WRENTHAM — The King Philip Regional High girls’ tennis team took a major step toward taking outright possession of the Kelley-Rex Division title of the Hockomock League.
The Warriors (12-3, 11-3) created a two-match lead atop the division after carving out a 4-1 victory over second-place Taunton High Thursday.
Sophomore Mia Valenica avenged an early season loss to her Panther foe, dominating the No. 3 singles match for a 6-3, 6-2 verdict. “Her game has gotten so much better,” KP coach Bob Goldberg said of Valencia improvement over the past month. The Warriors travel to Mansfield Friday.
- Attleboro (4-9) moved within a win of matching last season’s win total in beating Franklin 4-1 in a Hockomock League match. Ella Lynch-Bartek and Bri Aronne won straight matches at the No. 1 and 2 singles spots for the Bombardiers, who host Franklin Monday.
- Foxboro (15-1) received straight set wins from Pam Nelson and Julia Muise in the No. 1 and 2 singles spots in a 4-1 Hockomock League victory over Milford. Nelson posted a shutout, while Muise lost just two games. The Warriors take on Sharon Friday.
- Olivia McConnell posted a straight set shutout at No. 2 singles, while Christina Phillips lost just two games her No. 1 singles win as Norton (7-8) downed Norwood 5-0 in a Tri-Valley League match. The Lancers host West Bridgewater Monday.
- Macy Anderson posted a shutout at No. 3 singles while Charlotte Drainville lost just one game at No. 1 singles and Bella Pezzulli lost just two games at No. 2 singles as Seekonk (5-7) closed in on a postseason berth with a 5-0 SCC victory over Case.
King Philip 4, Taunton 1: Erin Regnier (KP) def. Jillian Pagliuca 6-1, 6-0; Katerina Schneider (KP) def. McKenzie Lucie 6-1, 6-1; Mia Valencia (KP) def. Jocelyn Pagliuca 6-3, 6-2; Sam Martin-Bri Fevrier (T) def. Katie Welsh-Meghan Powers 6-4, 6-3; Laura Davenport-Isabelle MacMeans (KP) def. Ogethi Ariguzo-Kayla Parrett 6-3, 6-3.
Foxboro 4, Milford 1: Pam Nelson (F) def. Ashlyln Oliveri 6-0, 6-0; Julia Muise (F) def. Juilianna France 6-1, 6-1; Olivia Marshall (M) def. Maggie McAuliffe 7-5, 6-1; Kendall Milender-Paige Krockta (F) def. Crystialle Frado-Caroline Middletote 6-3, 6-0; Kethry Milne-Lindsey Young (F) def. Reece Gablick-Angela Fillorella 7-5, 6-1.
Attleboro 4, Franklin 1: Ella Lynch-Bartek (A) def. Sarah Schiavo 6-2, 6-4; Bri Aronne (A) def. Bebeika Vinayak 6-3, 6-1; Ashvika Boothapy (F) def. Jill See 3-6, 6-4, 6-4; Lauren Anthony-Nicole Matheson (A) def. Brynn Jacobs-Lucia Kehoe 6-1, 6-3; Jordan Benardo-Rena Danho (A) def. Vagni Kancheti-Carolyn Mercori 6-3, 6-4.
Seekonk 5, Case 0: Charlotte Drainville (S) def. Sophia Miranda 6-0, 6-1; Bella Pezzulli (S) def. Shaili Olierhead 6-1, 6-1; Macy Anderson (S) def. Karissa Seled-Berto 6-0, 6-0; Sarah Cabral-Hannah Saisselin (S0 def. Kyla Zora-Emily Graham 6-0, 6-2; Jessica Elkhoury-Lilly MacDonald (S) def. Eva Michael-Kaylin Beaupre 6-3, 6-4.
Norton 5, Norwood 0: Christina Phillips def. Viv Coard 6-1, 6-1; Olivia McConnell def. Nana Kykyic 6-0, 6-0; Vikki Tran def. Mary Penaton 7-5, 6-1; Zana Delgado-Tanya Shah def. Vena Wather-Sophia D’Amajio 6-0, 6-0; Caitlin Bailey-Kendall Petitpas def. Caitlin Ford-Bhavav Jammalada- 6-2, 6-2.