MCI’s Lidia Gomez Carrera wins girls’ state singles tennis title

Lidia Gomez Carrera grew up actively playing junior tennis in her native Spain, but the senior international college student at Maine Central Institute understood minor of the other three semifinalists who gathered at Bates Higher education in Lewiston on Monday to crown the state’s 2022 Maine Principals’ Affiliation girls’ singles titlist.

So Gomez researched her opponents as she commenced to participate in them, then employed her mix of energy, placement and persistence to make any needed adjustments even though winning two straight-set matches to turn into MCI’s to start with condition champion in the sport.

The top-seeded Gomez, who could not perform at states throughout her initial yr at MCI final spring due to COVID-relevant journey and quarantine concerns as she returned to the Pittsfield campus from a spring trip household, capped off her 2nd straight undefeated time of interscholastic tennis in Maine with a 6-4, 6-3 victory in excess of sophomore Coco Meserve of Brunswick in the title match.