H.S. tennis: Old Lyme's Fenton and Bass win Shoreline girls' doubles title
Old Saybrook — Old Lyme's Alexis Fenton became a two-time Shoreline Conference doubles champion on Tuesday, and this time did it with a new partner and against two of her teammates.
Fenton, who won the SLC tournament with then-senior Lauren Wallace last season, teamed up with fellow junior Livie Bass to strike gold again, beating Aggie and Beatrice Hunt 6-2, 6-4 in an all-Old Lyme final on Tuesday at Old Saybrook High School.
Fenton and Bass were the top seeds, while the Hunt sisters were seeded third and upset the second-seeded seeded team from Westbrook 7-5, 6-3 in the semifinals.
In singles Abby Sicuranza and Sam Tan reached the semifinals of the 1-2 singles tournament before losing while Elaina Morosky rallied for a 2-6, 7-6, 7-6 win in the 3-4 singles championship match and Callie Bass reached the semifinals.
The Wildcats, who went unbeaten (19-0) for the second straight season, will be the No. 1 seed and defending state champion when the Class S tournament pairings are released on Thursday.
• Top-seeded Fitch freshman Will Albrikes advanced to Wednesday's championship match with a 6-0, 6-0 semifinal victory over No. 5 Jiarui Peng of East Lyme. Albrikes hasn't lost a game in three rounds, defeating Stonington's Jackson Conlon 8-0 (pro set) in the opening round and Woodstock Academy's Evan Haskins 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals on Monday.
Albrikes will face Stonington's Tucker Callahan in the 3 p.m. title match at East Lyme. The second-seeded Callahan, a finalist as a freshman in 2021, defeated No. 3 Daniel Sapozhnikov of East Lyme 6-1, 6-4 in the semifinals. Callahan defeated Montville's Jack Giurleo 8-2 in the first round and No. 7 Andres Sardar of Fitch 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals.
In doubles, the top-seeded team of East Lyme's Rohan Purohit and Rohun Boopathy were upset by teammates Matt Bradley and Riley Walsh 6-1, 6-4 in the semifinals. Bradley and Walsh, the fifth seed, beat No. 4 Conrad Tobiassen and Josh Lord 6-0, 7-6 (0) in Monday's quarters.
Bradley and Walsh will play the third-seeded team of Fitch's Doug Cardona and Tim Lynch in Wednesday's 3 p.m. final. Cardona and Lynch outlasted No. 2 Ronan Allison and Ben Fieldsend of Ledyard 7-6 (1), 2-6, 6-1 in the semifinals. Cardona and Lynch defeated Waterford's Gabriel Parent and Corey Sammataro in Monday's quarterfinals 6-1, 6-1.
• Two former champions will play for the ECC singles championship for the second straight year when reigning champion Sarah Hage of Waterford plays 2019 champion Maddie Hamm of Stonington on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Stonington. The top-seeded Hage, who defeated No. 2 Hamm in last year's final, defeated No. 12 Mia Lewandowski of Stonington 6-2, 6-0 in the semis while Hamm, now a senior defeated teammate Grace Duggan, the No. 3 seed, 6-4, 6-2.
Wednesday's doubles final will be an all-Stonington affair as the Bears' top-seeded team of Katie Johnstone and Katya Snegovskikh will play No. 7 Marcella Hamm and Lauren Buckley at 3 p.m. Johnstone and Snegovskikh defeated No. 5 Anna Servidio and Kristine Lee of Fitch 6-2, 6-0 in the semis while Hamm and Buckley beat No. 3 Ellie Bishop-Klee and Logan Reynolds of Woodstock 6-3, 6-2.
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