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There are two datelines to this story: Cheshire and North Haven.
With rain intervening in a heavy way, Monday’s SCC Tournament quarterfinal match between the girls tennis teams from those two towns, after beginning outdoors at Cheshire High School, ended indoors at the North Haven Tennis & Racquet Club.
It was a match that literally went the distance both on the road — it’s roughly 10 miles from the school to the club — and on the scoreboard. The No. 3 Rams pulled out a 4-3 victory that sends them into Tuesday morning’s semifinals at Yale, where No. 2 Amity awaits.
Cheshire (13-3) got past No. 6 North Haven (13-6) behind a sweep of doubles and Erin Wu’s 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 3 singles.
The doubles parade was led by Kelsea Mann and Jenny Wang’s 6-0, 6-2 victory at No. 1. Christine Anthony and Sophie Seigel were 6-3, 6-2 at No. 2. Alyssa Behuniak and Ellie Rockoff won by the same score at No. 3.
Cheshire and Amity (17-2) just met on Thursday in the regular-season finale. The Spartans won 5-2.
Lauralton Hall 4, Sheehan 0: The Crusaders had this SCC Tournament quarterfinal match secured by the time rain brought a halt to matters in Milford.
The matches that were completed were good ones, including at No. 1 singles, where Lauralton Hall’s Skylar Korman beat Srivani Agnihotram 6-3, 6-4, and at No. 3, where Chelsea Larke got past Sheehan’s Crystal Gallagher 7-5, 6-4.
In doubles, Sheehan’s No. 1 team of Shreya Patel and Christina Cappola dropped a 6-4, 6-1 decision. Daytona Scherb and Jordyn Allen fell 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3.
Lauralton Hall, the No. 4 seed, improved to 15-5. Sheehan, the No. 5, fell to 13-8. The Titans had won six matches in a row.
East Haven 5, Wilcox Tech 2: Singles player Xochilt Rangel and the doubles team of Shimaa Zhar and Ami Kaur had the wins for the Tribe in a non-conference match at East Haven.
Rangel rolled 8-1 at No. 4 singles. Zhar and Kaur captured No. 3 doubles 6-2.
Cheshire: The No. 7 Rams had their SCC quarterfinal suspended at No. 2 Fairfield Prep. The match continues on Tuesday at Fairfield University at 11 a.m., with the winner going to Yale to face Amity in the semifinals at 3 p.m.
Simsbury 15, Southington 12: Kayli Garcia registered three goals and three assists for the Blue Knights in the CCC North loss to the Trojans in Simsbury.
Sarah Mafale, Amy Chudy and Emma Doran added two goals apiece for Southington. Mafale also notched an assist.
Brooke Lynch and Talie Richardson both had a goal and an assist. Karolina Kurzatkowska factored in with one goal.
Mackenzie Brown made nine saves in net for the Blue Knights (8-8).
Simsbury (13-3) was paced by six goals from Samantha Dupree and five from Abby Interante.
Lyman Hall: The Trojans shot a 171 at Alling Memorial Golf Course in New Haven to defeat Hillhouse (198) and Career (252) and improve to 9-7.
Dan Doherty had the medal with a 3-over-par 36.
LH got additional scoring from Zach Wolansky (43), Owen Twohill (44) and Jamie O'Connell (45).
Bristol Central 214, Maloney 220: BC’s Adam Ward and Maloney’s Matt Bahre shared the medal with rounds of 44 in this CCC South matchup at Pequabuck Golf Course in Bristol.
Josh Farnsworth and Ben Pierce added 53s for the Spartans.
Maloney is now 6-9 overall and 5-7 in the CCC South.