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Durkin, Merce Win USTA New England Title

John Nash

Greens Farms Academy tennis players Lane Durkin and Coleman Merce won the 2021 USTA New England Mixed Doubles Championship on August 21 in Branford.

Durkin, a junior, and Merce, a sophomore, were the second seeded duo in the event and notched three straight wins to take home the title.

The pair won their opening match by an 8-1 count and rolled to an 8-3 win in the semifinals, setting up a championship match against the top-seeded team. The 8-3 victory in the finals gave Durkin and Merce the title.

Durkin, who helped lead GFA to a NEPSAC championship in 2019, played No. 2 singles for the Dragons girls tennis team this past spring. Merce played second doubles for the GFA boys squad, which is currently ranked second in the country amongst prep schools, according to the Universal Tennis Rating.