Posts Tagged ‘ tennis ’

Kataria Classic crowns champions

August 17, 2016
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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 the Wayton Open Tennis Tournament. The Kataria Classic managed to attract better competition than in…

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Kataria Classic welcomes new court appearances

August 10, 2016
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Arian Goknale returns a volley during an early round of the Kataria Classic Tennis Tournament. This year’s event has drawn a host of up-and-coming players.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Tournament director Kunal Kataria plopped himself in his chair at the end of the second day of his tournament, and let out a tired sigh like a retiring businessman after a hard day’s work. His younger brother looked just as fatigued beside him, along with the host of varsity high school…

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Wayton Open crowns champs

July 20, 2016
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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 the late afternoon. Tournament director Matt Wayton, said that he felt the tournament ran well,…

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Wayton Open spills onto local tennis courts

July 13, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Wayton Open tennis tournament kicked off on Friday, July 8 with matches taking place all over town, from the Southington High School and Memorial Park tennis courts to the ones at Panthorn Park and Recreation Park. Now in its 10th year, the annual tournament drew an increase of about 20…

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Tennis battle comes to a close

June 9, 2016
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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. Ben and Jacob Chasse’ run through the Class LL brackets came to an end when…

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Girls tennis falls in state tourney opener

June 1, 2016
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Abby Roy chases down a rally during Southington’s qualifying round loss to Wilton. Roy was one of two Lady Knights to win her match.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Although the 17th-seeded Lady Knights tennis team fell short, 5-2, in the qualifying round of the Class L tournament at No. 16 Wilton on Saturday, May 28, Southington coach Robin Thompson said that she was still very happy with the team’s level of play and ability to handle themselves in unbearable…

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Chasse bros still fighting

June 1, 2016
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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 and Jake Chasse teamed up together for the first time since falling in the first…

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Gimme an ‘E’ for ‘Effort’

May 25, 2016
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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…

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Tennis earns tournament berth

May 25, 2016
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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…

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Boys Tennis battles the heart of the CCC schedule

May 18, 2016
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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…

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