The girls’ tennis team proved that they belong in the division two playoffs Friday afternoon with a decisive 5-0 sweep of number seventh-seeded Scituate. For the boys, it was a bittersweet end to a stellar season.

On their Vineyard home court, singles play for the girls went off without a hitch with straight set wins by junior Kelly Klaren (6-0, 6-1), sophomore Hanna Rabasca (6-0, 6-3) and junior Victoria Scott (6-3, 6-2).

Seniors Kat Roberts and Lizzie Williamson, just hours before class night at the high school, volleyed their way to a 6-1, 6-2 win. Sophomores Chesca Potter and Molly Pogue closed out the afternoon with a nail biter that went to a tie-break set, but the pair were able to battle through to a 6-3, 6-6 (10-6) win.

“They [Scituate] were a high-quality team. They are one of the better opponents we’ve had,” said coach Nina Bramhall. “We’re psyched to already be in the semifinals.”

The girls will play again on Monday at home, time and opponent to be announced.

Meanwhile, championship hopes were dashed for the boys tennis team Friday after a tough 3-2 loss to Old Rochester in the quarterfinals of the division three south sectionals. The Vineyarders finish the season with a 15-3 record.

Freshman phenom Max Potter went into the match on a hot streak of straight sets through the postseason, but fell 4-6, 2-6 in a battle with Sam Pasquill. Sophomore Chris Ferry stayed cool under pressure with a 6-4, 6-4 win along with freshmen Eric Reubens, who fought his way to a 6-4, 7-5 victory.

Though the Vineyard had the lead after singles matches, Old Rochester was able to take it back with a pair of doubles teams that the Vineyard just couldn’t shake. The first doubles team of sophomores Spencer Pogue and Owen Favreau fell 4-6, 2-6. Junior David Krauthammer and senior Garrett Zeilinger didn’t fare much better in a 6-2, 6-1 loss.

It was a disappointing end to a strong first season for new coaches Tony Omer and Ryan Sawyer, but Mr. Omer is already looking ahead to next season where his young players will go in with more experience and be better prepared for the next postseason challenge.

“The Vineyard will be returning all but one player next year and expects to improve on what by all accounts was a very successful 2018 season,” he said in an email.