H.S. tennis: St. Bernard girls clinch share of ECC Small
Montville - St. Bernard School clinched at least a share of the Eastern Connecticut Conference Small Division girls' tennis title Friday with a 7-0 victory over Montville.
The Saints (9-3, 6-0) can wrap up the title with a win at Griswold on Wednesday.
Michaela Abate, Kat McKinley, Wendy Bessette and Maddie Mahoney were all straight-set winners and in doubles the teams of Alexa Massad-Brittney Walenta, Anna McKinley-Katherine Matthews and Jessica Xu-Andrea He only lost four games combined.
In other matches:
• East Lyme beat Norwich Free Academy 7-0 in an ECC Large Division match which used pro sets to beat the rain.
Sophia Shi, Katherine Wu, Lisa Gao and Ravali Yenduri won their matches by a combined 40-6 and the doubles teams of Aimee Cicchiello-Julie Tan, Kelly Peterec-Berkeley Callaghan and Ariel Plantz-Elisa Crane also posted wins for the Vikings (9-3, 5-2). NFA is 0-14, 0-7.
• East Lyme, the ECC Large Division champion, moved closer to an unbeaten season with a 7-0 win over NFA. Ben Biondi, Nick Hotary, Eric Wu and Ashish Joshi won their matches for the Vikings (12-0, 7-0), who have three matches remaining. The doubles teams of Matthew Lin-Nipun Hewage, Sujay Alavala-Mukesh Kurumbail and Matei Cioculescu-Shanan Kamal each won their pro set matches 8-0.
NFA is 0-15, 0-7.
• Old Lyme's Brendan White survived a three-set battle with Portland's Alex Riccio for the second straight day, overcoming a pair of set points in the final set before prevailing in their No. 1 singles match 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (3) to highlight the Wildcats' 7-0 win in the Shoreline Conference.
The sophomore beat Riccio 6-3 in the third set on Thursday.
Old Lyme (15-1) also picked up singles wins from Luke Grabowski, Charlie Dahlke, Johnny Fairfield-Sonn and Josh Krasney, as well as doubles wins from Eric Pan-Jason Feng and Ethan Fenton-Austin Pilgrim.
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