgrade. Hammond won her first match when her opponent had to forfeit due to injury. She then earned a 6-0, 6-1 win in her second match.
“I didn’t really know most of the players so I was just kind of hoping for the best,” said Hammond, who is undefeated at No. 1 singles for the Saints. “I was just trying to play smart. I wasn’t assuming anything.”
Waterville’s Zach Disch and Skowhegan’s Devin Lachapelle advanced from the Region 3 boys qualifying round, which was held at the A-Copi Tennis and Sports Center in Augusta. Disch lost only two games in his two matches, while Lachapelle held off Morse’s Stephen Tapia, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 in the final match of the day.
The Region 2 tournaments scheduled for Saturday in the Bangor area were postponed by rain. Region 2 director Roland Gilbert said he’d like the tournament to be played Monday and he will make a decision on that by Sunday afternoon.
The Round of 48 begins May 30 at Colby College in Waterville.
SOUTH PORTLAND 13, CONY 12: Shea O’Brien scored three goals and Courtney Trufant added two goals and an assist as the Red Riots prevailed in South Portland.
Hayley Quirion scored five goals and Emily Quirion added four to pace the Rams (3-2).
Bayleigh Logan had a goal and two assists for the Rams as well.
Haley Hanks and Annie Brannigan also scored for Cony. Izzy Eames had 10 saves for the Rams.
South Portland improved to 3-4.
FREEPORT 14, GARDINER 3: Meredith Broderick scored four goals and Julie Deark added three more to lead the Falcons.
Nina Moore also had three goals for Freeport (6-1). Ally Day scored two goals to pace the Tigers (4-2).
MESSALONSKEE 12, GREELY 6: Jordon Holmes scored three goals and added four assists to lead the Eagles at Thomas College.
Jose Languet and Dan Condon each scored two goals for Messalonskee (7-1).
Ryan Erskine, Eric VanDerKarr, Dylan Burton and Ben Weeks also scored for the Eagles.
Mitchel Mullen had two goals and two assists to lead the Rangers (6-2).
MARANACOOK/WINTHROP 20, DEERING 4: Zach Glazier scored seven goals in the first half alone and Toby Smith added three more as the Hawks (7-0) rolled at Kents Hill.
Deering dropped to 2-5.