WEDNESDAY TENNIS: Lyman Hall boys are tourney bound; Southington girls close the door on Hall; Berlin edges Maloney to claim CCC South

WEDNESDAY TENNIS: Lyman Hall boys are tourney bound; Southington girls close the door on Hall; Berlin edges Maloney to claim CCC South

WALLINGFORD — Corey Flynn rallied to a three-set win at No. 1 singles and Zach Marchi-Guasp pulled off a straight-set upset at No. 2 as the Lyman Hall boys tennis team defeated Hamden 4-3 Wednesday on the courts of Doolittle Park.

The victory was a big one for the Trojans. It avenged a 5-2 loss to the Green Dragons in the season opener and clinched a Class M state tournament berth.

Now 10-9, LH wraps up the regular season at Doolittle on Thursday evening against rival Sheehan (9-9).

In the Hamden match, which featured four three-set affairs, Flynn notched a 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 triumph at No. 1 singles.

Marchi-Guasp was a 6-1, 6-3 winner at No. 2.

In doubles, the No. 2 pairing of Evan Smith and Alex Zelaya battled to a 4-6 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 victory. Brady Campbell and Jackson Mailhot scored a 6-1, 6-2 decision at No. 3.

Abbott Tech 7, Wilcox Tech 0: The Indians were swept in a CTC matchup in Danbury.

Hall 6, Southington 1: Matt Balaoing, who normally plays No. 1 singles for the Blue Knights, paired with Nate Zmarlicki at No. 1 doubles and the duo produced Southington’s lone victory in this CCC West matchup in West Hartford.

Balaoing and Zmarlicki won 6-2, 6-2.

Also for Southington, Adam Kosko and Mike Kwok put up a solid battle at No. 2 doubles before falling in a super-tiebreakers 6-2, 6-7 (7-5), 10-7.

The Blue Knights are now 12-4. Hall is 13-2. 


Southington 6, Hall 1: The Blue Knights capped their home schedule in style, dealing the always strong Warriors a CCC West loss.

The best match of the day came at No. 3 singles, where Southington’s Chantelle Gimenez got past Hall’s Ari Edgar 5-7, 7-1, 10-2 in a rally-filled battle that lasted two hours.

Elsewhere, Abby Murphy remained unbeaten at No. 1 singles 6-1, 6-2. Riley Tindall rolled 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4.

No. 1 doubles was a stellar three-setter between Southington’s Kate Hardy/Isa Miani and Hall’s Claire Bellucci/Hannah Maidman. Hardy and Miani prevailed 6-3, 6-7, 10-7.

At No. 2 doubles, Gianna Wadowski and Avery Korp won going away 7-6, 6-2. Jillian Watson and Ali Bruce won 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3.

The Lady Knights are now 12-3.

Berlin 4, Maloney 3: With the CCC South division title in the balance, the Redcoats edged out the Spartans in Meriden.

This was a good one. Three of the matches were settled by super-tiebreakers.

Maloney’s No. 1 singles player Madison Clancy came through with a spotless 6-0, 6-0 win in her match and No. 3 Aryana Agil also won her contest in straight sets 6-2, 6-1.

The hosts also got a conquest from its top doubles team of Abby and Haley Lespier. The twins overcame a 6-7 deficit after one set and countered to win the second 6-1 and finished the match with a 10-6 third-set tiebreaker.

Maloney is 10-5 overall and 4-1 in the South. Berlin is 6-9 and 5-0 in the division.

Middletown 4, Platt 3: The Panthers won the first three singles matches; the Blue Dragons won everything else to record the CCC South victory in Meriden.

Platt’s Julia Misner cruised in the No. 1 match 6-1, 6-1.

No. 2 Rheanna Hastings and No. 3 Mylashia Armour both went to super-tiebreakers. Hastings persevered 6-3, 3-6, 10-5. Armour came from behind 3-6, 7-6 (7-2), 10-3.

Platt is now 5-11.

Wilcox Tech 6, Grasso Tech 1: A different day, a different win for the Indians on the road at a park named after a president.

Coming off a 5-2 win Tuesday over Platt Tech at Milford’s Eisenhower Park, the Indians defeated Grasso at Groton’s Washington Park.

A trio of 8-0 sweeps from No. 2 Melani Medina, No. 5 Shimaa Zhar and the No. 2 doubles team of Shontai Cross and Nayeli Mendez led the way.

Xochilt Rangel notched an 8-2 verdict at No. 3 singles and Kim Arjona followed with an 8-4 decision at No. 4. Rosalinda Hernandez and Luisa Avila were 8-1 winners at No. 1 doubles.

Against Platt Tech, the Indians got singles wins from Medina (8-2), Rangel (9-7) and Arjona (8-1).

Hernandez and Avila won their No. 1 doubles match 8-6. Ami Kaur and Perla Diaz were 8-2 victors at No. 2.


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