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Here comes the harvest; Blue Knight tennis is ready to break out this spring

April 4, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Two years ago, Tony Mauro talked about potential when his freshmen phenoms battled to a 7-9 record in the spring. Last spring, the tennis coach talked about turning the corner when the sophomores broke .500 with an 11-8 record. Now comes the harvest. “You never want to count your chickens…

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The best is yet to come; Girls Tennis hopes to build on last year’s success

April 4, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Critics watched with amused skepticism as the sophomore-heavy Lady Knights scored a couple of upsets last spring. They may have skoffed at the 15-3 regular season, but their doubts were quickly quieted. A resounding win over a lower seed was followed by a mild upset in the second round of…

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Tennis tourney coming to area in June; participants sought

March 4, 2014
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The largest community tennis tournament in New England is here in Connecticut. The Wint Filipek Sr. Memorial Tennis Tournament is scheduled for June 7 to 15 at the Copper Valley Swim & Tennis Club, Cheshire. This is a non-profit event. All proceeds benefit the Winton S. Filipek Sr. Scholarship Fund, Inc., which has awarded $67,500…

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First rule: Have fun; Kenny Hill Jr Memorial Tennis Tourney has become a summer staple

August 29, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer For more than three hours, Lady Knight tennis coach Robin Thompson proved that her lessons at varsity practices are more than just words. On Sunday, Aug. 25, the high school coach partnered with a friend to push a pair of high school players to three sets and a tie breaker…

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Extending the play; Wayton Open spills into a 3rd week of competition

July 26, 2013
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Extending the play; Wayton Open spills into a 3rd week of competition

By John Goralski Sportswriter Matt Wayton slumped in a canvas chair and stared out at the empty courts. Nobody was in the bleachers. Nobody was warming up. The women’s doubles finalists were already making their way back to their cars, and his three weary volunteers were already breaking down tables and taking down signs. On…

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Wayton Open holds court; Local tennis tournament attracts hundreds in 2013

July 19, 2013
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Wayton Open holds court; Local tennis tournament attracts hundreds in 2013

By John Goralski Sports Writer When Matt Wayton opened registration for the 2013 Wayton Open tennis tournament, he wasn’t ready for anything that followed. Within a few days, he was deluged with entries. Over the next few weeks, they flooded into his home office in an endless stream of emails and phone calls. “It was…

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Knights split the final week; Boys tennis team changes gears for the postseason

May 31, 2013
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Knights split the final week; Boys tennis team changes gears for the postseason

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Tony Mauro has trouble hiding his disappointement when asked about the upcoming state tournament, but it has nothing to do with his team. The Blue Knight tennis team met all of his pre-season goals with a 7-0 win over Fermi and a 4-3 loss to RHAM in the final…

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Ahead of the curve; Three more wins for young Lady Knights

April 18, 2013
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Ahead of the curve; Three more wins for young Lady Knights

By John Goralski Sports Writer Rianna Susco strolled to the fence between sets and flashed a wide grin up to her coach. On Wednesday, April 10, the girls tennis team had already clinched their third win of the season, but Coach Robin Thompson kept that fact from her sophomore player. After all, you can’t reproduce…

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