WEDNESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Platt tops Wilcox in boys tennis; Maloney girls post sweep; Southington lax squanders lead, then wins in OT

WEDNESDAY SCHOLASTICS: Platt tops Wilcox in boys tennis; Maloney girls post sweep; Southington lax squanders lead, then wins in OT



MERIDEN — Platt boys tennis collected a non-conference win Wednesday afternoon, downing fellow Silver City squad Wilcox Tech at home 5-2.

The Panthers swept doubles and collected two singles victories.

In doubles, No. 1 Joshua Marks and Patrick Kudewicz (6-1, 6-1), No. 2 Jason Betun and Anthony Buscemi (6-1, 6-0) and No. 3 Nicholas Link and Joshua Nhan (forfeit) were all victorious for Platt.

No. 3 Michael Urban (6-4, 4-6, 7-5) and No. 4 Alexander Filippides (6-1, 6-2) were victorious in singles competition.

Wilcox took the top two singles matches. Eli Henry won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 Eric Wasman prevailed 6-1, 6-4 at No. 2.

Southington 6, Berlin 1: The No. 2 doubles team of Adam Kosko and Kyle Narowol accomplished a rare feat during Wednesday’s CCC matchup with the Redcoats in Southington.

Kosko and Narowol pulled off a “golden set,” taking all 24 points in closing out their 6-1, 6-0 victory.

Southington (4-0) also got doubles decisions from No. 1 Nate Zmarlicki and Mike Kwok (6-3, 6-2) and No. 3 Ethan Sutton and Pio Castellano (6-0, 6-1).

Singles winners for Southington were No. 2 Marek Kryzanski (6-2, 6-1), No. 3 Andrew Kudla (6-0, 6-1) and No. 4 Kade Huang-Savino (6-1, 6-3).

The Redcoats are 0-4.

Notre Dame-West Haven 4, Sheehan 3: The Titans were edged by the Green Knights in a SCC contest at the University of New Haven.

John Womelsdorf was the lone singles winner for Sheehan. He took his match at No. 4 via a super-tiebreaker 6-4, 3-6, 10-5.

Micah Lee and Mike Morales also pulled out a three-setter (6-1, 5-7, 10-6) at No. 3 doubles for Sheehan. John Yoder and Noah Becker teamed for a 6-2, 6-1 decision at No. 1.

Girls tennis

Southington 5, Mercy 2: The Blue Knights earned a non-conference win over the Tigers at Wesleyan Universityand improved to 5-0.

Jillian Watson provided a big boost for Southington at No. 4 singles. She was pushed into duty and recorded a thrilling 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) decision over Mercy’s Isabella Bartolomei in a match that spanned two hours and 45 minutes.

No. 1 Abby Murphy (6-0, 6-2) and No. 3 Chantelle Gimenez (6-0, 6-0) took care of business in considerably less time.

The Blue Knights also collected wins a No. 1 and No. 3 doubles. Kate Hardy and Isa Miani took the No. 1 match 6-3, 6-2. Ali Bruce and Avery Halloran won 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3.

Maloney 7, Wilcox Tech 0: The Spartans rolled to the non-conference win on their home courts, improving to 3-2 while knocking Wilcox to 2-6.

The Tribe fell to 2-6 after the contest and Maloney improved to 3-2.

Singles results on Wednesday were No. 1 Madison Clancy over Karen Saguay (6-0, 6-1), No. 2 Alissa Hoffman over Zonviaye Walker-Ellison (6-0, 6-0), No. 3 Aryanna Agli over Melissa Hernandez (6-0, 6-4), No. 4 Kaitlyn Valetine over Xochilt Rangal (6-3, 6-1).

In doubles, Abby and Haley Lespier downed Louisa Avila and Melanie Medina (6-1, 6-0) at No. 1. Julia Owen and Samantha Pirroccio defeated Shimma Zhar and Shontai Cross 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2. Emily Rhee and Hillary Lim bested Rosalinda Hernandez and Perla Diaz 6-1, 6-1 at No. 3.

On Tuesday, Maloney defeated Plainville, 6-1.

Clancy won No. 1 singles in that match 7-6 (7-2), 6-2. Hoffman was a 6-2, 6-2 winner at No. 2 and Agli prevailed 6-4, 6-4, at No. 3.

In doubles, the Lespier sisters swept 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1. Owen and Pirroccio won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2. Sabrina Vaillancourt and Galilea Meza were 6-0, 6-1 winners at No. 3.

Foran 4, Lyman Hall 3: The Trojans swept doubles, but were swept in turn in single in a tight SCC contest in Milford.

Doubles winners for LH (6-3) were No. 1 Nicole Nicefaro and Abbey Pallas (6-0, 2-6, 7-6 (7-5), No. 2 Bianca Vega and Liv Vegliante (6-2, 6-3) and No. 2 Keertana Chagari and Riley Sullivan (8-6).

Foran is 7-1.

Girls lacrosse

Southington 15, Ellington 14 (OT): Kaitlyn DeLorenzo provided the game-winner 2:55 into overtime in a non-conference contest in Southington.

It was DeLorenzo’s second goal of the game.

Kayli Garcia netted a game-high five goals and Talie Richardson add four as the Blue Knights improved to 5-1.

Ellington (2-5) erased a nine-goal deficit to force the extra session.

Rounding out the Southington attack was Kate Barner (2 goals), Brooke Lynch (goal, assist), Gabby Fiora (goal).

Mackenzie Brown made 10 saves between the pipes for the Blue Knights.

Boys track

Sheehan: The Titans went 2-1 in a SCC quad meet at Riccitelli Field. Sheehan downed Hillhouse (84-68) and Career (141-9) and lost to Hamden (79-70).

Senior Cyle Martindale was a double-winner for the Titans, taking discus (116-6) and shot put (43-10¾).

Other winners for Sheehan were Jordan Davis (javelin, 168-4), Maxwell Luddy (triple jump, 39-2 1/2), Andrew Mansfield (pole vault, 10-0).

Alberto Avila, Terrence Bogan, Riley Bjornberg and Jelan Kollie teamed to win the 4x100 in 45.58.

Girls track

Lyman Hall: The Trojans collected three wins in a SCC home quad meet. LH, now 5-3, defeated East Haven (78-63), Daniel Hand (96-54) and Hamden (80-51). Individual winners for the Trojans were Carly Jacobs (100 hurdles, 18.4), Velia Fagan (3,200, 17:06) and Jessica Palumbo (javelin (87-3). Jacobs was also in on two winning relays with Mikayla Durant. The duo teamed with Savannah Mangini and Fagan on the 4x800 (12:47) and with Erika Tetrault and Ayaka Tetrault on the 4x400 (5:23).

Boys volleyball

Southington 3, Hall 0: The Blue Knights cruised to 6-0 with a 25-13, 25-13, 25-15 sweep in CCC West action in Southington. Zack Morgan dished out 25 assists and also had a team-high six digs. Tim Walsh had a match-high 11 kills. Rocco Possidento and Brandon Wolf each had six kills apiece.


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