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Clinton/Tahanto girls tennis wins first league title.

CLINTON -- With a 4-1 victory over Bromfield on Monday, and a 4-1 win over Gardner on Tuesday, the Clinton/Tahanto Regional High School girls tennis team clinched both a berth in the upcoming Central Mass. Division 3 tournament and at least a share of the Wachusett League C title.

It is the first league title in the history of the program.

"It's phenomenal,'' Clinton/Tahanto coach Derek Moisan said of the league championship. "It is a major accomplishment and the team's hard work paid off.

"The seniors had a couple of lean years, but this is great for them,'' he said. "We talked about it at the beginning of the season, and it was awesome to accomplish one of our goals.''

The Lady Gaels, who are 9-3 overall and 8-0 in the Wachusett League C, are also in the driver's seat when it comes to a outright league title. Clinton/Tahanto has two league matches left (against West Boylston and Oakmont). The only other team with a shot at sharing the title is Bromfield, which is 7-2 in the league.

The singles results from the Gardner match were: Natalia Dorogi, Clinton/Tahanto, def. Alyssa Hart, Gardner, 6-1, 7-6 (7-2); Cassie Morrison, Clinton/Tahanto, def. Leah Wihtelin, Gardner, 6-1, 7-2 (7-2); Sydney Knoll, Clinton/Tahanto, def. Ally Cheney, Gardner, 6-1, 6-1.

In doubles, Katy Dumas and Rebecca Dorval, Gardner, def. Faith Perez and Kayla Iorio, Clinton/Tahanto, 6-1, 6-3, at first doubles; and Alex Zapantis and Lexa Souza, Clinton/Tahanto, def. Kate Wells and Natalie Antaya, Gardner, 6-3, 7-5 at second doubles.

In the victory over Bromfield, Clinton/Tahanto also swept the singles matches. Dorogi, Clinton/Tahanto, def. Kristen Noyes, Bromfield, 6-2, 6-0, at first singles; Morrison, Clinton/Tahanto, def. Rose Leikina, Bromfield, 6-0, 6-3, at second singles; and Knoll, Clinton/Tahanto, def. Ariel Jones-Mollod, Bromfield, 6-2, 6-2, at third singles.

In the doubles matches, Yonah Joffe and Allie Wei, Bromfield, def. Perez and Iorio, Clinton/Tahanto, 6-4, 6-4; and Zapantis and Souza, Clinton/Tahanto, def. Lisa Jorgenson and Isabelle Quinn, Bromfield, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
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