Lynnfield senior Anna Radulski won her match 6-1, 6-1 in a loss to Manchester-Essex in the Div. 4 tournament Round of 8 Saturday afternoon. (Item Photo: Spenser Hasak)

Lynnfield girls tennis falls to Manchester-Essex in Div. 4 Round of 8

LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield girls tennis team once again found itself in a stellar back-and-forth battle in the Division 4 state tournament, but unfortunately for the No. 3 Pioneers, this time ended in a loss to No. 6 Manchester-Essex in a Round of 8 game at Lynnfield Middle School Saturday afternoon. 

"We've had an incredibly competitive rivalry with (Manchester-Essex) for as long as I can remember, and it's always been really back-and-forth," said Lynnfield coach Craig Stone. "We had an opportunity to tie things up and maybe pull out the win, and it ended up coming down to a tiebreaker in the very last set. We have a lot to be proud of despite losing."

Part of that pride comes from how far his very young and relatively inexperienced roster made it after the Pioneers graduated five of its top eight players last spring.

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