Posts Tagged ‘ tennis ’

Gimme an ‘E’ for ‘Effort’

May 25, 2016
By
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 their best efforts of the spring. “I thought that we began to realize that I…

Read more »

Tennis earns tournament berth

May 25, 2016
By
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 earn a tournament berth. “I think the girls have worked on some of the miscues…

Read more »

Boys Tennis battles the heart of the CCC schedule

May 18, 2016
By
Mike Balaoing drives a serve across the net during a match against NW Catholic.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Each win was followed by a loss, but the Blue Knight tennis team survived the heart of the conference schedule. The Knights out-lasted Conard, 4-3, before falling to Simsbury, 6-1. Southington rebounded with a 7-0 sweep against NW Catholic before falling to Glastonbury, 5-2. Coach Tony Mauro said that the team…

Read more »

Southington girls open May with a three-game losing streak

May 18, 2016
By
Tennis - SHS

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (7-4) walked into May with just one loss, but left the first week with three more after diving headfirst into the tough, conference schedule. Southington coach Robin Thompson had said that May would be the toughest stretch of the season, and rain in late April didn’t help. “What…

Read more »

Knights fall to Hall

May 12, 2016
By
Erik Kryzanski powers a serve during his victory over Hall at top doubles.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (7-3) fell short in their only game played last week with a 6-1 loss to Hall (8-1) at home on Thursday, May 5. The tandem of Ian Lawrence and Erik Kryzanski came away with Southington’s only individual win, defeating Hall’s James Leung and Noah Del Coro in a…

Read more »

Girls tennis rebounds from first loss of the season

May 5, 2016
By
Tennis 2

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (7-1) suffered their first loss of the season over the week, but still managed to garner two wins to move closer to qualifying for the Class L tournament. Southington welcomed Farmington to their home courts on Monday, April 25, but fell short, 5-2, for their first loss this…

Read more »

Tennis bounces back from Farmington loss with 2 lopsided wins

May 4, 2016
By
Tennis 1

The Blue Knight tennis team bounced back from their second loss of the season with two home victories. Falling at Farmington Southington’s five-game winning streak came to an end at Farmington (6-2) on Monday when the Knights suffered a 6-1 loss to the Indians. Ben Chasse came away with Southington’s only individual win after prevailing…

Read more »

Girls Tennis beats Newington and Manchester, remain unbeaten

April 27, 2016
By
Kristen Mathew returns a rally during a conference victory over Newington on Wednesday.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (5-0) picked off two more opponents this week to remain undefeated with wins at home and on the road. But as Southington coach Robin Thompson explains, the strategy of singles and doubles play shifts towards a tougher schedule as the month of May approaches. Doubles stay dominant Southington…

Read more »

Boys tennis sweeps past Blue Devils

April 27, 2016
By
Tennis 1

The Blue Knights (5-2) hosted Plainville (1-3) in their lone match of the week on Tuesday, April 19 where they swept the Blue Devils, 7-0. Mike Balaoing, Matt Balaoing, Ben Chasse, Jacob Chasse won in straight sets. Jacob Chasse went undefeated, and Mike Balaoing dropped just one game. Doubles Ian Lawrence-Erik Kryzanski won in straight…

Read more »

Girls tennis is on a roll

April 21, 2016
By
Natalia Gimenez tracks down a shot during a win over Mercy.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER While the Lady Knights escaped South Windsor (1-1) with a 4-3 victory off of strong doubles play last week, it was the singles players that experienced a much tougher time. The Knights fine-tuned their game, made some adjustments, and got back on track by dropping just one match in two victories…

Read more »