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Kataria brothers advance into the third round

June 12, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW HAVEN – Kunal Kataria and his brother, Rohan Kataria made it as far as the third round of the Class LL Boys Tennis Tournament in doubles, making it the farthest that any Southington boys’ tennis player(s) have advanced in the tournament under Southington coach Tony Mauro. The second round of…

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Tourney loss can’t damper Knight success: Girls Tennis sends 6 players to the state open

June 12, 2015
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Angela Baloing returns a volley during her postseason win. Balaoing was the only Knight to win during the 6-1 loss to New Canaan.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights girls tennis team’s (17-1) spring season came to a close on Wednesday, June 3 with a 6-1 loss at home to No.14-seed New Canaan (11-5) in the first round of the Class L Tournament. New Canaan defeated No.19-seed North Haven, 7-0, in the qualifying round. The Knights received…

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Girls tennis finishes 17-1

June 5, 2015
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The Lady Knights tennis team (17-1) wrapped up the regular season at home on Tuesday, May 26 with a 7-0 win over Bristol Eastern (9-9) on senior day. Alex Barmore, Angela Balaoing, Catie Wormer, and Natalia Gimenez swept singles play. Cassidy Race-Rianna Susco, Sam Lohneiss-Abby Roy, and Liz Costello-Julie Falk completed the sweep with wins…

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Spoiled by Glastonbury: Tennis suffers first loss in season finale, Kataria brothers escape Day 1 of the tourney

June 4, 2015
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Kunal Kataria chases down a volley during a 7-0 loss to Glastonbury in a battle of unbeaten teams in the regular season finale. Kataria went on to advance past the first day in the state tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A 7-0 loss at home to undefeated Glastonbury (17-0) on Wednesday, May 27 may have ended the Blue Knights’ (16-1) regular season, but it didn’t end their spirit. Southington coach Tony Mauro and his boys’ tennis team held their heads high and were anything but discouraged after they walked off the…

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Girls Tennis ties atop the CCC West standings

May 29, 2015
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The girls tennis team celebrates their first conference title. (Submitted)

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights girls tennis team (16-1) earned three more wins last week to put themselves in uncharted waters. They may have to share the CCC West Title with NW Catholic and Farmington, but the Lady Knights will be hanging their first conference banner in the gym. The Knights defeated Newington…

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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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Boys Tennis wins the conference title

May 20, 2015
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On Friday, May 22, the Southington High School athletic department honored Blue Knight tennis coach Tony Mauro with a plaque and an oversized tennis ball signed by the boys and girls varsity teams. Earlier this season, Mauro earned his 100th win as a varsity coach. Southington Athletic Director Eric Swallow, left, presented the award to Mauro, right, in a ceremony on the high school courts.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (16-0) carried momentum from one of the most dramatic weeks in the boys tennis program’s history into the final full week of the season. The boys captured three more victories and clinched the CCC West division title. “On my way home after one of those matches, I said…

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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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