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Kataria Classic crowns champions

Alejandra Gimenez returns a volley during the women's singles final of the Kataria Classic. More at www.SouthingtonObserver.com.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER One of the big surprises about this year’s tournament was the ample number of close matches across every division. The Kataria Classic strives to offer a family-oriented experience rather than a more competitive atmosphere, like…

Wayton Open crowns champs

Joe Albiach leaps to save a rally during the Men’s A Singles championship of the Wayton Open tennis tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The 10th annual Wayton Open tennis tournament wrapped up with championship matches at Southington High School on Sunday, July 17. A player’s breakfast kicked off the morning before matches began at 9 a.m. and lasted until…

Tennis battle comes to a close

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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s tennis seasons came to an end this week with one surviving boys tandem earning an exit from the state tournament, while three girls tested themselves against the top talent in Connecticut at the state open.…

Chasse bros still fighting

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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights tennis team advanced just one doubles team in the Class LL tournament at Yale University in New Haven on Saturday, May 28 after entering a total of four singles and three doubles. Ben…

Gimme an ‘E’ for ‘Effort’

Mike Listro tracks down the ball during a doubles match with teammate Jason Soltys, back, against Newington.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER At the start of the conference schedule, Southington coach Tony Mauro said that his Blue Knights tennis team finally started showing the effort he expected. After going 3-1 last week, he said that his team showed…

Tennis earns tournament berth

Natalia Gimenez returns a volley during a 7-0 sweep of Avon. The Lady Knights qualified for the postseason last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER At the end of last week, Southington coach Robin Thompson predicted that her Lady Knights tennis team would qualify for the Class L tournament. And they did just that, as Southington went 3-1 last week to…