GIRLS TENNIS New Canaan edges Greenwich in FCIAC quarterfinals
Nothing was settled after the New Canaan and Greenwich girls tennis teams faced each other in Tuesday’s FCIAC Tournament quarterfinal round match, as inclement weather forced the matchup to be suspended with the score tied.
But the sun was shining on Wednesday, especially on the Rams.
In a match that took two days to complete, fifth-seeded New Canaan edged fourth-seeded Greenwich, 4-3. The Rams (13-4) advanced to the FCIAC Tournament semifinals, where they will visit top-seeded Staples on Thu rsd ay at 4 p.m. Greenwich next plays in the state tournament.
Wednesday’s match between the Rams and Cardinals came down to No. 1 doubles. New Canaan’s top doubles duo of seniors Jenny Loomis and Chloe Sigg defeated Greenwich’s Yui Inagawa and Amy Bickham, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
“They made less unforced errors, which is what it usually comes down to and they were just strong enough that our team couldn’t come back,” GHS coach Betsy Underhill said.
Cardinals senior Christina Gianesello won her match at third singles, in one of the matchups that had to be completed on Wednesday. Gianesello beat Imogen Smith, 6-3, 7-5.
At second doubles, the Rams’ Sophie Gardner and Charlotte Sigg notched a hard-fought 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win against Greenwich’s Abby Shropshire/Hannah Vine.
In Tuesday’s matches, senior Martine Fierro and sophomore Nathalie Williams won at first and second singles, respectively, for the Cardinals. Jordyn Lee was victorious at fourth singles, while the No. 3 doubles squad of Grace Ruksznis/Natalie Thompson won their match for the Rams.