Girls’ tennis: Bow takes down Coe-Brown in season-opening match

Grace Modzeleski hits the ball during Bow's season-opening match against Coe-Brown on Tuesday.

Grace Modzeleski hits the ball during Bow's season-opening match against Coe-Brown on Tuesday. Chip Griffin / Photos by Chip

Jaden Glace prepares for a backhand during Bow's tennis match against Coe-Brown on Tuesday April 2, 2024.

Jaden Glace prepares for a backhand during Bow's tennis match against Coe-Brown on Tuesday April 2, 2024. Chip Griffin—Photos By Chip

Makaylie Laws follows through on a backhand during Bow's season-opening match against Coe-Brown on Tuesday April 2, 2024.

Makaylie Laws follows through on a backhand during Bow's season-opening match against Coe-Brown on Tuesday April 2, 2024. Chip Griffin—Photos By Chip

Coe-Brown’s Stella Vachon returns a shot on Tuesday.

Coe-Brown’s Stella Vachon returns a shot on Tuesday. Chip Griffin / Photos by Chip

By ERIC RYNSTON-LOBEL

Monitor staff

Published: 04-03-2024 11:07 AM

The Bow High girls’ tennis team opened its season about as well as head coach Steve Langevin could’ve hoped on Tuesday with a 9-0 win over Coe-Brown.

In singles, Grace Modzeleski beat Abby Coleman, 8-1; Jaden Glace beat Anna Reiff, 8-6; Katie McCabe beat Susie Lavoie, 8-4; Maddy Desrosiers beat Stella Vachon, 9-7; Makaylie Laws beat Anna Hocevar, 9-7; and Lilly Gula beat Mackenzie Phillips, 8-3.

In doubles, Modzeleski and Glace beat Coleman and Reiff, 8-0; McCabe and Gula beat Lavoie and Vachon, 8-4; and Desrosiers and Laws beat Scarlett Martyniak and Claire Tweed, 8-0.

Bow jumped out to a 3-0 lead with wins from Modzeleski, McCabe and Gula. The Bears took leads in the other three singles matches, but Glace and Desrosiers both came back from 6-3 deficits to secure the win for the Falcons.

“Jaden and Maddy made great comebacks to help us seal the win. The majority of the matches were much closer than the final team score shows,” Langevin said. “It was a good way to start, especially for our newer players to have such competitive matches and find a way to come out on top.”

On the other side for Coe-Brown, head coach Chris Burns was still pleased with what he saw, despite the outcome.

“Obviously we are not thrilled about losing, but it was a great first match with some highly competitive games,” Burns said. “I’m so incredibly proud of how our girls played, considering we really only had less than two weeks of full practice time together.

“There were a lot of things we did well and some things we will work and improve on as the season continues. I am confident our team will continue to get better.”

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