5/6/24 – Varsity Tennis @ Williams JV

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Mariners Prevail in Match-Up with Blues JV

ROCKY HILL – 5, WILLIAMS JV – 2

The Mariners travelled to Mitchell College on Monday for a match against Williams and won (5-2). Will Hogan ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) took the helm and captained the team, he inspired Winnie Vincent ’24 (North Kingstown, RI) to dig deep and win a tough match, as he encouraged Imanol Acevedo ’24 (Providence, RI) to keep his foot on the gas as he ran over his opponent.

Chloe Darrow ’25 (Warwick, RI) and Hogan had a huge win coming back from 1-5 to win 8-5. Although it was the first match Bob He ’27 (China) had ever played, he played like a seasoned professional. He and Zach Darrow ’25 (Warwick, RI) put a show on winning a tight match, leaving their opponents dumbfounded. He proved to everyone that hitting tennis balls over the backboard at practice pays off.

Next Up… the SENE Conference Championship

5/3/24 – Varsity Tennis Vs. St. Andrew’s

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Mariners Face Tough Competition but Come Out On Top of Saints in SENE Match-Up.

ROCKY HILL – 5, ST. ANDREW’S – 2

The Mariner tennis team hosted St Andrews for senior day and for the game that will likely earn the league championship on Friday afternoon. After honoring seniors Will Hogan ’24 (East Greenwich, RI), Winnie Vincent ’24 (North Kingstown, RI), Lauren Zheng ’24 (Warwick, RI) and Imanol Acevedo ’24 (Providence, RI) they certainly didn’t disappoint.

Hunter Freitas ’25 (North Kingstown, RI) walked into a buzz saw at the one singles spot, while Koray Kokturk ’25 (Coventry, RI), Zheng and Brendan Clark ’27 (Saunderstown, RI) won fairly easily. The highlight matches were Vincent and Carter Holubesko ’25 (Middletown, RI) in a nail biter-they one 9-7 to secure another championship for the Mariners. Holubesko and Vincent played smart, focused and adjusted as they embraced the pressure of the moment.

As the last match and the championship locked, Zach Darrow ’25 (Warwick, RI) and Logan Brown ’28 (Newport, RI) had a great comeback, winning 8-5. It was a great ending to another exceptional year for the tennis team beating St Andrews 5-2 winning the league, again and again and again.

5/1/24 – Varsity Tennis vs CATS Academy

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Mariners Earn Another SENE Conference Victory This Time Over Griffins

ROCKY HILL – 6, CATS – 1

The Mariners hosted Cats on Wednesday continuing their winning streak, winning another match (6-1). Hunter Freitas ’25 (North Kingstown, RI) played the number one spot, winning easily against an undefeated opponent. Lauren Zheng ’24 (Warwick, RI) won her singles match with patience and persistence while maintaining her composure as every shot she hit seemed to come back. The rest of the team fought hard to win as CATS received their first loss of the season.

The Mariners face heavy competition as they host the Saints of St. Andrew’s on Friday in a Senior Match.

4/26/24 – Varsity Tennis @ Eagle Hill

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Mariners Sweep in Conference Match vs Pioneers

ROCKY HILL – 7, EAGLE HILL – 0

Rocky Hill travelled to Eagle Hill on Friday, sweeping another team (7-0). Hunter Freitas ’25 (North Kingstown, RI) dominated at the one singles spot. Toby Rishworth ’28 (North Kingstown, RI) and Zach Darrow ’25 (Warwick, RI) had the closest and best match of the day. Toby making his first appearance on the team as well to High School tennis he certainly didn’t disappoint. They won in a tiebreaker in a hard-fought battle against Eagle Hills number one player and his partner.

The tennis team is looking forward to another great week of matches. Next up is a league match vs CATS Academy on Wednesday.

4/24/24 – Varsity Tennis vs. Williams (JV)

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Mariners Continue Winning Streak with Non-League Victory Over Blues

ROCKY HILL – 6, WILLIAMS JV – 1

The Mariners hosted Williams on Wednesday and continued the winning streak beating them 6-1.

Alara Kokturk ’27 (Coventry, RI) had a great match at the number one singles spot, proving she is not just a strong doubles player. Imanol Acevedo ’24 (Providence, RI) played his first singles match of the year as well. Using his experience and precise shot selection combined with the slice to win easily.

