Greenwich High boys, girls tennis teams blank McMahon, 7-0

The Greenwich High School boys and girls tennis teams took to the courts against Brien McMahon High School and both came out with 7-0 victories.

For the boys team, three of the matches were won without the Senators grabbing a point. At No. 3 singles, Big Red’s Axel Hebrand finished off Luis Gonzalez, while Trent Newman took care of Josh Davis at No. 5 singles.

In No. 1 doubles action, Greenwich’s Shaw Speer and Louis McKenzie finished off Matt Allen and John Pearon 6-0, 6-0.

In the toughest match of the day, No. 1 singles player Ari Cepelewicz needed some extra time in the first set, but came away with the 7-6 (4), 7-5 victory over McMahon’s Zach Ely. At No. 2 singles, Chris Salisbury beat McMahon’s Tom Skipper 6-1, 6-1 and Jacob Cohen beat the Senators’ Ahman Kavunakareu 6-0, 6-1.

In No. 2 doubles, Big Red’s Tyler Dagnino and Max Minichetti upended Mike Cleary and Adam Ostrazewski 6-1, 6-1.

Not to be outdone were the Greenwich High girls team. Right from the start, Greenwich’s No. 1 singles player Anna Daccache was in trouble, falling 2-6 in the first set against Rebecca Link. Howevver Daccache rebounded and won the second set 6-1 and took the match with a 6-3 score in the third set.

At No. 2 singles, Maddie Arnold finished off Pratyusha Chinatla Pudi 6-1, 6-0, while Maggie Glynn upended Shraarani Alarapv by the same 6-1, 6-0 score. Rounding out singles competition was Hannah Kratky, who came up victorious against Nathalyra Ramirez 6-1, 6-0.

The Lady Cardinals had the same result in doubles competition. At No. 1 doubles, Julia Akerman and Lizzie Griffin easily came up with the 6-0, 6-0 win over Lindsay Chironna and Maddie Dunn. Lena Shipper and Reilly Sheets also fared well for GHS, as they won at No. 2 doubles 6-0 6-1 over McMahon’s Grace Konstantin and Claire Kostohyz.

Rounding out the scoring for Greenwich High was the No. 3 doubles team of Isabelle Janssen and Maitlyn Murphy, as she came away with the 6-2, 6-1 victory over Alyah Fresnel and Hannah Hendricks.

With the wins, both the GHS boys and girls teams moved to 10-1 on the season. The boys will be back in action when they travel to Bridgeport Central for a match at 4. The girls will host the Hilltoppers Thursday at 4.

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