WEDNESDAY TENNIS: Trojans turn home-and-away sweep on Tribe; Blue Knights get right back to business

WEDNESDAY TENNIS: Trojans turn home-and-away sweep on Tribe; Blue Knights get right back to business

MERIDEN — Jill Barron won at No. 1 singles and Nicole Nicefaro and Abbey Pallas combined for the victory at No. 1 doubles as Lyman Hall topped Wilcox Tech 6-1 in a non-conference girls tennis machup Wednesday.

The win gave LH a home-and-away sweep of the Indians. The Trojans also won 6-1 in the boys match at Doolittle Park.

In the girls contest, Lyman Hall (9-5) earned all its victories in straight sets, led by Barron’s 6-4, 6-3 decision over Karen Saguay and the 6-4, 6-2 final notched by Nicefaro and Pallas over Melissa and Rosalinda Hernandez.

The lone three-setter went to Wilcox (3-9). That came at No. 4 singles, where Xochilt Rangel rallied to beat Sophia Donath 4-6, 6-0, 10-5.

In the other singles matches, Lyman Hall’s Savannah Farkash topped Zonviaye Walker 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2 and Kiera Farley defeated the Tribe’s Kim Arjana 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3.

Lyman Hall’s sweep of doubles was capped by a 6-2, 6-2 victory at No. 2 by Bianca Vega and Olivia Vegliante over Luisa Avila and Melani Medina and Robyn Honyotski and Keertana Chagari’s 6-4, 6-4 triumph over Shimaa Zhar and Perla Diaz at No. 3.

Southington 7, Berlin 0: While the Blue Knights (8-1) swept the Redcoats in Berlin, there were some barn-burners in this CCC crossover. No. 2 and No. 3 doubles both went to super-tiebreakers.

At No. 2, Southington’s Jillian Watson and Ali Bruce defeated Victoria Pietrucha and Maddie Palmese 5-7, 6-0, 10-8 after nearly letting a 9-3 lead get away in the tiebreak.

Berlin also rallied in the tiebreaker at No. 3 doubles and had two match points. Southington partners Avery Halloran and Ali Bruce staved them off to beat Gabby Pattavina and Katy Sparmer 4-6, 6-4, 12-10.

At the top of the doubles slate, Kate Hardy and Gianna Wadowski won 6-2, 6-1.

Abby Murphy led the singles sweep with a 6-0, 6-0 shutout at No. 1. No. 2 Chantelle Gimenez (6-1, 6-4), No. 3 Joelle Stublarec (6-1, 6-0) and No. 4 Riley Tindall (6-1, 6-0) also won in straight sets.

Manchester 6, Platt 1: Julia Misner had the lone win for the Panthers in this CCC interdivisional match in Manchester. Misner won No. 4 singles 6-4, 6-2.

Boys tennis

Southington 7, New Britain 0: After Tuesday’s drawn-out 4-3 loss in Glastonbury, the Blue Knights (8-2) got back in the win column with dispatch, dropping just three sets to the Golden Hurricanes in Southington.

Matt Balaoing, Marek Kryzanski, Andrew Kudla and Kyle Narowol had the singles victories.

Kade Huang-Savino and Tyler Heidgerd teamed at No. 1 doubles. Adam Kosko and Ethan Sutton were the winning combination at No. 2. BIlly Wadolowski and D.J. Pestillo won at No. 3.

Lyman Hall 6, Wilcox Tech 1: The Trojans posted their second victory in as many days, this time against the Indians at Doolittle Park, to get over .500 at 7-6.

LH had the Indians (1-10) out-matched, winning both doubles matches 6-0, 6-0 behind No. 1 Alex Zelaya and Griffin Tiezi-Clark and No. 2 of Jack Vegliante and Ethan Cohen.

Tucker Frederickson also won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 singles and Evan Smith was a 6-0, 6-1 winner at No. 3.

At the top of the card, where Lyman Hall’s Corey Flynn out-dueled Eli Henry 7-5, 6-4. Zach Marchi-Guasp beat the Tribe’s Eric Wasman 6-3, 6-0 at No. 2.

Wilcox Tech’s Guillermo Trejo-Gomez topped Preet Patel 7-5, 6-0 at No. 5 singles.

Sheehan 7, Career 0: The Titans improved to 6-6 with the SCC victory at New Haven’s Edgewood Park.

Newington 7, Platt 0: The Indians improved to 6-4 and the Panthers dropped to 3-4 in this CCC match in Newington.


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