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Girls tennis stays hot in the CCC West

May 22, 2015
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Natalia Gimenez returns a volley during a victory over Simsbury on May 15.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights tennis team (13-1) swept the week with three conference wins over Farmington, Hall, and Simsbury. Southington won easily in each contest, 5-2. The Knights started off the week by welcoming the Farmington Indians (10-1) to their home courts on Monday, May 11 with a 5-2 win. Angela Balaoing…

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Knights sweep 3 powers, control the CCC West

May 21, 2015
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No. 1 singles player Kunal Kataria returns a volley at a recent home meet.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Ever since the preseason when Southington coach Tony Mauro stated that this season’s team could be Southington’s strongest boys’ team in decades, his Knights have done nothing but backed their coach’s statement. With three wins this week, including two against perennial state powers, it’s pretty much carved in stone. The Blue…

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Girls tennis suffers first loss

May 15, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights girls tennis team (10-1) put together a run of nine wins in a row, but that run came to an end on Monday, May 4 and the Knights were dealt their first loss of the season when they fell to NW Catholic Indians (8-2), 4-3. “I think some…

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Boys tennis keeps rolling: Mauro gets 100th win, Knights improve to 10-0

May 14, 2015
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Zaya Oshana drives a ball across the net during a win against NW Catholic on May 4.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three wins for the Blue Knights boys tennis team (10-0) would be an understatement to describe what kind of week it really was for the guys in blue that are not only sitting in first place in the CCC West, but are sitting high atop their white steeds dressed in shining…

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Girls Tennis clinches postseason, improve to 8-0

May 7, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (9-0) girls tennis team remained perfect after winning four matches out of the week, qualifying for the Class LL state tournament in the process. The Knights hosted the Windsor Warriors (1-6) on Monday, April, 27 and won the match handily, 7-0. “The conditions weren’t ideal and the wind…

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Boys Tennis surges to 7-0

May 7, 2015
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Luke Pfanzelt drives a serve across the net during a 6-1 win over Conard on May 1.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (7-0) remained undefeated this past week with two road wins and a homecoming conference triumph. The Knights started the week by sweeping the Blue Devils (2-5), 7-0, in Plainville on Monday, April 27. The Blue Devils are in their second year as a tennis program since 2003, coming…

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Boys tennis team continues to roll over opponents

May 1, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (4-0) boys tennis team showed their resiliency during the week with three wins in three days with a bump in the road along the way. After opening the season up with a shutout on the road at Windsor, the Knights returned back to their home court and kept…

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Girls stay perfect: Tennis wins 3 more, improves to 5-0

May 1, 2015
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Cassidy Race keeps the rally alive during a doubles match on Thursday, April 23. Race won her match, and the Knights beat Bristol Central, 6-1.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Since the start of the season, the undefeated Lady Knights tennis team has only dropped three matches in five contests, even without their No.1 singles player for most of it. Southington rolled off three more wins last week to improve to 5-0, and now the Knights are back to full strength.…

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Boys Tennis off to a strong start

April 24, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (1-0) boys tennis team may have cruised to a season-opening win on the road on Monday, April 13, against the Windsor Warriors (2-2), 7-0, but it was something more than a win that really opened Southington coach Tony Mauro’s eyes. “We looked strong,” said Mauro. “I hate to…

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Shifting lineups, changing roles: Girls tennis scrambles for two victories with make-shift lineup

April 23, 2015
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Shifting lineups, changing roles: Girls tennis scrambles for two victories with make-shift lineup

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Being without key starters for their first two matches of the season didn’t stop the Lady Knights (2-0) tennis team from winning, especially without their leading singles player. Everyone shifted up in the lineup. Players were forced into uncomfortable roles, but the Southington squad took it in stride. The Knights started…

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