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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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Southington girls open May with a three-game losing streak

May 18, 2016
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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…

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Knights fall to Hall

May 12, 2016
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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…

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Girls tennis rebounds from first loss of the season

May 5, 2016
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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…

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Tennis bounces back from Farmington loss with 2 lopsided wins

May 4, 2016
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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…

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