Dupuis’ dominance leads to CSC singles crown

Dupuis’ dominance leads to CSC singles crown


WEST HARTFORD — Wilcox Tech junior Mia Dupuis capped an undefeated tennis season by winning the Constitution State Conference singles championship Wednesday at St. Joseph’s College.

Dupuis won four pro-set matches to claim the crown. In the finals, she defeated Deborah Butler of Classical Magnet 8-5.

Wilcox and Classical were the cream of the CSC this season. They both went 9-1 in the regular season, splitting matches 4-3 to hand the other its lone defeat.

On Wednesday, they tied for the conference tournament team title.

As for Dupuis, she went 14-0 on the season, with one more year to go in her high school career. Her teammates, Tiana Sharp and Delaney Ruiz, finished third in Wednesday’s doubles tournament.

Maloney 6, Bloomfield 1: Leah Laurenza and Brianna Gratta teamed for a 7-5, 6-3 victory at No. 3 doubles in their varsity debut to help the Spartans complete their regular season at 11-4 overall with the CCC interdivisional win in Bloomfield.

Diana Nunez also played a key role, rallying in her first varsity singles match to win 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 at No. 4.

Maloney also got singles victories from No. 1 Alyssa Sweigard (6-0, 6-1), No. 2 Mickee Thompson (6-3, 7-5) and No. 3 Skyler O’Berry (6-1, 6-1).

Sage Kilbourn and Carmen Santana were 6-3, 6-3 winners at No. 1 doubles.


Glastonbury 9, Southington 8: The Blue Knights fell to the Tomahawks in Glastonbury in the CCC West divisional semifinals.

Southington got two goals apiece from Jared DeFeo, Kevin Cop, Jaren Florian and Alex Jamele. Brian Mahon made 17 saves.

Glastonbury will meet Simsbury for the CCC West title. Southington expects to face Conard on Sunday in a CIAC Class L qualifying game.


RHAM 6, Southington 1: The Blue Knights suffered their second loss in as many days, falling to 12-4 with the CCC interdisional defeat in Hebron.

The Sachems improved to 13-4.

Southington’s lone win came at No. 3 doubles, where Rohan Kataria and Mike Balaoing won 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.


CCC South Championships: Two athletes from Maloney and two from Platt won individual championships at the division finals, hosted by Platt.

Platt’s Marquia Grundy was a double-winner. She captured the javelin at 117 feet, 4 inches and the discus at 98-7. Tom LaBissoniere gave the Panthers a sweep of discus by taking the boys event at 146-7.

Briana Burt and Dimitri Smith led Maloney. Burt won the 100 hurdles in 16.3 and was second in the long jump at 16 feet. Smith took the 100 meters in 11.33.

Also for Maloney, Alexandra Rheaume was second in the 400 (60.79), Dan Fornaciari was second in the pole vault (11-0) and Kyle Welch was third in the 800 (2:03.2).

The Bristol Central girls and Middletown boys took the team titles. Middletown beat the Bristol Central boys by one point.

The Maloney boys were fourth and the girls eighth. The Platt girls were fifth and the boys seventh. In all, eight schools competed.


CSC Tournament: Kaynor Tech and Parish Hill, the league’s two division champions, went head to head over 18 holes at Tunxis Plantation for the conference team title. Kaynor took that honor, with Parish Hill gaining redemption by taking the two-man competition that featured tandems from every school in the conference.

Wilcox finished fourth in the two-man field with R.J. Kogut (89) and Jake Brockett (90).

Also playing Wednesday for the Indians were Matt Higgins (93) and Chris Walsh (95).

Wilcox will be back at Hunter Golf Club today to face city rivals Platt and Maloney.

This match is not the City Championship. That comes Monday, also at Hunter. Wilcox will be looking to defend the city title it wrested away from Maloney last spring.

Glastonbury 145, Southington 153: Three players shared the medal with 1-over-par rounds of 35. Two came Glastonbury — Evan Grenus and Dennis Biglun — and that’s a big reason why the Tomahawks left Hawks Landing with the CCC interdivisional victory.

Andrew Szandrocha, a day removed from round of 33, had the 35 for Southington.

The Blue Knights also got scoring from Jake D’Alessandro (38), Ryan Burrill (39) and Eric Flood (4-1).

Southington is now 9-5-1, Glastonbury 14-2.


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