Local roundup: Seven locals advance in CIAC boys' tennis tourney
New Haven - Ben Biondi of East Lyme advanced to the third round of the CIAC Class M boys' tennis tournament Sunday at Yale University. Biondi, the No. 9 seed, beat Nick Cameron of Tolland 7-6 (3), 6-3, and will play No. 8 Brian Harkins of New Fairfield in the third round today at 1 p.m.
East Lyme's doubles team of Unni Kurumbail and Matthew Lin also advanced to the third round, winning by default. They will play Tim Harrington and Cameron Hartland of Woodstock Academy in the third round, also today at Yale at 1 p.m. Losing in second-round matches were Willie Dong and Alan Luner of Waterford, Jacob Kowalski of Fitch, Nike Hotary of East Lyme and the doubles teams of David Allen and Jake Skilbred of Ledyard and Matthew Chan and Nipun Hewage of East Lyme.
In other results:
• Two local doubles teams advanced to the quarterfinals of the CIAC Class S boys' tennis tournament at Conard. John Fairfield-Sonn and Josh Krasney of Old Lyme, the No. 3 seed, and St. Bernard's David Abraham and Chris Renaud won two matches each. Fairfield-Sonn and Krasney beat Ben Coughlin and Jared Grant of Cromwell in the second round and Zach Busby and Erin Chin of Housatonic 6-3, 6-3, in the third round. Abraham and Renaud beat Patrick Lazor and Tim O'Donnell of Northwest Catholic in the second round and Seamus Ashburner and Logan Stanley of Westbrook in the third round, 6-0, 6-3.
Today at 1 p.m., Fairfield-Sonn and Krasney will play Sabahudin Cecunjanin and Sam Henry of Old Saybrook and Abraham and Renaud will play No. 2 Henry Morris and Greg Portner of Weston. Losing in the third round were Ethan Fenton and Austin Pilgrim of Old Lyme and losing in the second round were John Dong and Chris Tsang of Stonington.
H.S. girls' lacrosse
• No. 18 Fairfield Ludlowe led 15-3 at halftime and went on to beat No. 15 NFA 22-4 in a qualifying-round game in the CIAC Class L tournament. Hannah Long had two goals and Sam Trombley and Kamryn Grace had one goal each for NFA (8-8).
• Toby Wells of Dublin, N.H., and Robin Berghman of East Providence, R.I., won the two late races at the Waterford Speedbowl Saturday night.
Wells won the night's 50-lap Northeast Mini Stock Tour race, Wells padded his point lead with the win. He took the lead from Justin Trombley on lap-11 and never looked back. Wells had to survive a host of restarts during the race, which was plagued with incidents, including two in the final two laps. Shawn Swallow of Stark, N.H., finished second and Emerson Cayer of Contoocook, N.H., was third. Wells has won two of the three events in the Thirty Marketing Triple Crown for the division. If he wins the final event of the three race promotion in the series at Thompson Speedway's World Series, he will receive a custom firesuit courtesy of Thirty Marketing.
Berghman led throughout the 25-lap New England Pro Four Modified feature. Berghman, last year's division champion, outperformed Norm Wrenn III on the track to claim her first ever victory at the Speedbowl. Wrenn, from Amherst, N.H., finished second and Dan Meservey Sr. of West Chatham, Mass., was third.
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