Posts Tagged ‘ tennis ’

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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By John Goralski
Alexandra Cifone returns a volley during the Wayton Open women’s singles championship match on Sunday, July 21.

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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By John Goralski
Matt Wayton, center, and Gianna Gurga scramble to reschedule matches after a rain delay on Saturday, July 13. The 2013 Wayton Open has attracted over 200 participants to the charity competition.

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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By John Goralski
Kevin Wormer protects the net during a doubles match against RHAM on May 21.

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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By John Goralski
Rianna Susco chases down a volley during a three-hour singles match on Wednesday, April 10.

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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