high school roundup Greenwich girls tennis slams New Canaan
Like its season-opener against Brien McMahon on Monday, the Greenwich High School girls tennis team resembled a squad in top form in their second match of the season against New Canaan on Tuesday.
The Cardinals improved their record to 2-0 on the young season, beating visiting New Canaan 6-1 in an FCIAC matchup.
Greenwich won all four singles matches and two of the three doubles matchups on a chilly day.
Sophomore Nathalie Williams earned the Cardinals’ first victory of the match, defeating New Canaan’s Sophie Gardner, a junior, 6-0, 6-0, at the No. 2 spot.
“I guess I was a little nervous again today, because this was my first match playing No. 2,” said Williams, who is in her first season on the squad. “My opponent was really nice, which made me less nervous as the match went on. I thought I was playing really well, better than my first match, which was good to see.”
Martine Fierro, a senior co-captain, won her match at first singles against senior Caroline Mayock, 6-2, 6-0. Fierro was back on the court after missing the first match of the season.
“I haven’t missed a match for sickness in three years, so everyone had to move up one spot the other day,” Fierro said. “I didn’t want to miss this match. For me, this was a fun match. New Canaan is a really good team, so it was nice to see all of us play competitive matches.”
Senior co-captain Christina Gianesello of GHS was a 6-2, 6-1 winner at the third singles spot, while junior Kendall Schrohe of the Cardinals took a 6-2, 6-2 decision from Natalie Thompson at No. 4.
In doubles competition, New Canaan received a win from Jenny Loomis and Chloe Sigg at the No. 1 spot, 6-4, 6-3. Hannah Viney/Abby Shropshire were victorious at No. 2 for Greenwich, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6.
The third doubles match was a marathon affair that Catherine Day and Abby Shropshire pulled out in a tiebreaker, 14-12, after two sets were split.
GREENWICH BOYS TENNIS
Greenwich began its boys tennis season by recording a 7-0 win over Brien McMahon on Monday in Norwalk.
Caleb Fockens of Greenwich was victorious at first singles against Charles Emerson, 6-1, 6-1. At second singles, Matthew Tamis defeated McMahon’s John Kirst, 6-0, 6-2. Alican Beba (No. 3) of the Cardinals beat Emmett McGurren, 6-2, 6-1. Fourth singles saw James Cosby sweep to a 6-0, 6-0 victory for the Cardinals.
In doubles action, Boris Ardemasov/Derek Wang took a 6-0, 6-0 decision from McMahon, at the top spot, while Josh Fruman/Jimmy Papas teamed up for a 6-0, 6-0 victory.
At the third doubles spot, Luke Muse/Pietro DiFerrari also won their match, 6-0, 6-0, for the Cards (1-0.