High school roundup Greenwich girls tennis sweeps St. Joseph
Winning each match in straight sets, the Greenwich High School girls tennis team topped host St. Joseph 7-0 in an FCIAC match on Wednesday.
The Cardinals are 4-0 heading into Thursday’s home match against rival Staples. Martine Fierro won her match at first singles for Greenwich, 6-0, 6-1. At second singles, Melanie Leguizamon notched a 6-0, 6-0 win. Christina Gianesello didn’t drop a game in winning her No. 3 singles match, while Yui Inagawa posted a 6-1, 6-2 victory at No. 4.
In doubles action, Hannah Castro/Kendall Schrohe registered a 6-0, 6-2 triumph at the top spot. Melanie Murphy/Amy Bickham were 6-0, 6-0 winners at No. 2.
On Tuesday, the Cardinals edged host Ridgefield, 4-3. At first singles, Fierro registered a 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 win over Ridgefield’s Aurora Joblon. Leguizamon was victorious at second singles for Greenwich, beating Morgan Held, 6-0, 6-2.
Gianesello of Greenwich posted a 6-0, 6-1 win against Rachel Bodner at third singles. Four singles saw Inagawa defeat Alexis Zacharakos, 6-0, 6-0.
In doubles play, Hillary Sherpa/Jill O’Keefe were 7-5, 6-3 winners against Greenwich’s Crasto/Schrohe at No. 1. Julia Driscoll/Jen Gordon won their match against Murphy/Bickham, 6-2, 7-6 (5). Isabel Voellmicke/Phoebe Seidenburg recorded of the Tigers recorded a 6-3, 7-6 (1) triumph against Abby Shropshire and Efia Howarth at third doubles.
GREENWICH ACADEMY TENNIS
The Gators continued their successful start to the season, cruising past visiting Kent School 8-1 in a match held on Wednesday.
Emma Carney of Greenwich Academy took an 8-2 decision from Christina Khalil at first singles. Claire Wolstencroft was an 8-5 winner at second singles for the Gators, while teammate Karina Toub won her match at No. 3 against Meara Burns, 8-2.
Lauren Wakeman recorded an 8-6 triump for GA at fourth singles and teammate Katie Miele notched an 8-1 win at No. 5. Andrea Jemiolo was also victorious in singles competition for the visiting Gators, winning at No. 6.
Carney and Toub teamed up for an 8-1 victory at first doubles and Annabel Thrasher and Miele were victorious at second doubles, 8-5, to round out the win.
The Bruins were in top form against defending New England champion Taft School, notching a 17-4 victory over the Rhinos at Century Golf Club.
Ben Carpenter of Brunswick on his matchup against Rex Riefler, 3-0, at the No. 2 spot. Carpenter won the front nine, back nine and match to earn three points. Connor Belcastro of the Bruins was victorious at No. 3, topping Chris Gaeta, 3-0. At No. 4, Charlie Marvin edged his Taft foe, 2-1.
Thomas VanBelle was a 3-0 winner for Brunswick against Craig Cagner at No. 5. Lance Johnson posted a 3-0 triumph at the sixth spot. The No. 1 matchup saw Taft’s Johnny Felkins defeat Matt Camel, 2.5-0.5.
“It was the best performance we had as far as beating a quality opponent,” Bruins coach Jim Stephens said. “Everyone played well, they all shot in the 70s. Taft won the New England championship last year and beat us twice, so our kids were really happy with the win.”
GREENWICH ACADEMY LACROSSE
A big first half powered the Greenwich Academy lacrosse team to a 20-9 victory over host School of the Holy Child on Tuesday. With the win, the Gators, improved their record to 6-0.
Sophomore Katie Goldsmith recorded a team-high five goals to pace the Gators, who took a 16-5 lead into halftime. Taylor Lane, Margaret Maruszewski and Grace Schulze each registered hat tricks and Tessa Brooks had a hat trick with one assist for the victors.
Greenwich Academy led 7-5 late in the first half, before going on a scoring surge that broke the game open.
Senior Karina Schulze had one goal and one assist, while Eliza Bowman tallied twice for Greenwich Academy, which received five saves from senior goalie Maggie Reville. The Gators are averaging 16 goals a game through their first six games.
GREENWICH HIGH SOFTBALL
The Cardinals were edged by host St. Joseph 4-2 on Wednesday. Greenwich’s record stands at 3-5. With the score tied at 1-1, the Cadets scored three runs in the fifth inning to taqke a 4-1 lead.
The victors finished the game with eight hits. Greenwich scored one run in the third inning and added its second run in the sixth. Junior pitcher Sophia Prieto allowed eight hits in six innings for the Cardinals.
Julie Gambino went 2 for 3 with one RBI, while Kelly Brogan and Prieto each had one hit for GHS, which visits Ridgefield Friday.