Londonderry High Tennis Teams Battle But Have Trouble Winning

Londonderry High School’s boys’ and girls’ tennis teams both found the going pretty darn tough on May 11 and 12, with neither being able to bag victories against tough opponents despite strong efforts.

The Lady Lancers played both days, dropping a 6-3 decision to Bishop Brady in Concord on the first and losing to Nashua North by the slim score of 5-4 in Londonderry the next. Those defeats left coach Betty Mak’s bunch with a 2-10 season record.

The Lancer males were active the second day in the Gate City at Nashua North, where they dropped a slim 4-5 loss to the Titan males.

“We lost another 4-5 decision, but what an amazing match in first doubles with our new pairing of Ryan Leo and Ben Doris,” said coach Janice Norwesh. “With aggressive net play and great service returns, Doris secured the game ball even though they weren’t able to pull out the win. He also showed great consistency and aggressive net play in his singles, where he was able to post one of Londonderry’s singles points along with Leo and Hayes. My steady pairing in third doubles with Hayes and Galluzzo secured the only point in doubles.”

Leo won 8-4 in singles, Hayes was an 8-1 victor, and Doris snared an 8-3 singles success. The doubles tandem of Galluzzo and Hayes won overwhelmingly, 8-0.

The two LHS contingents were then slated to begin this week with Monday matches against the  Concord High School crews, but rainy weather postponed both of those events.