NHIAA Roundup: Bedford rolls in NHIAA tennis tournament opener
Concord's Greg Cistulli, a senior, watches his ball returned to Pinkerton's Felix Benz, at Concord Tuesday. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
McKinley Grimes set the tone Tuesday with an 8-0 win against Brian Xiao at No. 1 singles and led the Bulldogs to a 9-0 victory against Bishop Guertin of Nashua in a quarterfinal round match in Bedford.
Concord 5, Pinkerton 1: In Concord, Greg Cistulli, one of the top players in the state, defeated Felix Benz 8-0 in the No. 1 singles. Justin Toler, Evan Hewey, Thomas Bengtson and Mattias Lambert each won their singles’ match for Concord (14-1). Mike Thomas was the lone winner for Pinkerton (8-7). The match was over after singles’ play and both teams mutually agreed not to play doubles.
Trinity 13, Hanover 1: In Manchester, Allie Bowe scored three runs and reached base five times for the 8-7 Pioneers. Seniors Bryanna Pearson, Abbie Proulx, Katie Pelton and winning pitcher Nicole Stephen all contributed to the win. Stephen fanned eight over 6 innings.
Hanover 5, Souhegan 2: In Hanover, Cyrus Rothwell-Ferraris laced a two-run single in the fifth inning and Hanover (10-5) added two runs in the sixth inning on an RBI single from Harry Dwinell and a sacrifice fly from Evan Greedwald.
Souhegan 17, Salem 4: In Amherst, Madison Learned scored six goals to pace the Sabers (14-1) to a Div. I win over the Blue Devils (4-8) on Tuesday. Jamie Wallisch and Mickenzie Larivee had three goals and one assist each for the winners while Kara Thomas made 10 saves for Salem.
Nashua North 15, Memorial 11: In Nashua, Jexi Williams scored seven goals to pace the Titans to a win over the Crusaders in Div. I action on Tuesday. Kara Upton had two goals and two assists for the winners.