LENOX -- With her team trailing 0-2 in matches, Mount Greylock junior Melina Sfakianaki rallied at No. 3 singles to key a remarkable comeback and help her team to a 3-2 win over Lenox at the Lenox Community Center Courts on a brisk Thursday afternoon.
The Mountie boys defeated Lenox 4-1 for a sweep.
Sfakianaki defeated Alex Adams 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 to start the comeback.
"She was down 4-1 in that first set, so with us behind, 0-2, it didn't look too good," said Greylock coach John Jacobbe.
Lenox had picked up wins at No. 1 singles when Kelly Babich stopped Margot Besnard 4-6, 6-4, 6-4; and at No. 2 singles, when Rachel Cogswell swept Tara Shastri, 6-2, 6-4.
At No. 1 doubles, Tyra Nurmi and Abby Tague swept to a 6-3, 6-3 win to tie things up.
Greylock won the No. 2 doubles match in a sweep, as well, as Melina's sister, Mariza Sfakianaki, and Charlotte Rand swept their match 6-0, 6-4.
"It was a great early-season win for us," said Jacobbe. "I know Lenox was missing a few players, but we wanted to just go out and play and see what happened."
The boys were led by Rohan Shastri at No. 1 singles. He defeated Andrew Vickery 6-0, 6-2.
Shastri's big overhand serve gave Vickery a little trouble in the first set. By the second set, Vickery figured it out, but Shastri made big shots when he had to.
"In the first set, I came out with a lot of energy," said Shastri. "But by the second set, he came back and made a few key shots. I just had to stay focused."
Shastri said the cold weather was a factor, but not an overpowering one.
"No, it was cold for everyone, it was windy for everyone," he said.
The Mountie boys won the three singles matches, as Shastri, Jonah Majumder and Will Nolan all won in straight sets.
"They are very strong up top," said Millionaire coach Phil Cohen. "It was good for us to get a point at doubles."
Greylock's Nate Majumder and Jake Foehl won at first doubles, but the Millionaires' Will Palmer and Noah Tebbin won a tough match over Nyein Soe and Alex Cheung, 6-2, 2-6, 10-5.