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.