The Vineyard high school girls and boys tennis teams advanced to the southern division semifinals in the MIAA playoffs with wins over Medfield and Monomoy earlier this week.

With the number four seed in southern division two, the girls squad battled against fifth-seeded Medfield Tuesday at home and the Vineyard came away with a 4-1 victory.

Catherine Langley lines up a shot. — Mark Alan Lovewell

Vineyard assistant coach Kelly Klaren said Medfield, who had only lost once this season, was one of the best teams the girls have faced so far this year. And despite Vineyard first singles player Hunter Tomkins losing her match for the first time this season, the girls rallied to secure victory and move on to the next round.

“Overall as a team they really played well. They rose up to the occasion,” Coach Klaren said. “They handled it perfectly. I think across the board it was very even competition and they were able to pull out a win.”

Tomkins was defeated by Ashley Zilora 6-2, 6-0. In second singles, MV’s Cali Giglio won 6-0, 7-6 and in third singles Karinne Nivala won 6-2, 6-1 for the Vineyard. In doubles, the Vineyarders won both matches with Tessa Hammond and Andrea Morse winning 7-5, 7-6 in the first matchup and Paige Anderson and Evelyn Brewer winning the second matchup 6-4, 7-6.

Eric Reubens takes aim. — Mark Alan Lovewell

Giglio’s match was the last one to end on the muggy Tuesday afternoon. Her coach was proud of the way she battled against Medford’s Julia Wilson who fought until the very last point.

“Cali, she really pushed through and knew she could win. I think it shows her determination so that was great,” Coach Klaren said.

Next up for the girls is a trip to Foxborough to take on the also undefeated, top-seeded Warriors Thursday at 3 p.m. in the semi-finals.

Teagan Myers has the touch. — Mark Alan Lovewell

For the boys team, who have the number one seed in the division three south tournament, not even the absence of their top singles player has been able to slow them down as they defeated Monomoy 4-1 Monday afternoon.

With Max Potter unavailable, Eric Reubens stepped up into the first singles slot and won his match in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 for the Vineyard. In second singles, Jacob Riis also took care of his opponent in straight sets 6-2, 6-3. The Vineyarders had to forfeit the third singles match resulting in the only point against them on the day. In doubles, Clyde Smith and Teagen Myers were victorious 6-2, 6-4 and Ben Belisle and Jack Marshard won the second doubles match 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 to round out the Vineyarders’ victory.

Assistant coach Chris Scott said after the match that the boys are making the Island proud with their play.

Next up, the boys face another familiar foe from the Cape and Islands league in fourth-seeded Sturgis West Charter school. The match begins Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Vineyard high school courts.

Zach Utz took second in the mile. — Courtesy Charlie Utz.

On Saturday, members of the Vineyard track team competed in the division two south sectional championship at Notre Dame High School in Hingham. It was a stand-out day for the Vineyarders as the boys 4x800 meter relay team consisting of Jonathan Norton, Daniel da Silva, Zach Utz and Duncan Brown won first place in their race with a finishing time of 8:15.57, a new school record. The girls 4x400 relay team of Wren and Eloise Christy, Anabelle Biggs and Maia Donnelly also set a new school record with a finishing time of 4:11.61, good for fifth place in the event.

In other boys results, Utz took second place in the one mile race with a time of 4.27.55. Norton took fourth place in the 400 meter hurdles, Borja Tolay was seventh in the 2 mile run, da Silva was fifth and Owen Atkins was 11th in the 800 meter and Nick Pecararo was 16th in the 200 meter dash.

Wren Christie took second place in the two-mile. — Courtesy Charlie Utz

For the Vineyard girls, Wren Christie placed second in the two mile race with a time of 11:40.91. Christie was nine seconds faster than the third place runner and only just under half a second behind the first-place finisher. Biggs also had a second place finish for the Vineyard in the long jump with a 17’0.5 leap. Wren’s twin sister Eloise placed third in the high jump, Ashlei Clarke placed eighth in discus and Donnelly was 15th in the 800 meter.

In other playoff action last week, the baseball team lost to Dover Sherborn and boys lacrosse teams was defeated by Old Rochester in the first round.

Despite a complete game from senior captain Leo Neville, the Vineyarders fell 4-0 as Neville struck out two and allowed six hits on the hill. The Vineyarders had previously ended the regular season with a 3-0 win against Nantucket at home.

The boys lacrosse team, which was seeded 14th in the division two south sectional tournament, lost 14-3 to third-seeded Old Rochester in Mattapoisett.