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CHESHIRE — The Cheshire High girls tennis team ran its season record to 3-0 by winning all three doubles and the first three singles matches in a 6-1 rout of interdivisional SCC foe East Haven.

Christie and Katie Freitag scored a 6-0, 6-2 at the No. 1 doubles slot. Ashley Tartaglia and Sidney Tomko were victorious at No. 2 (6-1, 6-0). Katherine Wang and Emily Acquavita won 6-2, 6-0 at the third spot.

No. 1 singles player Nadja Pejovic was flawless in her 6-0, 6-0 win. Sara Bruce was almost the same at No. 2 with a 6-1, 6-0 win. Amanda Murray also won in straight sets at No. 3, 6-1, 6-2.

East Haven, spared a shutout by Corinne Palmer (6-2, 6-4) at No. 4 singles, is 0-3.

Hamden 5, Lyman Hall 2: The Trojans won a pair of doubles matches but fell to Hamden in an SCC interdivisional match on the road.

Krista Peterson and Sarah Pascale scored a 6-2, 6-0 victory in No. 1 doubles. Allie Caruso and Mallory Struble won 6-1, 6-3 in the No. 3 slot.

Hamden, which won the four singles matches in straight sets, is 2-1.

BOYS TENNIS

Sheehan 4, Branford 3: Sheehan’s number two and three doubles teams rallied for wins to complete a stirring comeback against Branford in a match that lasted 3 hours, 45 minutes in Wallingford.

Sheehan (2-1) trailed 3-2 when junior Eli Engstrom and sophomore Gerry Chica erased a 1-0 deficit against Stas Balaji and Owen Madelong to win a 6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (5) barnburner. Matt Pereira and Paxton Stowik completed the comeback with a 6-2, 6-1 win in the final doubles match.

Carl Thurston scored a 7-5, 7-6 (5) win at No. 2 singles. At No. 4, David Truong also won in straight sets, 6-1-6-3.

Branford is 2-1 on the season.

Guilford 7, Lyman Hall 0: The unbeaten Indians (3-0) won every match in straight sets in sending the Trojans (2-1) to their initial setback of the season.

Fairfield Prep 7, Cheshire 0: Jeremy Reichentahl extended Matt McDinges to three sets at No. 1 singles but fell short as Cheshire dropped to 0-3.



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