Lewiston contingent advances


The Lewiston High School tennis teams will send three players to their respective rounds of 40 at the state singles tournament after qualifying action Monday.

Chantal Lavertu, the No. 1 seed in the East III qualifying section, advanced easily, dropping just one game to Morse’s Kelsy Boyce to earn her way in.

On the boys’ side, James Morin, the No. 3 seed, and fourth-ranked Mike Sarrazin both advanced into the round of 40 with ease. Sarrazin fought through Chris Mawhinney of Edward Little 8-3 in his first match and then breezed past Calvin Forbes of Cony 6-0, 6-0 in his second.

Morin didn’t drop a game to either Mats Haaland of Brunswick or Ross Keller of Erskine Academy.

Dinesh Costlow of Edward Little was a first-round victim, as was Dan Gleason. Lewiston’s third singles player, Mike Butler, played tough with No. 7 seed Mike Harris of Waterville, but fell in the final round of qualifying, 7-5, 6-2. All seven of the seeded players in the boys’ draw advanced.

The girls’ draw saw two upsets, as No. 3 seed Erika Blauth of Camden Hills fell in the second round to Lindsey Ford of Messalonskee, and seventh-ranked Anna-Lena Heinemann of Waterville fell in Round 2 to Katie Frink of Gardiner.

Lewiston No. 2 Katelyn Ouellette lost in the opening round to Ford, while Lewiston’s third girl, Julia Bergeron, lost to qualifier Deahna Giguere, the No. 2 seed, 8-4.

Edward Little’s contingent, Christine Chamberland, Harriet Lowe and Sarah Ross, all lost their first played matches.