Essex Edge tennis places second at regionals

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The Essex Edge Tennis Team poses after winning the Junior Tennis Vermont State Championship at Essex High School earlier this month. From left to right: Preston Gordon, Dyland Garcia, Evan Greer, Coach Collin Vero-Casavant, Paige Hauke, Megan Collins, Cailee Laporte, Jordan Walsh, Erik Olson and coach Tammy Azur. | Photo Contributed

The Essex Edge Tennis Team poses after winning the Junior Tennis Vermont State Championship at Essex High School earlier this month. From left to right: Preston Gordon, Dyland Garcia, Evan Greer, Coach Collin Vero-Casavant, Paige Hauke, Megan Collins, Cailee Laporte, Jordan Walsh, Erik Olson and coach Tammy Azur. | Photo Contributed

The Essex Edge under-18 junior tennis team put forth another great run this summer.

The team won another Vermont State Championship earlier this month to advance to the New England regional tournament to continue its run at the top.

After winning the Vermont State Championship, the team advanced to Amherst, Mass. where they went up against some of the best teams in the area.

After heading into the second day of the tournament in the lead, the team came up just short to Sippican Tennis Club from Marion, Mass.

Essex fell to Sippican 3-2, which accounted for the team’s only two individual losses throughout the entire tournament.

They ended the weekend with 4 team wins and one loss. They swept every other match 5-0 throughout the tournament until going up against Sippican.

The roster of the team included Cailee Laporte, Dylan Garcia, Erik Olson, Evan Greer, Jordan Walsh, Megan Collins, Paige Hauke and Preston Gordon.

— Staff Reports