Marlborough boys tennis enters postseason with win


Marlborough boys tennis enters postseason with win
Photo by/Jesse Kucewicz
A Marlborough tennis player volleys a shot during a match against Tyngsborough on June 9.

By Jesse Kucewicz, Contributing Writer

MARLBOROUGH – After a season of uncertainties, the Marlborough boys tennis team entered the postseason last week with high hopes to make a strong playoff run.

“The kids are really excited to have the opportunity to play for a meaningful championship, which we weren’t sure was going to happen this year,” said Head Coach Matt Sanko. “It’s been an interesting season with COVID, but we’ve played a lot of good matches, we’ve lost to some really good teams, and we’ve beaten some really good teams.”

Sanko is happy to be back with his team and is proud of how they have grown throughout the season.

“They’ve been pretty resilient this season,” Sanko said. “We started the year having to wear masks, and the kids were happy to follow the rules. They’re just happy to be away from their computers, and happy to be returning to something they love with some sense of normalcy in their lives. I think school is really stressful for them.”

Following a win over Tyngsborough on June 9, Marlborough immediately turned its sights towards further playoff action.

Though additional schedules and match results were not available as of press time, Sanko had his sights set on the Massachusetts state tournament.

“Our goal is to make it and win the Division Two Central Massachusetts Championship. And then we’re going to take a shot at the state tournament, and there is going to be a lot of good competition there,” Sanko said. “I think we have the team to do it.”

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