Reilly Darrow ’25 (Warwick, RI) and Henry Freitas ’25 (North Kingstown, RI) won easily as it was their first match playing together. Another great win for the Rocky Hill Tennis team!

Next up is Eagle Hill on Friday.

4/22/24 – Varsity Tennis vs. Oxford Academy

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Mariners Host The Charge in Non League Match and Come out the Victors

ROCKY HILL – 7, OXFORD – 0

The Mariners have continued their winning streak with a win on Monday, winning 7-0 against Oxford academy. Every player played exceptionally well and showed great sportsmanship in their individual match ups. The tennis team has found its stride as they have won their past four matches.

Next match will be against the Blues of Williams School on Wednesday.

4/20/24 – Varsity Tennis @ MacDuffie (Tri-Meet) w Dublin

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Mariners Earn Two Conference Victories at MacDuffie Tri-Match with Mustangs and Wildcats

ROCKY HILL – 6, MACDUFFIE – 1
ROCKY HILL – 7, DUBLIN – 0

After a early start on Saturday and a long day ahead, the tennis team dominated both conference matches.

MATCH #1:
The first match was against MacDuffie School which they won 6-1. Will Hogan ’24 (East Greenwich, RI) proved he can not only sail but he can win on the varsity tennis team. He won easily in his first match ever playing with Henry Putier ’25 (Middletown, RI). They impressed everyone that witnessed it. Winnie Vincent ’24 (North Kingstown, RI) and Alara Kokturk ’27 (Coventry, RI) played exceptionally well together as they will be contenders for the league doubles championship.

MATCH #2:
The second match on Saturday was against Dublin. After being fully warmed up after the first victory, RHCD beat Dublin (7-0). Everyone played smart, focused and managed their emotions, proving the Mariners are once again a dominant team in the conference.

Next week we have two non-league matches before heading to Eagle Hill for a conference match up.

4/19/24 – Varsity Tennis @ St. Thomas More

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The Mariners Play Tough in Match Victory Over Chancellors

ROCKY HILL – 6, ST THOMAS MORE – 1

RHCD visited STM on Friday. The team is back on track with a 6-1 win. It was a big day for Logan Brown ’28 (Newport, RI) as he played in his first Varsity match with Imanol Acevedo ’24 (Providence, RI). They both fought hard and prevailed at the end (8-6).

Brendan Clark ’27 (Saunderstown, RI) won 8-0 at his single spot while the rest of the team played great and showed incredible focus.

Next match is a tri-meet tomorrow at MacDuffie vs Mustangs and Wildcats.

4/17/24 – Varsity Tennis @ Marianapolis (Boys Varsity)

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Mariners Face-Off with Golden Knights Boys Varsity and Come Up Just Short

ROCKY HILL – 3, MARIANAPOLIS BV – 4

The Mariners faced some rough seas in their first voyage against Marianapolis loosing 3-4. Two first time players Hunter Freitas ’25 (North Kingstown, RI) and Carter Holubesko ’25 (Middletown, RI) won easily in their singles debut.

Veterans Imanol Acevedo ’24 (Providence, RI) and Zachary Darrow ’25 (Warwick, RI) came from behind 2-5 to win 8-6. Everyone on board stepped up and fought hard as they chart their course to another championship!

Looking forward to our first conference match on Thursday at the St. Thomas More Chancellors.

5/13/23 – Varsity Tennis @ SENE Doubles & Singles Tournament Championship

Mariners Take Home Hardware at SENE Championship

ROCKY HILL –
Doubles = Champions & Runner-Up; Singles = Runner-Up
The Rocky Hill tennis team had an incredible showing at the Tournament on Saturday. Proving this year’s team has been the most successful. Koray Kokturk ’25 (Coventry, RI) lost in the finals after an incredible day. Earlier in the day he stunned everyone by upsetting the top players from several different schools.  Koray played with heart, grit and maturity as he embraced the pressures of the day, and never lost his composure.
In the doubles tournament Rocky Hill dominated every other team making it a all-Rocky Hill final.  Andrew Hogan ’23 (East Greenwich, RI) and Winnie Vincent ’24 (North Kingstown, RI) defeated John Porter ’23 (Warwick, RI) and Lauren Zhang ’24 (Warwick, RI) in the final.  Both teams enjoyed the final match knowing that win or lose their entire team had done what they had set out to do.