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HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP Brunswick tennis tops Hopkins

April 6, 2019

The Brunswick School tennis team cruised to a 7-0 win over visiting Hopkins School in an FAA match held on Thursday. The win raised the Bruins’ record to 3-0.

Brunswick took the doubles point and swept all six singles matches in straight sets on its way to the victory.

In singles play Ben Powis won his match at first singles for the Bruins 6-0, 6-1, while Evan Lee took a 6-2, 6-1decision at No. 2. At third singles, Ryan Glanville registered a 6-4, 6-0 win and Aidan Reilly was victorious at No. 4, 6-4, 6-3.

Lorenzo Gunningham was a 6-1, 6-2 winner at No. 5 and Alex Penn won 6-3, 6-0 at the sixth singles spot.

In doubles play, Glanville/Powis teamed up for an 8-2 win at the top spot and Reilly and Lee posted an 8-2 victory. Christian Hartch and Gunningham swept to an 8-0 triumph.

The Bruins return to action on Tuesday, with a home match against FAA rival St. Luke’s.

GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS

Darien raised its record to 3-0 by edging FCIAC rival Greenwich on Thursday, 4-3.

The Blue Wave received three singles victories and one doubles win, on their way to defeating host Greenwich. At first singles, Ryan Patrizn pulled out a 6-2, 2-6, 3-6 win against Greenwich’s Justin Speaker.

Caleb Fockens was victorious at second singles for the Cardinals, beating Ethan Zhang, 6-3, 6-3. Nick Derby of Darien was a 6-4, 6-3 winner against Matthew Luzzi at third singles. Fourth singles saw Darien’s Andrew Kelly register a 6-1, 6-0 win over Matthew Tamis.

In doubles action, Romano DeCaprio/Ian Wise notched a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 triumph against the Greenwich duo of Hayden Witmer/James Cosby at the No. 1 spot. At second doubles, Boris Ardemasov/Derek Wang of the Cardinals won their match against Tyler Cramer/Chris Calderwood, 7-6, 6-3.

The No. 3 doubles match went to Greenwich, as Jimmy Papas and Jain Kian posted a 7-5, 6-3 win.

GREENWICH HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS

Greenwich had the edge in singles competition, but host Darien swept the three doubles matchups in its 4-3 win in a marathon match that lasted three hours on Thursday.

In the No. 1 singles match, Darien’s Emily Wiley recorded a 7-5, 6-3 win against senior Martine Fierro in the FCIAC matchup.

Sophomore Nathalie Williams of Greenwich beat Katie Wiley at the No. 2 position, 6-1, 6-0. Senior Christina Gianesello (No. 3) defeated Abby Stravato of Darien in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3. Junior Kendall Schrohe of the Cardinals was a 6-3, 6-3 winner at No. 4.

In doubles competition, Juliet Homes/Elaina Cummiskey were victorious over the Greenwich tandem of Amy Bickham/Yui Inagawa, 6-4, 6-3 at the N. 1 spot. Quin Wolters/Caroline Hojsgaard tallied a 6-1, 6-0 win at second doubles, while Caroline Homes/Daniela Castellanos (No. 3) won the deciding match against the Cardinals’ Catherine Daye and Rachel Karetsky.

Darien’s No. 3 duo came back to win, 3-6, 6-1, 7-5. While Darien is 3-0 on the season, Greenwich’s record stands at 2-1.

GREENWICH HIGH GIRLS LACROSSE

The Cardinals dropped a 13-4 decision to national girls lacrosse power Ridgewood (N.J.) on Thursday at Cardinal Stadium.

“It was a hard-fought game from beginning to end, I don’t think the score reflected how well we played or the hard work we put in,” GHS first-year coach Rachel Vallarelli said. “Ridgewood is one of the top teams in the country, they are so well balanced, so this was a great test for our team.”

Paige Finneran, Katie Large, Grace Fahey and Jennifer Kelly each registered one goal for the Cardinals (0-2). Sloane Loveless made six saves in goal for Greenwich. Ridgewood, which led 9-0 at halftime, was led by five goals from Annie McCarthy. Jacki Wolak had four goals and one assist, while Cailin Bracken added four assists for the victors. Sara Ellinghaus contributed two goals for Ridgewood.

Up next for Greenwich is a road game against Massapequa (N.Y.) Saturday at noon.

dfierro@greenwichtime.com